2017-2018 MSW Fellows in Aging
Meet the 2017-2018 MSW Fellows in Aging
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 MSW Fellows in Aging! These students completed their fellowship as part of their advanced social work field placements. Each developed and completed leadership projects to enhance the organizations' capacity to touch the lives of older adults and caregivers.
* = Scholarship funded by the field placement site.
Kristian’s first-year field placement was at NJ-STEP/Mountainview Communities where he served as an application specialist. In that role he gathered resources, made referrals, and helped build admission folders for NJ-STEP students applying to Rutgers University. His advanced year field placement was at Parker Home in Piscataway, NJ. There he conducted psychosocial assessments, provided case management services and crisis interventions while providing therapeutic support and counseling for long-term care residents, participants at Adult Day program, families and caregivers. He successfully completed his fellowship project titled Examining the Well-Being of Older Adult Residents at Parker Home through Music and Memory.
2017-2018 VNA/BARNABAS HEALTH HOME CARE & HOSPICE, West Orange
Janet was the inaugural intern at the Montclair Inn, a boarding house offering a model of affordable, communal living for low-income older adults for her first year placement. Janet was an intern at VNA Barnabas Hospice and Home Care in Livingston for her advanced year placement where she worked with hospice and palliative care social workers in a clinical setting providing services to clients. She successfully completed her fellowship project at Barnabas titled Equipping Healthcare Staff to Aid in Patients’ Advance Care Planning.
2017-2018 ATLANTIC HEALTH HOME CARE & HOSPICE, Morristown