“As we say farewell to our children, many of us find we are now responsible for the well being of our elders. Unlike guiding our children, this is something new. We have little experience to help and inform us in deciding what is best for our elders. I was referred to Eric Shapira when I was searching for answers, and I found him to be extremely helpful in a variety of ways. He was willing to do home visits – a very thoughtful accommodation, typical of his approach. He also has a very calming demeanor. And he has a broad knowledge of senior’s problems; with lots of helpful information, and a variety of ideas on possible ways to solve the spectrum of problems facing seniors and their caregivers and caretakers.”
Phil Chapnick and Linda Bea Miller, August, 2008
“Eric is the ideal person for companionship, friendship and helpfulness. You’ve been great!!! You are the only person who comes to see me other than the ‘medics.’ I am surprised you still come to visit me…since I am dying now. They tell me that I have from 6 months to 2 years to live, but I feel like I am falling apart now. You’ve helped me morally and you’ve been upbeat! I don’t know many people who are upbeat. I am delighted and grateful to have you as a friend and counselor.” (February, 2006)
Eugene Urbain, Sr.
Counseling Client for over 2 years, now deceased
“Somehow I missed the life chapter on aging parents. I found myself completely consumed with trying to work, take care of my immediate family, and be sure that my mom, who has Alzheimer’s, was safe and getting all that she needed. It was at that point that Eric Shapira stepped in to help. I can’t even begin to say how much his expertise and guidance has comforted me. He jumped right in to assess the situation and then proceeded to provide me with care options for my mom. He has such a kind and comforting way of providing support. I don’t know how I’d be handling this difficult time in my life without him.”
Administrator, Second Language Learners
Cabrillo Unified School District
Half Moon Bay, California
“My name is Dr Irwin Cohen. I am a Podiatrist who has been in practice for thirty-one years. I have known Dr Eric Shapira personally and professionally for about the same amount of time. These are the things that I know about him:
- He is dedicated to his friends, family and patients
- He goes the extra mile and if heeds to, he will go an extra 10 thousand miles to get a job done
- He is intelligent and studious; whatever project he takes on is completed and exemplary
- He has a proven track record: He has risen to the top of his field whether it be in community service as District Governor of Rotary International, where he undertook global efforts in the 2004 Tsunami disaster or the medical/dental arena where he has worked, published and lectured extensively and has been on clinical boards
- He is caring and sensitive to the needs of people as demonstrated in his previous dental practice of 30 years, his art (he is an incredible sculptor) and now concentrating in the field of senior care. He has worked for over 30 years with people of older age who have suffered with loneliness, disease, and medical and dental compromise
If the above information sounds biased, it is only because I know Dr. Shapira for who he is… I highly recommend him for your transitional aging needs.”
Dr. Irwin Cohen, D.P.M.
Half Moon Bay and Palo Alto, California
“I have known Dr Shapira, not only as a fellow professional, but as a good friend. He has a couple of titles behind his name from Dentistry to Gerontology and has a ‘special’ interest in seniors in his life and practice, as exemplified by his previous dental practice; trying to improve and slow the onset of Aging of people’s looks through their smiles.
Recently, we have been working together. I have seen his case presentations and his reports about his clients, whom he has referred to me; which are well written and documented in a clear, concise manner, with perfect diagnoses.
His ‘recommendations’ to his clients are excellent!
I know we will be working together more often in the future as Geriatric health care is a passion for both of us.
It is my honor and pleasure to give this recommendation about Dr Shapira not only because I have known him for more than 30 years, but because I have trusted him as my personal dentist, and as my greatest mentor. He has introduced me to the most wonderful opportunity to serve Mankind in my becoming a Rotarian with him.
He opened the door for me to be ‘one good human being.’
I highly recommend him and his services if you ever need a Gerontologist.”
Dr. Josefina R. Enriquez, MD.
Half Moon Bay, CA
ERIC Z. SHAPIRA
DDS, MA, MHA
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