With a Master’s Degree in Gerontology and 20 years experience working with family caregivers and seniors, Wendy is well-equipped and passionate about helping others make informed decisions while they deal with a crisis or navigate transitions associated with the aging process.
Wendy understand the importance of supporting caregivers and seniors in making informed decisions about their future care. In addition to her private geriatric case management side, she provides coaching and consulting services with Family Caregivers of BC.
Wendy gives back to her community through a number of contributions. She provides local community presentations and facilitates many seminars with various organizations including Comox Valley Senior Peer Counseling, North Island Elder College, Save Our Seniors, Abbeyfield Comox Valley, Comox Recreation Centre, Evergreen Seniors, Comox Seniors Association, Berwick Comox Valley and the Retired Teachers Association.
When Wendy isn’t talking or writing, she loves being outdoors on her growing collection of bikes. She also love to sneak in a good book or amble in the forest with her goofy dog. Originally from Toronto, Wendy traded her urban lifestyle (but hasn’t quite adopted Island time yet!) and moved to the Comox Valley in 2004. She is blessed to have an uber bouncy, smiley, active, kind and creative 12 year old daughter.
Carmen grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and thought she would never leave. In 2000, she graduated with a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Alberta and quickly settled into life as an adult by getting a great job as a Recreational Therapist working with youth. In 2008 it all changed, Carmen and her husband took the plunge to live out a dream and move their family to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC and become islanders.
After years of being a mom, Carmen re-entered the work force and joined Keystone Eldercare Solutions in 2014 and has never looked back.
Carmen keeps Keystone Eldercare Solutions and specifically, Wendy, running like a well-oiled machine. Clients sing her praises for her friendly voice on the other end and her quick responses to requests, phone calls and emails. Carmen also manages Keystone’s newsletter, blog and social media sites. When she takes off her “Wendy’s Jill of All Trades” hat, she is busy exploring the island with her two sons and husband, volunteering in the community and riding her bike up and down the Comox Valley.
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