Jelisa Turner

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Jelisa Turner

Advocate for the Aging

Age: 26


Jelisa Turner is Henrico County’s advocate for the aging. Growing up on a farm near the Blue Ridge Mountains, she would assist her grandfather in harvesting their garden and sharing them with their neighbors in need.

This sparked a desire that would one day lead her to serve the elderly. Previously she worked with Operation Shut in not Shut Out, an organization that recognizes older citizens who act as advocates for their peers inside Henrico’s nursing and assisted living facilities.

Recently she launched several programs under EngAGE, one of them being the Annual Senior and Caregiver Expo that provides information and resources to seniors and family caregivers.

Jelisa finds inspiration in giving a voice to a forgotten generation.

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