by Michelle Ferguson
TNC Social Worker
Each March, we take the time to acknowledge social workers across the nation. Social work is a diverse and highly skilled profession that aims to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. Here at Riderwood, we are fortunate enough to have a team of ten social workers who specialize in geriatric care. These professionals are a great resource for you and your family in good times and bad. Social workers provide a wealth of information on local resources and services to support you; and act as part of an interdisciplinary team, along with doctors, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, nurses, and other health care practitioners. Social workers can intervene in times of crisis, or simply listen empathetically when you’re seeking comfort. Often times, social workers are doing the “behind the scenes” work to help accomplish a goal. Have you ever wondered how your social worker can be of help to you? Come learn and get to know more the department at our upcoming Social Work Panel on Friday, March 17 from 2-3 pm in the Chesapeake Room, MST. Here, you’ll meet members of the team who work in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care. The team will educate on their roles as well as take questions from the audience.