about melanie

I have come to believe that we must begin to value long life before we can age well and truly support the elders we love. My advocacy and writing -- like my new book, Growing Bold -- is about how to effect that necessary change.

I have nearly 25 years of professional expertise in aging, and many more in personal experience! I have a PhD in psychology, and was once a professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.  I have advocated for elders as a legal analyst, a long-term care ombudsman, and as a nursing home administrator.  I currently support seniors by acting as an author and elder advocate.

 Melanie Harrington (center) with Mary (left) and Nancy (right)

 Melanie Harrington (center) with Mary (left) and Nancy (right)

Feel free to email me at melloharrington@gmail.com