Margaret Westervelt

Margaret Westervelt is the Community Services supervisor at the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) in Vancouver. She supervises nine case managers who provide resources, services, and support to older adults (age 60+), adults living with disabilities and family members to help them remain independent at home.

Margaret started her career as a caregiver in college, working as a home care aide. After graduating from Western Washington University with a Psychology degree in Bellingham, WA, she got a call from her mother telling her that there was a job close to home. Her mother, who was helping both Margaret’s grandmothers navigate the Family Caregiver Support Program offered by AAADSW with their respective husbands, found a job on AAADSW’s website that she thought that Margaret might like. Margaret was thrilled to be able to move back home to Longview to work with AAADSW and be closer to her family and grandparents.

Beginning as a care coordinator, Margaret changed departments several times before becoming Community Services supervisor last year. Over the last seven years, she has had the opportunity to work in almost all the departments of the agency, giving her a comprehensive understanding of how the agency works to provide the support that older adults and adults with disabilities need to remain safely at home.

“My experience gives me a unique perspective to creatively solve problems for our clients. There are so many ways that we can help people live their best lives. We help them stay safe, be independent and remain at home. Because home is the best place to be.” 

Not sure where to start?Contact Us