I am an author, speaker and consultant specializing in aging and families, including caregiving, grandparenting and multi-generational issues. I have authored numerous publications, including the books, AARP’s Juggling Work and Caregiving and Things to Do Now That You’re…a Grandparent. I am a recognized media authority, and I’ve been interviewed for TV, online and print media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The Doctors, The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine and numerous state and local newspapers and television stations. I have been an advocate for older adults, children and families for more than 30 years at the local, state, national and international levels. I started my career as a music therapist and adult day services administrator, and later worked at the Ohio Department of Aging before joining AARP, where for 15 years I led the intergenerational and grandparenting programs including the Grandparent Information Center, a leading resource for grandparent caregivers.