Meet Mindy Rickard!
"Through caring for my parents and seeing their journey in navigating
their end-of-life care with dementia in senior living, I became passionate about Advance Care Planning. While caring for individuals in assisted living, I have seen the value of having good conversations and planning ahead around the kitchen table instead of next to the hospital bed."
"I want to help individuals choose and have their wishes honored."
Mindy Rickard is the Advance Care Planning Team project coordinator. While overseeing the team, she also serves as a guide to engage individuals and families in having a say in their end-of-life care and oversees outreach to engage the community in advance care planning.
Born in New Berlin, New York, Mindy was raised on a dairy farm outside of West Winfield New York. She came to Colorado and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology form the University of Northern Colorado.
Prior to joining the Larimer Advance Care Planning Team, Mindy was the Executive Director of The Bridge Assisted Living for more than 18 years. Before joining The Bridge Assisted Living, Mindy was the Lead Ombudsman for Weld County.
Mindy shares her country home with her husband Steve, two Morgan horses, five incredibly spoiled barn cats and her little dog, Thor. In her spare time, Mindy enjoys riding her horses, reading, cooking and walking.