Olivier Kah, MSW, became interested in working with the elderly at an early age while growing up in Cameroon with his grandparents. It was then; he developed a deep understanding and respect for the elderly within his community. Olivier currently serves as a Care Navigator for the Peoria office, Illinois Chapter, where he offers support and guidance to caregivers, individuals and families who received a dementia diagnosis. His main focus is to encourage those individuals and families to have hope and recognize their strengths on facing emotionally challenging situations, while giving them assistance in a plan to move forward.
Olivier received his BSW from Bradley University and he has completed his MSW with a concentration in gerontology from Illinois State University. He is now currently studying to sit for the Social Work Licensing Exam. Olivier has worked as a Residential Counselor at the Children’s Home of Illinois, was a member of the support staff at a homeless shelter, and has worked with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities as direct support staff. Olivier and his wife have three children. He is not only proud of his family, but also in the community he serves. Olivier chose to work for the Alzheimer’s Association and is dedicated in working for those in need describing his work, “every life I touch is a legacy.”