Karen S. Adcock
Karen S. Adcock, SDC has served as the Director of the Senior Services Department for the City of Auburn Hills since 2000.
Karen holds an Associate Degree in Gerontology, a Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in Health Care Administration and a minor in Sociology. She is a graduate of Leadership Oakland XII. She has a certificate in Aging and Disability from Boston University, a Certificate in Serve Safe Food Management and Allergens, is a certified Senior Home Safety specialist and is a graduate of the American Society on Aging (ASA) Leadership Program.
Karen has over 35 years of professional experience in the field of Gerontology including working in nursing homes, home care, Adult Day Care (specializing in Alzheimer’s) and senior centers.
Karen was co-chair in leading the city to become age friendly and receiving recognition as a Community for a Lifetime from the State of Michigan and being the first city in Michigan, 14th in the country to enter the AARP Age Friendly Program. The city has completed its first 5 years and plans are underway to begin phase 2.
She currently serves on the Community Coordinated Response Coalition of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties (CCRC) on elder abuse awareness, education and prevention, Rochester University School of Nursing Community Advisory Board and the Michigan Association of Senior Centers where she has held numerous Board positions. Karen also serves as Chair on the Auburn Hills Chamber Non-profit Council.
Karen belongs to the National Council on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers, Auburn Hills Noon Optimist Club, Auburn Hills Rotary, Michigan Association of Senior Centers, the Auburn Hills Chamber Non-profit Council, and the American Society on Aging and Leadership Oakland.
Karen also received the Community Service Award from the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce and was selected Department Head of the Year. She has received recognition from the both Oakland County SAVE (Serving Seniors who are Vulnerable and Elderly) and Elder Law of Michigan for her work in the field of elder abuse prevention.
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