ABOUT YOUR ADVISOR in Boca Raton
Candy Cohn, Certified Senior Advisor
Originally from Philadelphia, Candy Cohn has lived in Florida since 1985. After living in Martin County for 22 years, she moved to Delray Beach in 2007. Her background in healthcare marketing includes community relations at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, FL; writing for the “Psychotherapy Finances” newsletter; Marketing Director for Flexsite Diagnostics; and community relations at the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida.
After helping her own parents move to a senior living community, Candy realized the complexity and emotional challenges involved in this transition and has since dedicated herself to serving others who needed to make these life changes. Candy is very active in the community, serving as president of the Elder Services Resource Network (ESRN), an organization of approximately 150 senior care professionals in South Florida, and participating in the Partnership for Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Health Council.
Jerry McDonald, Certified Senior Advisor
Jerry McDonald has an extensive background in the senior living industry. Volunteering in a Texas nursing home in 1987 launched him on his path to becoming a Nursing Home Administrator and later serving as Executive Director of several senior living communities in Texas and New Jersey. Jerry moved to Florida in 2018, expanded his training and credentials to become a Certified Senior Advisor® so he could continue his passion for serving seniors and their family members. His experience in leading senior living communities, coupled with his history of operational excellence, makes him the ideal advocate for seniors and families seeking the appropriate place to make this important move. Jerry has also served as the Board Chair for Prism Health North Texas and was the co-chair for the Dallas AIDS LifeWalk for two years. He currently volunteers at the Pride Center and Ruth Ministries in Broward County, Florida.
Becky Dieter, JD Senior Placement Advisor
Originally from Maryland, Becky has also lived in Colorado for a number of years and currently resides in Palm Beach County, Florida. Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in business as well as a Juris Doctorate. She practiced law and worked in the Human Resources arena for many years. She is certified both in mediation as well as life coaching.
Becky’s journey navigating the complexities of senior care began with her own family. Becky left her job to help care for her parents in Sarasota, and helped other senior relatives with the decision of finding the right senior living option.
Because of her own personal experience, Becky saw a need for guidance for seniors and families when they are facing the challenges that come with aging. She also realized that many families are still working and/or were raising kids and had little time to do the legwork and research needed to find a good living option for their senior loved one. This led her to becoming a Senior Living Advisor, which she has done since 2015.
Because of her experience, she is passionate about helping people plan for aging, and helping families and seniors navigate the many living options available to them. Becky enjoys speaking on the topic of “Planning for Aging” and is involved in community events supporting seniors.