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2021 Outstanding Project in the Field of Aging

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Purposeful Planning Program
Kristin Cooley, LISW-S, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

 As the visionary behind the Purposeful Planning Program, Kristin Cooley leaned into serving those in need. Kristin forged partnerships and opportunities that enabled her to launch her private practice in 2020. 

The Purposeful Planning Program provides a much-needed free service to our community through their support from the Giving Voice Foundation and Alois Foundation. It not only helps to connect people with helpful resources and provides a written action plan, but also provides support service and continues on in a therapy role if needed.  Dozens of patients recount the positive experience and how lost they had felt before connecting with this program and how lost they had felt before connecting with the program. 

Kristin's ability to understand the issues, communicate effectively and compassionately, and provide valuable education to the families and loved ones, is the driving force of the program's success.  Thanks to The Giving Voice and its financial support of the program, Kristin is able to offer services free of charge to the families. This program fills a major void in the care of those with cognitive impairment and can serve as a template for wider application into our community.  The need for it, unfortunately, will continue to grow for years to come.

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