Author. Artist. Advocate.
Thank you, Bobby B.
for a great conversation:
click the link below to listen to
Community Profile: Voices from the
My latest project:
Writing a caregiving guide book
A Window into Elder World
3rd Installment of the series:
"Reports from the Elder Front"
At last year’s festival, "Lost in Elder World", illuminated the perils of elder advocacy, as a
daughter, shared her experience with her mother & mom’s pooch in assisted living. This year, amidst a pandemic, the daughter aims to advocate remotely for her mother marooned in a facility two thousand miles away; shining the light on the labyrinth of problems, while laughing at the absurdities along the way.
Ready to do something? Become an Ombudsman to advocate for seniors.
Desire to make a difference as one goes through the end of life transition?
You can be trained for Hospice.
Click on CARIE to get assistance.
Caregiver Help Desk
Center for Advocacy for the Rights
& Interests of the Elderly
Portland, Oregon COVID 19 support for people 55 & up.
Heritage 1 - Arranged Marriage
Heritage 2 - This Country Doesn't Feel Like Home
Immigration Over Time
Pro Photo Supply 7-8/19
I’m an author and performer. My illness memoir, “If Only George Clooney Were My Doctor,” is an off-beat take on my time on life support.
My influences are Spalding Gray, Bill Maher, Maureen Dowd, Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, David Sedaris and Caitlin Moran among others...humor with a bent to the political along with pop culture and music references.
My writing about illness advocacy has been performed as staged readings in New York City. This Spring, my writing on caregiving was in ensemble theater pieces at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, and a community reading at the Profile Theater in Portland.
I consider myself part of the Narrative Medicine
Movement. Authors whether they're doctors, patients, or caregivers discover moments of transcendence
Another passion is
immigration, My father's parents came through Ellis Island. I’ve explored this through my photo/literature work; shown in juried art shows.
Hypatia In The Woods, a women’s writing residency was kind enough to give me a scholarship. I’m thrilled to be part of the Writer’s Guild Initiative mentorship program.
Lost In Elder World
Writer's Guild Initiative
The Radio Rolled Me
Clark College Phoenix
Creative Arts Council
The Burden of Loss
Hypatia In The Woods
If Only George Clooney Were My Doctor (excerpt)
Rose City Coffee Co. PDX, OR 7/19
Lost In Elder World
Theatrical Reading Fertile Ground Festival 2/20
Multnomah Arts Center
My Faux Husband
Footy Almanac - Music
For any inquiries, please contact Darlene Zimbardi
Tel: 917-880-0722 | firstname.lastname@example.org