Liz Fischer, Owner and Certified Senior Advisor®
Liz Fischer worked in the large corporate world and for several non-profits before finding her passion working with seniors and their families. Like so many others Liz has had the personal experience of seeing the effects of aging with family and friends and has helped her parents find the resources they need as they have aged including helping them through a recent move in to a senior living community. “Knowing the resources available to help seniors and their families through a difficult transition and personally experiencing it has motivated me to be there for others” says Liz.
Liz is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® which requires her to pass a rigorous exam, a background-check, continuing education and to uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of older adults. Liz’s goal is to serve you, your loved ones and our community by being a trusted advisor to help navigate you through the many challenges and choices of finding a senior living community or other resources. “As a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® I understand the many issues with finding the right solution. I am here to guide you as well as empower you to make the right decision” advised Liz.
Liz is a native of Oregon and has lived in Hillsboro for over 25 years with her husband Doug. She has two kids, both at University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). Liz enjoys spending time on the Columbia River on her floating home and various boats collected by her husband, especially their “newest” boat, a 1971 Grand Banks 32. She also loves to read and has just taken up photography and pottery throwing as hobbies. Liz has a BA degree from Western Oregon University, a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University and is a Certified Senior Advisor ®. Liz is on the board of directors for Care Partners Hospice, Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN) and is president of Oregon Senior Referral Agency Association.
Jane Jarman’s connection with seniors began with her background as a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. These certifications led her to teach balance and strength exercise classes to the senior population in both the gym and senior community setting. Armed with over five years of teaching, she felt inspired to help seniors keep moving and stay active.
Jane was the primary caregiver to her mother and assisted her in finding a community that met her individual physical and social needs. This experience fueled her passion to assist seniors and their families find the right fit based on their needs.
Jane graduated with a BS in Developmental Psychology from the University of Oregon. “I moved to Oregon when I was 14, so I am almost an Oregonian!” She shares her love for the outdoors with her husband Mike and their two children, Roy, 22 and Sarah, 19. Free time is spent gardening, hiking, traveling, playing tennis and watching Roy play collegiate lacrosse for Oregon State University.
Anita has been helping Seniors and their families find housing that fits their needs since 1991. For 25 years she worked independently, but it got lonely working solo and now has joined Right Fit Senior Living Solutions to be part of a team.
She has been a resident of Oregon for 45 years, 39 years in Hillsboro, where she and her husband Henry raised 4 children (daughter and 3 sons) in a country setting, with a full range of animals, vegetable garden and a lot more. Anita has been involved with 4-H, Scouts, volunteering at schools, and church and is a lifelong sewer, knitter, and crafty person, reader and walker
Despite having many hobbies and interests she wants to continue helping seniors either to stay in their own homes or find the best housing that will keep them happy and well cared for. Her motto has always been would I place my parent in this home or facility, and she did for each of her parents. She grew up in a 3 generation household, her grandmother and her were roommates for 9 years. The older generation has a special spot in her heart and hopes to pass this on to her offspring and theirs, counts at 7. Her dad lived with them for 2 years. As part of her degree work she spent a year at a senior center in San Francisco, which was a life time ago. Earned a BA in Social Work from San Francisco State University.
While working at St. Vincent Hospital’s Home Care and Hospice she began to see that there was a need in the community for someone to know what resources where out there for seniors. In these 25 years she has seen how many more and better options there are for the older population.
Anita is one of the founding members of Oregon Senior Referral Agency Association and is a wealth of knowledge and history of people, communities and homes in the Portland area.
Right Fit Senior Living Solutions is a member in good standing with the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce, Westside Referral Network, Senior Provider Information Network, Metropolitan Senior Network, Oregon Senior Referral Agency Association, and BESThq.