Ken O'Dea has spent many years working in the financial services/insurance industry where he helped clients plan for financial security for their families and businesses, utilizing life insurance and long term care products to help them transition into the next phase of life. Many of his clients began to reach a point in life where they were retiring and looking to move to a more carefree lifestyle or they were assisting parents who had experienced issues and needed additional care.
With Assisted Living Locators, he saw an opportunity to help his clients and other families facing similar situations, navigate the confusing array of choices there are in the senior market. Having spent his career working in a very personalized way with clients, he enjoys the opportunity to see the plans that were put in place work for individuals and families when the time comes for them transition to their next phase of life. He is currently earning a Certified Senior Advisor designation to add to his knowledge and ability to help serve seniors.
Ken volunteers with the local Meals on Wheels organization, Friendship Trays, to deliver meals to seniors in the Mecklenburg county area and helps with fundraising for that organization. He is a member of senior networking organizations that include Area Network on Aging (ARN) and Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Council (CMAC). Additionally he works with local groups that recognize and support social workers and other health care professionals that serve seniors in counties in Mecklenburg, Union and Cabarrus in North Carolina and Cherokee, Lancaster and York in South Carolina.
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