1. Nancy McPherson on the Powerful Services AARP provides for Caregivers & their Loved Ones Nancy McPherson 41:21

Episode14: Nancy McPherson, State Director for AARP California, visits with Susie and Kassi on Love Conquers Alz to share the many services AARP has established specifically for Caregivers – of ANY age – and their loved ones during the Covid-19 crisis.  She leads a team of staff and volunteers in tackling issues that help people 50+ in California live their best lives.

These are the resources/LINKS Nancy shared with us:

Nancy started with AARP in 2007 in Louisiana to work on livable communities and health care reform in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  In New Orleans, she developed a partnership with Hollygrove, a neighborhood that was devastated by flooding and crime and a lack of critical services.  In 2011, with AARP, residents, and partners working together, the project received a national award from the MetLife Foundation for its positive impact on the well-being of older adults and a 67% reduction in violent crime.

Before coming to AARP, Nancy worked for over 20 years on police reforms and community policing initiatives as a senior leader with the San Diego Police Department, the Seattle Police Department, and the Portland Police Bureau.

In San Diego as part of a federal project, she was embedded for 18 months with a team of uniformed narcotics officers to provide technical assistance in identifying and solving major drug problems in high crime neighborhoods.  Within a year, the project was recognized by the National League of Cities as one of the nation’s top three drug enforcement programs for improving community livability.

Nancy has been a consultant and advisor to police departments and government leaders throughout the U.S., in Albania, the Netherlands, and Canada.

In 2007, she completed a five-year appointment as a Special Master appointed by the federal court to monitor police reform in the City of Cincinnati, a project which emanated from the 20

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Susie Singer Carter is a multi-award-winning writer, director, producer, actor, podcast producer, and host. A versatile filmmaker, Susie is best known for writing, directing, and producing the 2018 Oscar Qualified short film, MY MOM AND THE GIRL starring Valerie, writing and producing BRATZ THE MOVIE for Lionsgate, and co-producing SOUL SURFER for Sony. During a 3-script blind deal at Fox TV, Susie wrote, produced, and directed SURVIVING HAWKING, an adult animated pilot starring Brian Cranston and Adam Brody.

In the spring of 2024, Susie will direct the screenplay, RUN, a dramedy that she adapted from the book PLAIN JANE. Ms. Singer Carter also produces and hosts the podcast LOVE CONQUERS ALZ (BEST PODCAST 2020 New Media Film Festival/#4 on Feedspots’ 2023 25 Best Alzheimer’s Podcasts). Susie is also the co-creator, co-writer, and director of the horror/comedy narrative podcast I LOVE LUCIFER nominated for Best Audio Fiction 2023 Indie Series Awards.

Currently, Susie is producing the docu-series, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PEOPLE, critically needed documentary inspired award-winning filmmaker, Susie Singer Carter's (Oscar Qualified “My Mom and The Girl” starring Valerie Harper, Soul Surfer) experience tackling the front lines of our broken Long Term Care/Nursing Home System while caring for her beloved mother who, despite best efforts, died July 17, 2022 from what was inarguably egregious nursing home neglect and abuse.

Susie really understands the power of storytelling. This film promises to pack a much-needed gut punch that will force the public to look at our health-care system that is literally collapsing around us. Susie has partnered with former US Prosecutor and Attorney General, Rick Mountcastle (portrayed in the Hulu miniseries, “DOPESICK”), who spent years investigating and prosecuting nursing homes chains for fraud. She has attracted an impressive list of the most respected and staunch advocates to contribute to the film. She and her partners are currently raising the remainder of the budget to finish the project. They are fiscally sponsored by The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care which provides them a 501(c)(3) status. Tax-deductible donations can be made here: http://act.theconsumervoice.org/documentary

Susie is a sought-after speaker and has appeared in many Alzheimer’s awareness campaigns for Alzheimer’s Los Angeles. She proudly emceed the 2022 San Fernando Valley Alzheimer's Walk and hosts the WGA’s 3rd & Fairfax Podcast.