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Lombard, IL – The Board of Directors of AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois elected Jennifer Brasfield to the Board as a Kendall County representative. She will serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors.
Ms. Bransfield is the Executive Director of the Riverwalk Adult Day Services, a member of the Dementia Friendly Naperville Task Force, and a founding member of the Dementia Leadership Network.
“AgeGuide is pleased to welcome Jennifer Bransfield to the Board of Directors,” said Marla Fronczak, Chief Executive Officer for AgeGuide. “Jennifer is an incredible advocate for older adults and people living with dementia. We look forward to having her knowledge, expertise, and passion on our Board of Directors.”
Ms. Bransfield is also on the Naperville-Lisle TRIAD Board as the Program Chair and Vice President of the Association of Senior Service Providers (ASSP). Jennifer is a member of the Continuity of Care (COC) and the Southeastern Kane County TRIAD. In 2019, she was trained by AgeGuide to facilitate the Stress Busting Program for Caregivers and in 2020 as a Dementia Friendly Business Sector trainer. Since then, Jennifer has conducted several Dementia Friendly trainings for church organizations, realtors, libraries, park districts, and the public on how to become a Dementia Friendly community.
Ms. Bransfield has been a social worker for over twenty years after earning a Master of Social Work and a Master of Administration from Aurora University. She went on to become a certified gerontologist in 2018.
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois, an Area Agency on Aging, is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing and coordinating a network of services for older adults throughout the eight-county region. AgeGuide informs and advises public and private agencies and the general public of the needs of older residents, and acts as an advocate on their behalf. The Agency serves DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. Other information about AgeGuide and other topics of interest to older adults and links to other resources are available at the Agency’s web site: www.ageguide.org.
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