Meet your advocates

Meet Rose Traub

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Rose Traub was born in Hurleyville, New York and was raised in the Catskills Mountains. Growing up with large senior population made her well rounded and inversed in the needs of the elderly. After graduating College, she took a position in the technology business with Bellsouth Mobility, after a long career there she accepted a position for Hospice then Home Health as the community Liaison for the next ten years. Working with the community so closely, (including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and physician offices) opened her eyes to the needs of our seniors in our community and transitioned her into the role of senior care advisor and senior care placement specialist.

Rose is also the co-author of ElderCare Simplified, a Comprehensive Manual to Guide you Through the Stages of Aging. With her new publication coming out, A Guiding Light for Seniors & Their Family. Both Books are filled with information about the aging process, what to look for and what’s available as your loved one transitions into their next Journey in this life. It covers every step of the way in an easy-to-understand and highly comprehensive manner.

Rose was the primary caregiver for her own parents and in-laws, and became a licensed Nursing assistant to enable her to care for her loved ones better. She learned that care giving alone is a full-time job. With possessing a career, children, and a husband, time and time again she relied on her friends for emotional support as well as valuable information. Necessity drove her to learn the ins and outs of elder services, medical services, as well as hospice services. As she learned more, she began to see the need to share this knowledge with others in an effort to help people gain the direction they need in order to plan for the future.

Rose is also a certified Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator. She conducts two meetings a month with caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease at two different locations in Volusia County. She shares resources and information from the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) with the group and provides an opportunity for those dealing with all types of dementia to share their concerns and offer support to each other.

Meet Susan Little

10451168_866813059999337_5991729290415060925_nSusan Little has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and is retired after 34 years in public education. She has worked as a classroom teacher and assistant principal.

Susan is also the co-author of ElderCare Simplified,  a Comprehensive Manual to Guide you Through the Stages of Aging. This book is filled with important information about the aging process and covers every step of the way in an easy-to-understand and highly comprehensive manner.

Susan H. Little has become the primary caregiver for her own parents and in-laws, and has learned that caregiving alone is a full-time job. With possessing a career, children, and a husband, time and time again she relied on her friends for emotional support as well as valuable information.

Necessity drove her to learn the ins and outs of elder services, medical services, and hospice services. As she learned more, she began to see the need to share this knowledge with others in an effort to help people gain the direction they need in order to plan for the future.

Little has a master’s in educational leadership and retired after thirty-four years in public education as a teacher and assistant principal.

Susan and her team of professional’s hope is that this resource would help many people or at least gives them the direction they need to go and the un-foreseen circumstances that may pop up so they can plan for it.

Susan is also a certified Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator. She meets with caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease once a month. She shares resources and information from the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org with the group and provides an opportunity for those dealing with all types of dementia to share their concerns and offer support to each other.

When Susan is not taking caring of her mother-in-law, she is taking her faithful companion Val (short for Little Miss Valentine) to Assisted Living Facilities or Nursing Homes to share the love of her four legged friend. Therapy Dogs, such as Val visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes. The objective of Therapy Dogs, Inc. www.therapydogs.com is to form a network of caring individuals who are willing to share their special animals in order to bring happiness and cheer to people, young and old alike.

susan with dogIn addition to being certified by Therapy Dogs, Inc.—Susan and Val are a part of a ministry sponsored by Christ Community Church in New Smyrna Beach, called Pause (Paws) 4 Christ. The mission work of this group is to provide comfort for those in any trouble directed by II Corinthians 1:3-5.


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