Yolanda Pope LPN, CDP, CALD

CEO & Founder

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Assisted Living Director, I have spent my career working
with the geriatric community. Dementia care, education and senior advocacy is my passion.


While working as a administrator in the senior living industry I recognized the need for more education, support and guidance for our senior and their families. I created the Dignified Aging Project as a organization to help bridge the gap and to be a resource for education, guidance and support surrounding the changes our senior go through as they age. As a educator I am committed to assisting health care providers develop best practices to support their teams in providing a superior level of care with dignity in mind.

Tareva Watts, BSW, MSW, LLMSW 

Licensed Geriatric Ambassador

Tareva is also a veteran working with the geriatric population. She has recently completed her Masters Degree in social work from Spring Arbor University. She plans to advance into the next stage of her career by expanding on her love for geriatrics and servicing seniors in and outside of the skilled nursing setting. As a Licensed Geriatric Ambassador with the Dignified Aging Project she will continue to support geriatrics and their families primarily on a one on one basis. In addition, she will provide guidance for her patients by helping them find resources to help manage the physical and mental complications associated with aging, while also supporting the management of cultural challenges faced by elderly adults. This role allows Tareva the opportunity to continue being an advocate for the underserved senior population. She plans to continue servicing her community with the long-term goal of opening her own practice.

Dignified Aging is committed to being a resource, providing education and coordinating
access to the services available for the aging population and their families.


As one of our clients you will have access to the following services: long and short term care planning which
includes comprehensive care evaluations and coordination of medical services. Education and senior consulting is available as part of our personalized consulting program.

 We believe that every senior and caregiver deserve to be equipped with the knowledge, support and resources
to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Our goal is to bridge the gap so that all seniors
and caregivers have the opportunity to be proactive regarding current and future health care needs.