The Vida staff is a family of bilingual and multicultural professionals who hail from countries all over Latin America and the Caribbean. They are passionately committed to increasing the quality of life for our abuelitos and helping them maintain healthy and independent lives.
Jorge Sodero, MD
Jorge began his work at Vida in 1996. He obtained his medical degree, with a specialty in neuropsychiatry, from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina, his native home, in 1980. He practiced medicine in Argentina until he moved to the United States, where he pursued continuing studies at Harvard and John Hopkins Universities. Before coming to Vida, Jorge worked at Clínica del Pueblo as a mental health therapist. At Vida, Jorge loves working with the senior participants because he sees the immediate impact Vida’s programs and services have on their lives, and the seniors demonstrate great warmth and appreciation for it.
Health and Wellness Coordinator
Magaly joined the Vida staff in 2007. She is originally from Provincia La Habana in Cuba, where she earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree at the Universidad de La Habana-Calisto García Hospital, with a specialty in geriatrics. She later received a specialty in gerontology from the Centro Iberoamericano para la Tercera Edad. For Magaly, who practiced medicine for 16 years prior to coming to Vida, the most rewarding part of her job is working one-on-one with the abuelitos and witnessing the behavioral changes they are able to make on the road to a healthier life.
Nuria has been at Vida since 2007, ensuring that the first voice and face our abuelitos see and hear embraces them with joyful recognition of their value in our community. Before coming to Vida, Nuria worked at the Embassy of the Vatican in Costa Rica. She is originally from El Salvador, and enjoys most about working at Vida the strong relationships she has built with the abuelitos.
Originally from El Salvador, Cándida began her work at Vida in 2006. For Cándida, the most valued part of her job is being sure the abuelitos are happy—making them smile when she brings them their breakfast, snacks, and coffee. She believes wholeheartedly in the services the organization provides, but is most impressed by the abuelitos and their youthful vitality.