Senior Advocate strives to provide regional, comprehensive, and
targeted information to empower seniors to live healthy, productive lives
and to allow professionals to be as knowledgeable as possible about
local services and healthcare initiatives.
Senior Advocate was established in Hampton Roads, Virginia in 2000 by Stephanie Smith. Her experience in caring for her grandmother, who developed Alzheimer's disease, sparked Smith’s interest in issues involving the needs of older adults. Her hands-on experience providing care management for seniors and their families made her aware that these families were often ill-informed about resources available to help them. She also became aware that even the professionals who were providing services to seniors were frequently in need of additional information and options. Senior Advocate is committed to meeting those needs through hosting educational events and by promoting SeniorAdvocate.Live, an informative, up-to-date website for both seniors and healthcare professionals.