Rita Dichele holds three Master degrees in Counseling Psychology, Health Care Administration, and Human Services. She is certified in death & dying and bereavement from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Rita is an adjunct professor, teaching courses related to grief work, abnormal psychology, long-term care, and English composition. Rita is also a social gerontologist who has worked more than 25 years in the field of human services; serving in many capacities working with a diverse group of individuals in non-profit agencies, municipality and state governments, and insurance and healthcare organizations. In addition, Rita is a freelance writer with published articles in Aging Today and has written extensively for ecarediary.com. She has been a guest lecturer at community senior centers and assisted living facilities where she has talked about successful aging.