American Elder Advocates is the vision of Donna Forbes. A Certified
Occupational Therapy Assistant, in the past Donna devoted much of her career to helping
disabled children either professionally or on a volunteer basis. Her work, however, eventually brought her into
contact with the elder community.
Nationally Certified Guardian
Member of the National Guardianship AssociationMember of the Guardianship Alliance of ColoradoMember of the Case Management Society of AmericaCertified, National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy
Member of the Board of Directors of Elder Haus
Member of the Advisory Council for the Season's Club at McKee Hospital
Member of the Planning Committee for Senior Law Day as part of the Elder
Care Network of Larimer County
Donna became the Lead Long Term Care Ombudsman for the Larimer County,
Colorado, Office on Aging. In that position, she became an active and
persuasive advocate interceding with families and facilities on the
behalf of elders.
As an ombudsman, she realized that more needed to be done and determined
that she could offer more to the elder community as a private provider.
She formed American Elder Advocates in the Spring of 2006.
Donna is actively involved in the elder community: