One of the current APA board members is Judy Singleton. Judy is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and resides in Blue Ash.
Prior to working in higher education, Judy was a social worker in a nursing home, a hospital, and home health care. She continued her education while she was in the field and has been teaching social work in higher education over the past 20 years. She currently is at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College.
Helping students connect to the careers to which they aspire is always rewarding. And, it is especially gratifying when students are interested in working with older adults. Better yet, it is wonderful to connect students to agencies and workers in the field of aging. Many students have not considered a career in the field of aging. Being exposed to the opportunities and the incredible work that can be done is sometimes a game changer for students to then pursue a career in aging.Q: What do you like most about being a member of the APA?
APA provides such a wonderful learning opportunity and means to connect with kindred souls. Members from such a variety of settings share their time and talents to ultimately help older adults in our community.
Q. What do you do when you’re not working?
Gardening…and then more gardening. I love it!
Q. What is the last book you read?Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I read a lot of books for work, but the last book I read for pleasure was “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain.
The Scandinavian countries, particularly Sweden. It is amazing to read about their work/family benefit structure. I would love to learn more and see it in action.