"My career goal is to be that person who helps better the quality of a person's life."

Alicia Leo's interest in pursuing a career as an Occupational Therapist, stemmed from her experience of caring for her grandmother, who faced serious health issues after suffering a fall and developing early onset dementia. Over time she was able to help her beloved "Noni" develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living to optimize the quality of her life.

  1. the past four years, while completing her undergraduate degree at Springfield College, Alicia has worked as an Activity Assistant at Mary's Meadow at Providence Place, where she assists in the planning, development, and coordination of a range of activities to meet each resident's unique needs and interests. She is praised by the facility Administrator and other colleagues as a generous and warmhearted individual who has the intuitive ability to work effectively with people living or faced with a variety of limitations. Alice plans to continue her employment at Mary's Meadow while pursuing a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy at Springfield College, and plans on continuing working in long term care when she graduates.

The Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation is grateful for the generosity of our donors, whose contributions have helped Alicia and nearly 1,600 other outstanding men and women achieve their professional and personal goals in long term care. Their success is our success.