Wise & Well Program for Healthy Living
The Emanuel Friedman Wise and Well Program for Healthy Living targets the health needs of older adults in San Mateo County, particularly low-income, minority elders, 60 years of age and older. The program provides free screening and health education services with an emphasis on heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes - three conditions that are particularly prevalent and devastating to these populations.
Changes for 2015 Wise and Well Program
Wise & Well Staff
Chris Kenny, RN per diem
23 years working in the aging field
Education: Queen of Angels, Los Angeles; College of Notre Dame, Belmont
Best thing about working with seniors: I have always enjoyed working with seniors for their wisdom and acceptance of what is sent their way. There is a certain peacefulness working with older adults.
Carol Masterson, Gerontological, RN, per diem, BC-Gerontology
20 years working in the aging field
Best thing about working with seniors: The rewards of seeing an older patient smile and knowing that I have provided the best possible nursing care and have made a difference in their lives. This makes me smile.
Education: University of New York State, ASN; San Francisco School for Health Professionals, LVN
Janel Jurosky, RN, MSN, Wise and Well program coordinator
6 years working in the aging field
Education: Masters of Science in Nursing, emphasis in Public Health, San Francisco State University BS in Business Administration, Cal Poly, Pomona
Best thing about working with seniors: I revere the seniors I work with for their commitment to wellness. I enjoy listening to their rich life experiences. It is some of the most rewarding work I have done in my nursing career.
Llamina Ralls, RN
Best thing about working with seniors: I am inspired by the seniors that I have met through Senior Focus Wellness Program. Their genuine interest in wanting to improve and/or maintain good health keeps them open to learning and willing to make changes in their lifestyle. The most rewarding part for me is helping them come up with a realistic daily plan of action for dealing with the overwhelming circumstances of their chronic condition.
Education: BS Nursing, Mount Saint Mary’s College, MS of Science Nursing, UCSF
# of yrs in aging field: 5
Best thing about working with seniors: I love interacting with seniors and learning from all of their life experience and wisdom. I find just sharing a smile and listening to be very rewarding.
Education: Masters of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Vermont; Dietetic Internship, Keene State College; BS in Biology, Johnson State College