Elizabeth Eby is the admissions coordinator at Friendship Terrace Retirement Community in Washington, D.C.
She works with seniors while they are shopping for retirement housing and then after they move in. “I enjoy working with people, hearing their stories and watching, seeing who will adapt to retirement living and how they do it.”
Ms. Eby studied painting at Washington University in St. Louis, and at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Earlier in her career, she taught art in D.C. elementary schools. Ms. Eby draws on her experience at Friendship Terrace and as caregiver to her parents and then to her husband, who died following several years of paralysis caused by a neurological condition.
“My husband’s experience opened my eyes to the roles a family plays in caring for a loved one. My children were the true caregivers, and I supported them.”