ThirdAge Services is a group of professionals who help “Third Age” and other individuals with their financial and daily living needs. Our personal experiences -- we have parents in their 80's -- convinced us of the need. Our varying roles as adult children of distant and cognitively impaired parents led us to understand the need for custom services designed for the needs of each individual. Our training and expertise make us uniquely qualified to meet your needs by offering objective, accurate assessments of your needs. We have the resources to provide wide ranging, impartial solutions to questions, and support you in meeting challenges and making choices. We are independent consultants who offer solutions, plans of action and assistance with executing those plans.
Carole B. Larkin is the Certified Dementia Consultant of ThirdAge Services, the only independent company in North Texas devoted specifically to families caring for a person with dementia. Carole has a Master of Applied Gerontology degree with a specialty in Aging Services from the University of North Texas. She is a certified specialist in “Best Care” practices by both the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and has worked for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Carole trains caregivers in dementia care to enable a higher quality of life for people with dementia. She has training in mediation and works with eldercare attorneys resolving difficult family issues regarding dementia. She educates families in options available for care of their loved ones. Carole functions as the hub of the wheel of resources available to help families, and makes specific recommendations of the highest quality resources available at every price point, saving time and money for the families who secure her services. She as been a Dementia Consultant for more than nine years, and has served older adults and their families for over two decades.
Elaine Wiant is a Certified Fraud Examiner and an actuary. She has more than 30 years of experience working with older adults through non-profit organizations, retirement plans and consulting. Her expertise is in fraud prevention and detection, financial management, retirement planning, and assisting beneficiaries with retirement plans, insurance, Medicare, Social Security and other government programs.
Elaine is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a private investigator licensed in Texas, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She served on the national board of the League of Women Voters of the United States from 2006 to 2012.
Garrett Vogel graduated from SMU and received his MBA from the University of California. His more than 30 years of experience includes work with assisted living facilities, hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, and physicians practices. Garrett served on the Dallas Human Services Commission and his professional memberships include the Healthcare Financial Management Association.