MARIN ADVERTISERS SPEAK UP
TERRI ABELAR, CEO OF AGING SOLUTIONS, INC
As seasoned geriatric care managers, coordinators, advisers and advocates we guide families
with older or disabled relatives through the overwhelming medical and nonmedical aging
systems. We expertly design and manage plans for making living transitions including high-level skilled medical services that fit into a caring and cozy environment. This can truly make
a senior’s final wishes come true. Stressed and worried adult children have been turning to us
for relief for two decades.
Briefly describe your business philosophy. Our allegiance is always to the older person and
to what is in their best interest. We advocate person-centered care, a holistic approach that
means we address all of the elements in a senior’s life that may affect its quality. We make the
aging/senior systems accommodate our clients’ needs, not the other way around.
What is your competitive edge? Twenty years of doing what we do makes us one of the
pioneering care management firms in California, with few able to match our hands-on
experience and knowledge. We are employee-based, rather than relying on independent
contractors; each client has an exclusive team of professionals by their side. Additionally,
being a fee-for-service company with the highest of ethical standards, we do not accept nor
pay any commissions or kickbacks, ever.
Describe your dream client/customer. An adult child (it’s almost always a woman) with a
career and family but who also has aging parents whose need for help with daily activities have
increased. Such clients have enough confidence and self-knowledge to understand they cannot
turn themselves into full-time care managers, and that finding a professional is the best bet for
both their parents and themselves.
AGING SOLUTIONS, INC., 1000 FOURTH STREET, SUITE 440, SAN RAFAEL, 415.324.5088,
HALSEY SCHROEDER, FOUNDER AND CEO OF HALSBROOK INC.
Halsbrook is a luxury fashion boutique with a signature, personalized
approach to online shopping. We thoughtfully handpick our collection of
European and American designers and build head-to-toe looks that mix
sophistication with ease for any day or any occasion. With a passionate
focus on service, we strive to make shopping easy and enjoyable for
What prompted you to start Halsbrook? I was inspired to start Halsbrook
after shopping online with my mother and seeing her frustration while
searching for stylish and sophisticated clothing on retail websites that
didn’t cater to her. Most things we saw were too trendy, too tight or too
short. So, I set out to create an online luxury fashion destination that
offers beautiful, timeless clothing and accessories, approachable styling
and first-class customer service.
Which product or service (that you offer) is your favorite? Halsbrook on
Approval is a service we launched to make online shopping easier.
Our customers like to try things on and feel fabrics before making a
purchase. With our On Approval service, customers can place an order
for free, try on their new items at home and then decide what they want
to keep. Ultimately, they pay only for what they keep, and of course,
shipping and returns are free. This service makes it much easier to explore
new designers and new styles when shopping online.
What makes Halsbrook different from other retailers? Our designers and
our service. We carry some designers that can be found in department
stores, like MaxMara and LK Bennett. But, we especially love our hidden
gems and enjoy introducing our customers to these new designers, like
Fabrizio Gianni for the best-fitting pants and Kinross for their luxe cashmere
knits. When it comes to service, we are hands-on. We strive to ensure our
customers’ every need is addressed. No question goes unanswered.
855.448.2332, CUSTOMERCARE@HALSBROOK.COM, HALSBROOK.COM