Jennifer is a Sonoma County native and finds it extremely important to give back to the community. Additionally, she is a trust and estates attorney at Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc., here in Santa Rosa and also practices in the area of elder law.
Her law firm is located at 1180 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; www.galantilawgroup.com.
Through time practising law, she has seen horrific situations where vulnerable elder dependent adults have been taken advantage of by both strangers and those closest to them.
Jennifer has experience with dependent adults experiencing mild, moderate, and severe dementia. Both her grandfather and grandmother developed dementia in their later years. She says, “It was difficult to watch them lose their cognitive functioning. My mother worked through the disease with my grandfather and grandmother until they ultimately passed away. A benefit for my grandparents was that they had my mother to look after them. Many elders do not have someone to provide for their safety and guide and protect them until the end of their days.”
Early in her career Jennifer found Senior Advocacy Services and was immediately drawn to the advocacy work they provide to one of our most vulnerable populations in Sonoma County. It is this work that motivated her to donate to the organization and ultimately sit on the board in order to give time to the organization.
“I am honored to be a part of such a great cause, seeking to guide and protect our elders.”