Leonora C. Rodriguez

Term: 2021 - 2021

Master's Student

Mcdaniel College

Email: leonorac1979@gmail.com

My focus areas are psychosocial wellness of older adults using the arts, effects of social isolation and food insecurity on aging and, educating Latino communities on age-related services.
I have worked in the field of recreation in various healthcare settings, serving the psychosocial needs of older adults and seniors for 15 years as a program/recreation director. I am currently employed by the Milford Council on Aging as the Executive Director of the Milford Senior Center, a 2000+ member senior center.
As a non-traditional student, returning to complete my master’s degree at 40 years old, after caring for a family member diagnosed with Dementia, I feel I can represent those whose track may have been altered (temporarily) and those who are seeking to strengthen the field of Gerontology as professionals.