Jean has been a social worker at the Broward Health North, Memory Disorder Center since 1990. For the past 29 years, she has provided education, counseling and support to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Jean’s day doesn’t end when she leaves the Center. For years she has facilitated a 20 hour evening education program, five times a year, and a bi-monthly evening support group for adult children and working caregivers. Ms. Merget has facilitated these programs without compensation.
Jean organizes and attends social get-together’s and holiday dinners for caregivers and their loved ones. Jean also accompanies families to facilities to choose the appropriate placement for their loved one. During her evenings and weekends she is available to assist families, often running errands for caregivers and providing family support. Ms. Merget has truly dedicated the past 29 years to caregivers and their loved ones.
For her community engagement and dedication, Jean Merget merits election to the Broward Senior Hall of Fame.