Maria Leonardo is Director of Campus Life Enrichment & Volunteers at Aviva Senior Living in Sarasota, Florida. A Certified Activity Consultant, Maria has spent almost three decades as a professional in the field of life enrichment programs and activities for seniors in numerous adult care communities in New York and Florida. She has planned, designed and implemented original programming, monthly calendars, special events and newsletters for communities ranging from independent living and continuing care retirement communities, to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities. Before her current position at AVIVA, Maria served as Director of Life Enrichment at The Springs at South Biscayne in North Port, Fla.; Director of Activities at The Bristal Assisted Living in Massapequa, N.Y.; Program Director at the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and she has been a strategic programming a training consultant for several other facilities in South Florida and on Long Island. In addition to her career as a senior activities and program specialist, Maria has been an adult education ESOL teacher, copywriter and voiceover talent, creating 30- and 60-second commercials for WGL, WRIV, WCTO and WBAB radio.