Danielle Saff, MSW, LMSW

Older Adult Program Coordinator

Danielle is a bilingual Spanish oncology social worker at CancerCare and our Older Adult Program Coordinator. 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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