Aging Support Coordinator
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Working Hours: Part Time
A Little About My Role at PYM
As the Aging Support Coordinator, Sheila supports individuals and families who are applying and/or are considering applying for PYM Aging grants, including the Aging Assistance Granting Group and Greenleaf. The coordinator communicates with individual Friends, their families, Clerks, and local Meetings regarding aging concerns. Sheila often authors topics of interest for Aging Friends and caregivers which are shared on PYM News under the title, To Brighten Your Day. A growing repository of educational resources supporting the interests and needs of aged friends and their families is offered on Quaker Aged Resources website. Intergenerational work with aged Friends and others is supported in collaboration with the Community Engagement Team.
Sheila holds a licensed Master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in long-term care, including as director of assisted living communities in two states, and was previously licensed as a nursing home administrator. Her experience with nonprofits includes serving as Executive Director for National Perinatal Association and Director of Children’s Future Hillsborough, a collaborative project with 14 agencies serving children and families with mental and physical health issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Infant Massage USA and as a mentor with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice Mentor Collective.
Did You Know?
Sheila and her husband have visited 47 national parks and are hoping to see more!