Bernadette DiGiulian

For Bernadette DiGiulian of Branford, getting older should never mean giving up. The Branford resident and graduate of Yale Divinity School is a certified chaplain in elder care and has worked in the field of geriatrics for 26 years. She saw the gap between planning and need experienced by many seniors, and as a result founded the Shoreline Eldercare Alliance, which serves more than 400 seniors annually through educational programs focused on topics ranging from health and wellness to financial and legal planning. She’s also a member of the Shoreline Village Association, which helps seniors remain in their own homes.