Tina was my grandmother and the person who influenced my lifelong choice to help people make lifestyle decisions as they age.
If it weren’t for Tina …
I would have never known the joy of helping ease the fears that go with aging.
I may not have experienced the satisfaction from watching a very special woman begin living again at 81.
I might never have pursued a career in senior living or wallowed in the love of so many adoptive grandparents; the residents in the many communities I’ve been involved with through the years.
I never would have learned how to dance “The Snake”, play pickup sticks, learn patience while waiting for her to wake up on summer mornings to make silver dollar pancakes for us, share her love of the Adirondack Mountains, playing piano or the desire to express myself creatively.
Last but not least, I would not be here today with as much passion for helping people navigate through some of the tough decisions in life.
Tina has been gone for far too long but a week doesn’t go by that I don’t think “if it weren’t for Tina”.
I formed Fortina Solutions as a tribute to my grandmother who I simply adored. I hope to continue her legacy through helping other peoples’ parents and grandparents, the same loving way somebody did for mine.