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Geriatric Kinesiologist, Master's Degree, Kinesiology (MA, Kin); BS, Kinesiology; Certified Senior Fitness Instructor, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified
Mercedes Fernandez is a geriatric kinesiologist and founder of Walk With Pop, an organization that helps older adults feel included and connected with others through companion walking. She holds a master’s degree in kinesiology with an extensive pre-medical background in psychology, anatomy and nutrition. Along with her professional experience, Mercedes was also her grandfather's primary caregiver, enriching her personal experience of senior health care. Her deeply rooted passion to serve older adults began from an early age where she played piano at nursing homes at the age of 8. Today, Mercedes continues to have deep care and compassion for older adults and advocates for adequate senior health care.