Susan J. Hurt, M.A.G., graduated from the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Her undergraduate degree in Public Health with a specialization in health promotion, was earned from Southern Connecticut State University. Awards for academic excellence were accepted from both universities.
Susan has devoted the last two decades of her time and energy working with older adults. She was a dedicated staff member at Masonicare in Wallingford, Connecticut, and a research assistant/interventionist for the Lifestyle Intervention and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study through the Yale University School of Medicine. Susan designed and presented health promotion programs to participants of the research study at Yale, in addition to other facilities. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Southern Connecticut State University in the Department of Public Health.
Speaking engagements include delivering the keynote address and breakout session program at the Midwest Lifelong Learning Conference in April of 2014. She also co-presented a breakout session at the American Society on Aging Conference in April of 2011.
Present volunteer efforts are focused at Elim Park Healthcare Center, and St. Thomas Becket Church, both in Cheshire, Connecticut. Susan won the Elim Park Making a Difference Award in 2014, and the 2007 Alzheimer's Caregiver Award.
Susan is a member of the American Society on Aging (ASA), the Connecticut Public Health Association, and the International Council on Active Aging.
Susan appeared as a guest on the popular radio show formerly titled "The Art of Living Well" hosted by Dr. Raeleen Mautner.