Elder Life Advisors is the first stop for families with elderly
parents and who need to make major decisions about aging-related
issues. Our aim is to:
families to better understand and confront the challenges,
opportunities, and risks associated with the aging of parents;
through the confusion of complex issues and multiple choices.
We help you to make wise, cost effective decisions -- centered
on the best interests of the elderly person;
family communication and commitment, with the goal of equitable,
shared responsibility for the care of elderly parents.
consulting, seminars and workshops.
Life Advisors, LLC is based in Littleton, Colorado. Our primary
focus is to serve the Colorado Front Range area, including
Denver Metro, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.
Clients who are adult children of aging parents may live anywhere
in the U.S. or the world.
Snyder, principal owner, has worked to benefit seniors and
their families for over ten years. As personal advisor to
elderly and their adult children, he assists elders to live
as independently as possible; to conserve financial resources;
and to create a family-friendly support network. One of our
goals is to help you make more definite plans for an indefinite
to help with elder concerns is coupled with Arnie's extensive
background as an independent management consultant. He has
advised professional firms in the development and delivery
of services to meet seniors' needs: estate design/planned
giving; conservator/guardianship; and financial services.
The Elder Life Advisors team includes elder services professionals
with specialized experience, ready to assist individual clients
based on their needs and unique circumstances.
first became acquainted with the needs of aging parents through
the experience of his own family. One of five adult children,
he worked with his siblings to plan a safe, secure alternative
living arrangement for his parents a dozen years ago. The
family navigated through the unfamiliar terrain of family
meetings amid pressing needs and the uncertainty of future
events. After careful consideration, the family pooled their
resources to purchase a modest cottage, located across the
street from one sister. Besides providing a warm, comfortable
home and regular family contact for their parents, it grew
into a family project that drew everyone closer together.
It united the family in a thoughtful plan of caregiving and
service, even though the siblings reside in four different
states. The many small acts of mutual sacrifice have built
a stronger, more loving family.
experience demonstrated to our family that long term care
is not necessarily expensive or complicated, though some advertising
may imply that it is. It has taught us that the challenges
associated with aging of parents need not tear families apart,
but can instead present a unique opportunity to draw families
closer together. It has shown us that planning ahead, thoughtful
decision-making, and honest communication can save a great
deal money and hardship.
by this personal experience, Arnie chose to invest in the
well-being of seniors, regardless of their resources or housing
situation. For over four years, he was a Certified Long Term
Care Ombudsman, advocating for resident care and quality of
life at a 200-bed nursing home in the Denver area.
is founder and director of Columbine
Community Village, Inc., organized in March 2012 to serve
older adults in suburban South Jefferson County, Littleton,
Colorado. Columbine Community Village is a non-profit membership
organization devoted to helping seniors over the age of 55
remain in their own homes and community. This follows the
age-in-community "Village Model" pioneered by Beacon
Hill Village, Boston. He is a member of the Jefferson
County Aging Well Task Force Housing Subcommittee.
was co-founder of A
Little Help, Inc. (formerly, Washington Park Cares). He
became involved with Washington Park Cares during its pre-startup
stage in 2006 and served on its board of directors until January
of the Advisory Council for Village
to Village Network, LLC, Arnie is a frequent speaker at
annual VtVN National Village Gatherings.