Meet Leah Gavin – MSW Intern

Leah Gavin shown with ADS member Lucille during end of the day sing-along.

My name is Leah Gavin and I am a native of Detroit, Michigan. I attended Adrian College where I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2015. During my time at Adrian, I realized that I would love to work with older adults. I was able to have my internship at the Lenawee County Department on Aging where I gained experienced in working at adult day services and conducting needs assessments for older adults. After graduation, I moved on to attending Michigan State University’s Advance Standing Masters of Social Work Program. My concentration is in Organization and Community Leadership with a focus in gerontology.

I have always felt interest towards working with older adults. I see that there is great need within the elderly population and I wish to make an impact on helping older adults and families receive the resources and services they need to cope with the many changes in life. I am very passionate about elder abuse prevention, Alzheimer’s disease, and providing programs and services for older adults. I would like to one day start up my own adult day service program and also oversee a non-for-profit agency for older adults in the community.


Leah will be an intern at Helping Hands Respite Care adult day services (ADS) for the 2016-2017 school year. In addition she will gain experience in learning the administrative and leadership aspects of working in an organization.