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Danielle Saff, MSW, LCSW

Older Adult Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor

Danielle is a bilingual Spanish oncology social worker at CancerCare and our Older Adult Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor. She provides supportive counseling and resources to patients, caregivers, loved ones and people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. She has spearheaded a national Pen Pal Program for older adults and also created a “Share the Warmth” Program providing coats, sweaters and scarfs for clients.

Additional training:

  • “UICC: Caring for Older Cancer Patients during COVID19” virtual international conference

Affiliations and teaching/leadership roles:

  • Task supervisor for SWI in Older Adult Support Group

Presentations and publications:

  • “Caregiving for Your Older Adult,” Pfizer presentation (2020)
  • “Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: The Patient Journey,” Blood (2020)
  • “Importance of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment,” Oncology Nurse Advisor (2021)
  • Cohosted Cancer Out Loud Podcast “COVID and Anxiety”

Danielle shares, “Throughout my life, I have been sensitive to the plight of individuals facing difficult challenges in their lives. At CancerCare, I have the opportunity to help people facing a cancer diagnosis and its associated challenges. I get to help the affected individual as well as the caretaker and family members providing information, referrals and much-needed emotional support. Working at CancerCare allows me to impact people’s lives during a very challenging time, while at the same time gives purpose and meaning to my life.”

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