Since 2003, I have seen first hand the isolation that many of our seniors face daily, and the detrimental impact of that isolation. The Senior Companions program helps not only the homebound seniors receiving services, it also helps the volunteers that provide the services. I am honored to help raise not only money but awareness for this important program." - Caroline Brooks Wilder
Caroline Brooks Wilder is a senior advocate, Founder and CEO of Roost. Caroline has worked in the senior industry for over 18 years, and in healthcare for over 25 years. Caroline believes that every senior deserves to be safely somewhere. She understands how the task of finding that safe place can sometimes seem overwhelming to seniors, caregivers, and families. That’s why she founded ROOST, to help seniors find a safe place whether that is in home with supportive services, an independent, assisted, or specialized memory care community. In addition to her day-to-day work through Roost, she actively supports the Knox County Office on Aging programs such as Senior Information & Referral, Mobile Meals, Knox PAWS and Senior Companions. Caroline is also an active supporter of the not-for-profit organization Alzheimer’s Tennessee. She serves as an active board member for Senior Information & Referral and The Hillcrest Foundation Planning Committee. Caroline graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Psychology and earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Western Governors University. She is a licensed ACLF Administrator, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and a Notary for the state of Tennessee. Caroline and her husband, Stephen Wilder live on a small family farm in Corryton. In her personal time, Caroline enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and farm animals. Caroline and Stephen have an ever-increasing number of animals on their farm in Corryton which is currently home to 20 chickens, 2 goats, 2 cats and a livestock guardian dog.