Elaine Poker-Yount

Elaine is the Director of Dementia Care and Community Outreach at Visiting Angels East Valley, the Successful Aging AZ Owner, Educator, Conference Director, and a Family Coach focusing on Aging and Dementia Care. She is a PAC™ (Positive Approach to Care) Certified Dementia Trainer and uses those skills to empower families living with dementia how to best meet their loved ones’ current capabilities.  She also teaches aging life and caregiving skills. As a long-distance family caregiver herself, she understands what people are experiencing. For the last 11 years she’s authored a monthly column for the Arizona Republic entitled “Successful Aging” sharing resources and tips for families and caregivers throughout the state. Elaine Chairs the Memory Café in Sun Lakes, is Co-chair of Dementia Friendly Sun Lakes, and is on the Board of Directors for the Arizona In-home Care Association.