Liz Ricciardi, a proud, committed lifelong learner, came to Seattle from New York City to study Elementary Education. Along the way, she has been a hospice volunteer, a Big Sister, and a mentor through programs in India and Thailand. A common thread connecting all these interests and passions are Liz’s love of singing, connecting the generations, listening to stories, and spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains.
Liz was a long-distance caregiver to her parents, who still lived in New York. She worked closely, despite the distance, to help her mother navigate caregiving for her father for ten years. As she shares: “It evolved into working now as a Creative Engagement Specialist and fueled my desire to spread the conversation and resources about ‘Older Life Preparation.’ I love to be part of a group that shares a common mission and works together towards mission collectively.”