Laurie Ray, MSW, CMSW, C-ASWCM
advaced aging care specialist
Over 20 years’ experience in the field of Social Work, Laurie’s background includes extensive work in hospice care where she provided end of life support to patients of all ages in a variety of settings. In 2004 Laurie established and was Executive Director of COPE Eldercare, the area’s only nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity providing geriatric care management services regardless of the ability to pay. In addition, the 2013 January/February issue Social Work magazine named Laurie in its annual recognition of “Ten dedicated and Deserving Social Workers”. Laurie has been teaching Pet Therapy for ten years assisting volunteers and their canine companion to become a certified team.
Since the dissolution of COPE Eldercare Laurie continues to work as an Advanced Aging Life Care professional supporting adults of all ages, teaching pet therapy, and volunteering with Bentley bringing canine companionship to those in need.
Master in Social Work
Boston University - Boston, MA
Bachelor's in Social Work
Meredith College - Raleigh, NC
Bachelor's in Business Management
Franklin Pierce College
Present Professional Affiliations:
Resources for Seniors Board of Directors
Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Aging Life Care Association
National Association of Social Workers