About Dr. Jan

Jan Vinita White is the only credentialed aging expert in North Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, providing a broad range of consulting services related to aging.
Dr. White earned her doctoral degree in Human Services/Gerontology and Life Sciences.  To supplement her knowledge, Dr. White has attended workshops and courses at the Harvard School of Aging Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To meet the needs of geographically distanced families, Dr. White earned a Certificate of Completion from ReadyMinds at Emory University in Distance Counseling.  Dr. White earned an accredited certification as a Certified Senior Advisor. She also earned an Intergenerational Certification from the University of Pittsburgh.
Teaching and mentoring are Dr. White's passions, and her specialization is scholarly research and the scientific method developed by Alhazen over a thousand years ago.  Committed to furthering careers in the helping professions, she is a professor, dissertation advisor, researcher, subject matter expert, journal reviewer, and curriculum specialist. 
Dr. White has over 30 years of corporate experience with the last 14 in private practice and teaching. Her professional affiliations include the National Organization of Human Services, American Society on Aging, and Phi Kappa Phi.  White is a federally-enrolled Shawnee Native American and a descendant of tribal chief Bluejacket.
Dr. White has been presenting aging topics on LIVE television for 14 years.  Her segment live each Tuesday on local television has grown in popularity and has informed a rural and suburban audience on how to age successfully. 
Aging Consultations by Referral:  

  • Retirement and Relocation Problem-Solving
  • Comprehensive Gero-Assessment
  • Memory Screenings
  • Toxic Ager Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Caregiver and Respite Care Resolution
  • Individual and Family Consultations 

And More! 

  • Educational Seminars and Workshops
  • Corporate Seminars, Lunch & Learns, and Guest Speaking
  • Corporate and Academic Editing, Revising, and Proofreading

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