Jona Olivia Payne
Senior Care Counselor | CEO
Jona started in the senior industry in 2008 working in hospice. She learned first hand about being an advocate with her own family, helping assist care for her grandparents. She experienced the hard decisions of keeping them at home with a caregiver, home care, moving them to assisted living, separating them due to the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, to long term skilled nursing and finally with hospice. With 9+ years in the senior industry, management experience in Memory Care, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes. She has personally visited over 700 communities in Georgia alone as well as communities in 5 other states. Dementia trainer, speaker, the Membership Director on the board of ASCNN, senior living advisor and family advocate. She has helped thousands of families. She understands the process forward and backward. Her hunger to help serve families radiates when you speak to her. Jona can truly sympathize with families she helps daily, as she wishes someone had been there for her.
Before I became a Family Advocate, I was just like you, I didn’t know where to start when my grandfather needed placement. I’ve been in the same place you are now. I know how to help. – Jona Olivia Payne
Senior Care Counselor | Gerontology Certified
Leslie never meets a stranger and is excited to focus her wealth of experiences, professionally and personally, easing the process of aging for families and individuals. To deepen her personal, volunteer experiences with Senior Citizens, Leslie obtained a certificate in Gerontology, May 2016 and is extremely excited to serve families. Having been the primary caregiver for her parents since 2006, Leslie has first hand experience with Eldercare, particularly with all facets of Dementia, Lewy Body, Alzheimer’s and Frontal Lobe. She is a passionate servant for families experiencing the stress of family change due to aging.
Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. – Sonja Ricotti