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Winter 2019

Rita Wiles Ross

From FDIC to IONA: Acronym to acronym, Ross has moved seamlessly from a career in government to a volunteer role advising an elder services nonprofit. Secret to Aging Well: “Community. While we all want to remain independent as we age, it’s just as important to have a support network to help you manage any challenges down the line. Keeping social connections is critical to your health and wellness.” Taken by Surprise: Having had no Iona to rely on when her own parents passed away, she decided it would be wise to learn more about aging. Advice to Caregivers of Elderly Parents: “Plan ahead, be informed, and have your resources lined up before a crisis hits.”

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