Advisors on Aging is a cohesive, caring team of Licensed Clinical Social Workers who have been in the field of aging for over 60 years, combined. We are here to guide families through the complex array of elder care issues, resources and options.
LAUREN EPPINGER, LCSW
Lauren Eppinger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California who began working with older adults over 16 years ago. She earned her BA from the University of Colorado and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. She served as a Social Worker and then Program Director at Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB) Adult Day Health Care in Berkeley. Lauren’s other professional roles have included Care Manager for Santa Cruz County’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP), Medical Social Worker at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, and private Geriatric Care Manager in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Lauren offers her clients a solid understanding of how to best serve them within a variety of settings, including home, assisted living facilities, hospitals and nursing homes. Lauren is proud to be part of the Social Work profession whose core values include social justice, integrity, personal dignity and the value of the individual.
CAROLYN LONNER, LCSW
Carolyn Lonner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California who discovered her passion for working with older adults in 1991 as a volunteer with the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention in San Francisco. Carolyn received her BA From UC Berkeley and returned to UC Berkeley to earn her Masters in Social Welfare, with a Gerontology emphasis. She was the Program Director of Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay Adult Day Health Care site in Berkeley for nearly a decade and then became a private Geriatric Care Manager in 2001 providing support for older clients and their families in Alameda County. She has been a facilitator of a young-onset support group for persons in the early stages of dementia through the Alzheimer's Association for many years. Carolyn is dedicated to helping families and individuals plan for, and access, their long-term care in ways that optimize their mental, physical, cognitive and emotional strengths and well-being.