Michelle Maeda is a Certified Care Manager, a graduate of the University of Hawaii, and has worked in social services for nearly 30 years, the past 25 with older adults and their families. “Ohana means family…family is central to my happiness,” shares Michelle. And this is true for her both personally and professionally. Over the years of working with families, Michelle is inspired by their history, resilience and hope.
Even though she’s been in the greater Seattle area for many years, Michelle fondly reflections that “I am 4th generation American of Japanese ancestry, born and raised in one the most beautiful places, where the sun shines and beautiful rainbows appear and the fragrance of flowers are everywhere…Hawaii.” She returns to her home state regularly to vacation.
When away from Aging Wisdom, Michelle indulges in her love for food. Since the time her children were small, they’ve been encouraged to join her in the kitchen to make cookies. And when she’s not in the kitchen, you will find Michelle exploring foodie experiences with friends and family.