Lori Feldman, LICSW
Lori Feldman, LICSW, received her Master of Social Work from Salem State University and has been working with Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) since 2013. In collaboration with HSL’s on-site medical practice in Brookline, as well as with social work and other supportive services staff, she has been specializing in depression screening and treatment at HSL’s three independent living housing sites. She has been trained in several evidence-based treatment models that are particularly successful with decreasing depression in older adults. In August, 2018, Lori started as the Social Worker at HSL’s new Center for Memory Health (CMH), where she provides support and advocacy for patients with dementia, as well as education and emotional support to families and caregivers. She is splitting her time between her ongoing depression support and the new Center for Memory Health’s Family Care program.
Prior to coming to HSL, Lori worked in research at Boston Medical Center’s Department of Geriatrics. She contributed to their studies on longevity, trying to understand why some people are able to live extraordinarily long lives and others do not. Her extensive conversations with centenarians and their family members have informed her ability - and her motivation - to work with older adults and their families in her role today.