Alice Hedt – Member at Large
After 35+ years working in the field of aging, Alice retired in 2016 and began enjoying the freedom to pursue her interests in spirituality and aging, travel and issue advocacy. Alice had been the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Maryland, a local ombudsman in North Carolina, and Director of the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (now The Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care). In addition, she has developed and managed community-based alternatives for older adults.
In her faith community (Ascension Lutheran Church in Landover Hills, Maryland), Alice facilitates a Sunday evening worship service for those who are home bound and enjoys visiting older adults with her husband, Fred, Ascension’s pastor. She does limited speaking/consulting on aging and advocacy and serves on the Board of Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area.
Alice is particularly interested in immigration, end of life issues, consumer empowerment and initiatives that address Alzheimer’s disease. She loves to bicycle, sing on the church and a community choir, and spend time with three granddaughters ages 8 months, 2 ½ and 21.