About Us

Dawn Reed, president and owner of "Aloha To Senior Solutions", has worked in the Senior and Health & Wellness industries for more than 30 years. She is passionate about assisting families and businesses to better understand the journey of caregiving and aging intricacies through education, support, laughter and effective marketing and communication. 

Dawn is a Certified Senior Advisor, CSA (www.csa.us/ProfessionalsYouCanTrust.aspx), holds a Certificate of Gerontology from Kennesaw State University and holds a Therapeutic Recreation certificate from Mitchell College. Additionally, she is a Master Trainer for Powerful Tools for Caregivers (teaching family caregivers how to care for themselves so they can care for the care receiver) and is a Certified Laughter Yoga leader (laughter is the best medicine for all ages!). In addition, she has many other certifications and countless CEU hours ranging from Healthy Brain Aging, Dementia, Parkinson's Disease, and Gerontology. Her training and experience allows her to effectively facilitate monthly family caregiver support groups and those support groups specifically designed for early onset dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. Her "Care Coaching" sessions have allowed families to manage their care journey in a more focused and less stressful manner.

She has served as Executive Director in the YMCA, has worked as a Therapeutic Recreation Director in Skilled Nursing facilities and has been a volunteer Hospice Care Team Leader. As the Director of a nationally recognized & award winning adult day respite program for 6 years, Dawn recognized the growing need for these services.  In 2009 Dawn founded Aloha to Aging, Inc
www.alohatoaging.org a non-profit providing: "Aloha Day Club" a therapeutically structured social day respite program for those 55+ who have stopped driving, Wellness, Educational and Simulation programs for the community and volunteer opportunities to Cobb, Cherokee, DeKalb, Fulton and Paulding Counties. Dawn is currently the President and Executive Director of Aloha To Aging, Inc.
 
Ms. Reed is a member of the Atlanta Area Coalition on Aging & Mental Health (Emory Fuqua Center), the Design and Technologies for Healthy Aging (Ga. Tech) Cobb Services for the Elderly, the Senior Care Network Niche, National Aging In Place Council and serves on the Cobb County Senior Services Advisory Board. 

Her numerous articles have been published in magazines and she has regularly featured in "Cobb and Fulton Women's Journal" as well as "Around About Walton Community" magazines. To add to her experience, she has been a speaker at numerous national conference workshops, including the Rosalyn Carter National Training Institute.

She also enjoys her role as a Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator  to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices, home care agencies, adult day care centers and Alzheimer's Association of Georgia.

These diverse experiences combine to produce a high level of expertise to assist both individuals, families and businesses through her multi-faceted consultation services. Feel free to give her a call today at 678-777-7241.

Testimonials:

“Dawn Reed is an inspirational example of a person who tirelessly gives of herself for the benefit of others. Dawn has the igniting power to connect people and resources together for the betterment of all. With her strong background in helping older adults and their families, she is able to bring her expertise to others needing guidance in care-giving, senior adult placement, and counseling. Dawn is a trusted and reliable expert for those needing assistance understanding the various options and resources in the Senior Living Industry.”

Derin, Senior Living Marketing Director

“It’s rare when you find a professional that knows their trade and exudes a strong desire to provide personal service to other people. Dawn is that one of a kind person. She has been an invaluable resource for my family and me, as we have had to deal with the pressures of caring for elderly parents. I’m not sure how we would have survived this season without the caring and loving support Dawn gave. Her work is top notch, spot on and excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Frank H., Caregiver for Parents

Thank you for another great session. You have given me perspective and renewed  purpose during this transitioanl time of caring form my mom which has allowed me to become mentally healthier during this difficult time.  Thank you again for all you do for me and our the community. 

Jennifer, Caregiver for Mom in Independent Living Community

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful resource to me and my family.  Also, thanks for the recommendation on other facilities to check out that might be better suited for my moms particular needs. God Bless you for all you do!

Julie, Caregiver for Mom in Memory Care Community

“Dawn is outstanding! While providing excellent suggestions and resources, she totally understands the caregiver and the impact this role has on your life and relationships. The validation of feelings & concerns in an open, confidential setting along with good advice based on experience and knowledge provide a guaranteed valuable investment of your time! I recommend it highly!”


Terry
, Caregiver for mother in skilled nursing home

You were key to helping our family through some tough decisions. Thank you for what you did for us, and thank you for the services you continue to offer for individuals and families throughout the community. You and your organization are not only needed but are truly a blessing.

With sincere gratitude, Johnna, Cynthia, and Greg