Holly has worked with people in Assisted Living communities for more than 15 years, in both Marketing Director and Executive Director roles. Hundreds of residents and their families have benefited from Holly’s assessments of their needs, assisting in their transitions, and continuing to support them after their move.
Her love of working with seniors, particularly those facing the challenges of dementia, has inspired her to start Dementia Resource Group. Guiding families to make the best choices for the moment, and planning for the future, is at the heart of what makes DRG unique and individual centered.
Holly is from Austin, Texas and moved to New Hampshire a few years ago, fulfilling her dream of living in New England. She holds a BS in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Holly enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, and exploring the back roads.
Rochelle is a wife of 55 years, a mother of 3 children, and a grandmother of 6. Her working years were happily spent helping her husband’s professional photography business as his bookkeeper and photo stylist. When her children were older, Rochelle worked as an Associate in Ministry for a Lutheran Church for 15 years.
“My journey as a caregiver for my husband began a year and a half ago, when he was diagnosed with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease). That was a terrible and very scary time. I knew something of the disease, but really had no understanding of how many legal, financial and emotional things I would be called on to address”.
Rochelle’s first piece of advice? Bring your family, friends and others that you consider your support system in as soon as you can. They will help where they can and support you emotionally until you get your feet on the ground and get a basic plan.