I'm an experienced educator and trainer, having been an adjunct faculty member at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and program chair and professor at Central Piedmont Community College – both positions in Gerontology.
Through Charlotte Area Health and Education Center and various Continuing Care Retirement Communities I offer custom-designed training for professionals needing C.E.U’s and for Residents:

  • Ethical Issues in an Aging Society

  • A Holistic Approach to Eldercare

  • At Home in the World – Embracing Diversity in Long Term Care

  • Contemplative Practices in Caregiving

  • Intergenerational Career Mentoring - Living the Vision

  • Aging with Wisdom and Vitality (24 hour training for residents/elders)

Groups & Workshops​
I've custom-designed the following groups and workshops:

  • When Memories Fade - a support group for caregivers
  • Heart-Centered Hope Through Grief - a fulll day workshop to nurture caregivers
  • Conscious Eldering - the art of ageing
  • Entering Crone-hood - a rite of passage
  • Team member for Mepkin Abbey, SC, Institute for Contemplative Eldering Retreats

​These workshops can be offered to your group or individuals. Please contact me if interested in a particular workshop. 


Excellence in Innovation Award, 2018

The Living the Vision Career Mentoring Training designed by Dr. Lyndall Hare, Gerontologist, pairs up members of Continuing Care Retirement Communities with front-line employees interested in advancing in their careers and employment.  Through guidance and partnerships as well as training, employees gain workplace and critical thinking skills to further their career and educational goals and to update their work skills.  They are mentored by members who have an enormous repository of wisdom and workplace skills to pass along.

Mentors and mentees meet twice a week for a total of 4 hours a week for 10 weeks.  After the training, there is a 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month follow-up meeting of all participants.


  • Create an opportunity for highly skilled elders to share their life and career experiences with employees.

  • An opportunity for employees to relate to residents as career mentors.

  • Develop wider opportunities to facilitate learning for employees.

  • The program creates a career path for those employees who may not always be included in career development in continuing care retirement communities.

  • Relationships between staff and residents are nurtured across racial, cultural, and economic divides through the sharing of life stories and experience.