Hannah Barton has always been drawn to older adults. Their stories. Their knowledge.
"I was the kid growing up who didn't play with my age group," she said. "I wanted to chat with the parents. Even now, I go to dinner parties and am the one chatting with older adults."
Barton is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and earned her master's degree in science and gerontology from Concordia University, where she studied the stereotypes surrounding older adults.
"My biggest takeaway from my schooling is just how important it
is for older adults to play a role in their own care and to make their own
decisions," Barton said.
Before joining the ChooseHome team as a Personal Services Coordinator, Barton worked at Warwick Forrest, a Riverside continuing care retirement community in Newport News.
"With ChooseHome, a retirement community without walls, my role is to help our members age in place as long as it's safely possible."
For more about ChooseHome Personal Services Coordinators and the role they play in helping members age in place, visit choosehome.com.