NEK Council on Aging’s new case manager to focus on Coventry, Albany, Barton/Glover communities

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NEWPORT — The NEK Council on Aging has hired Carol Smith as case manager for the Coventry, Irasburg, Albany, Craftsbury, and Barton/Glover areas.

Smith’s responsibilities will include evaluating long-term needs and providing person-centered and lifestyle options that inform, encourage, inspire, and support older and disabled adults to live independently and age well.

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“Carol brings a wealth of experience in caring for people in the community,” said Meg Burmeister, Executive Director. “That experience and her inquisitive nature are a perfect fit for helping those we serve achieve their goals for aging and living well.”

Smith brings experience in customer service, retail management, inventory management, and database applications as the former evening manager of Shaw’s Supermarket in Derby and the weekend manager of Eden Specialty Ciders in Newport.

She was also a registrar assistant at Bethany College helping to process transcripts for students.

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Smith served as a state-tested nursing assistant for Good to Be Home Care Services, an elder care organization in Saint Clairsville, OH, where she provided in-home services for nutrition, shopping, personal care, and medical record keeping.

She was the primary at-home caregiver for a family member for two years, managing all aspects of medical and personal care needs.

Smith obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia.

She lives in Derby Line with her two children and enjoys life, the performing arts, crafting, and mallet percussion.

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