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Laping, Surdej & Associates

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Kristin Surdej, L.M.S.W., C.M.C is a geriatric care manager since 1995 when she started with Toby Laping Associates.  Kristin became the principal of Laping, Surdej Associates, LLC in July of 2008.  Kristin has national certification as a care manager and is a certified court evaluator. She is a social worker, licensed by New York State with a Master’s degree in social work and with special interest in geriatric services and health care delivery. As an advocate for the elderly and a professional geriatric care manager Kristin participates in events to educate the public on community services related to the elderly. She regularly is invited by the human resources departments to speak to employees of local companies such as Moog and National Fuel. Likewise, Kristin presents for the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter and other groups to families regarding services for the elderly that are available in the community. With the goal of educating consumers and other professionals Kristin spent many hours on research and training related to the Medicare Part D benefit.  In December 2005, she developed a Medicare web site guide used in training by Erie County Department of Senior Services.

Kristin is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, American Society on Aging and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. She is a member and serves on a committee at WNY Alzheimer’s Association and the Network in Aging of Western New York. Kristin served on the Board of Directors for the Network in Aging from 2002 to 2008. Kristin received her B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo

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