One of the more recent additions to the APA board is Lisa Legters. When she joined the board, Lisa hit the ground running. She is currently the APA Events Chair, putting together all of the APA Networking Events and so much more. Here's a little more about Lisa.
Tell us about your what you do and how you help the community.
I have been the Program Director for Creative Aging Cincinnati since the fall of 2015. We are a small nonprofit organization that pairs members such as retirement communities, nursing homes, adult day programs and senior centers with artists who provide educational, wellness and arts programs to older adults. What I love most about my job is working with a diverse group of professionals in the field and some very interesting artists. By matching the right musician, speaker, or wellness instructor to the customer, we are positively impacting the lives of seniors. In my early career, I was an Activity Director in both an adult day program and later a retirement community, so I bring those experiences into my current role. It has been a rewarding job.If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go money no object?
I would love to travel to Paris, France or Rome and see the Vatican one day.
Tell us about yourself and family.
My husband Jeff and I have been married for 25 years and have four children – Nick and Daniel are both at UC, Jennifer is a senior at Lakota East and our youngest, Chris is a freshman. We live in West Chester. Our family has traveled nearly every summer to support Jeff as part of the barbershop international contest – we all love to watch him perform.
Nick and Chris have both taken part in marching band – which has also been a lot of fun. The kids talked us into getting a cat in the fall of 2019, and now I am Piper’s “person”. I like to joke that she is my administrative assistant, as I work from home and she likes to walk across my laptop!! I also have been a catechist at our church, teaching second graders. This has been a lovely ministry. I love to cook, bake, read and am an avid walker.What was the last book you read?
I am in a book club that started more than 45 years ago. I joined with a dear friend before my daughter, now almost 18, was born. I love these women in the group, and we read some pretty awesome books. The last one was “The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot”. So good!! I loved the author’s writing and honesty – and the relationship between the two characters. And if audiobooks count, I technically am listening to the podcast “The Catechism in a Year” with Fr. Mike Schmitz. It is inspirational and complex book for sure.Anything else you would like to share?
I am looking forward to a great year of networking with others in the Association for Professionals in Aging.