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Peggy Renker, CSA
Certified Senior Advisor

Peggy is a Certified Senior Advisor, (CSA) with vast knowledge of State regulations and all other vital information regarding standards of care for Assisted Living and Memory Care homes.

Her ongoing relationships with all the licensed Assisted Living and Dementia Care Communties in Santa Barbara County allow her to narrow down the best options for you, making an often-overwhelming process more manageable for everyone. Peggy stays with families from the first phone call they make to her until their loved one is well settled and comfortable in their new home. Because she visits all homes regularly, she is able to monitor how all her clients are doing over time, and just enjoy stopping by for a chat with them.

Peggy has always enjoyed working with seniors and is a long-time volunteer for VNA of Santa Barbara. Her personal experience caring for her own parents for many years as they faced the challenges of declining health and aging gives her particular insight and compassion for what elders and their families are going through.

Peggy is dedicated to working with individuals, no matter what their age or circumstances, to find the optimal place for them to live and thrive.

In addition to being certified as a Senior Advisor, Peggy holds a BA in Sociology obtained from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Katerina Marcellin
Elder Care Consultant

Katerina Marcellin (formerly Zamyatina) has been in the elder care field for over 15 years. She holds her certification as a licensed administrator of the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly since 2008. Since that time, she has founded and successfully managed several Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Montecito areas. Katerina holds her BA degree from the University of California Santa Barbara, and her MA degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University Santa Barbara. Additionally, she completed a Healthy Aging Program at Santa Barbara City College and got certified as co-facilitator of the Evidence Based Health Promotion Program through Stanford University on Chronic Disease Self Management.

Katerina is a member of Association for Senior Care as well as Developmental Adults and Elder Abuse Prevention Council. She is also a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, and in 2014-2015 served in a position of the club president.

During her many years of working in the field of elder care, Katerina has developed extensive knowledge in different aspects of geriatric care management relating to physical and cognitive decline of the elderly, different types of dementias and related behavioral management, home-health care supportive services, palliative as well as end of life care and more. By joining Santa Barbara Senior Living Consultants she will be able to offer her services to the community and be of help not only to the elderly in need of more support, but their family members as well.

In the Community

Peggy Renker, Certified Senior Advisor, discusses Assisted Living and other housing options for Seniors with host Arlene Stepputat.

What is a Certified Senior Advisor

Certified Senior Advisors are aging industry professionals who have demonstrated knowledge of the health, social, financial, and ethical issues associated with aging. Obtaining the CSA certification shows a commitment to high ethical standards, lifelong learning, and exceptional service to older adults.

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