Amy D’Aprix, MSW PhD CPCA, is an internationally renowned expert on lifestyle issues relating to retirement, aging, caregiving, and family dynamics. She is a life transitions expert, social entrepreneur, coach, speaker, author, and consultant to North American organizations in aging and financial services.
Dr. Amy, as she is affectionately known, uses her gerontological social work background to give practical advice and change how people think, talk, and act when navigating life transitions, particularly in the last third of their life. She has an extensive background working with seniors and their caregiving families and teaching others about the needs of seniors and their families.
In addition to her academic and professional background, Dr. Amy spent a decade being a caregiver for her elderly parents. She is on the International Faculty for the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and the Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors. She teaches with these organizations throughout North America.
Dr. Amy has authored the book, From Surviving to Thriving: Transforming Your Caregiving Journey and co-developed an audio coaching session and companion journal, Building the Bonds of Friendship at Midlife and Beyond. She also created the Life Memories Journal and Caring Cards to inspire more meaningful conversations between generations. Dr. Amy regularly featured and interviewed on television, radio, podcasts, and online publications.
Through her company Life Transitions by Dr. Amy, this social entrepreneur has launched two programs; Your Best Life Forward, a unique membership website that offers advice and guidance to individuals facing significant life transitions, and Trusted Advisor of Choice, a practice elevation program for financial professionals to better understand their clients’ concerns and more proactively prepare for the life transitions they face.