Tweeten Eldercare Advisors TEAm

From left to right: Linda Conner, Bonnie Koagedal, Polly Elkin, Eloise Tweeten, Anna Price Peterson and Ellen Bicheler.

From left to right: Linda Conner, Bonnie Koagedal, Polly Elkin, Eloise Tweeten, Anna Price Peterson and Ellen Bicheler.

Eloise Tweeten

Eloise Tweeten, founder, launched Tweeten Eldercare Advisors in late 2007 and continues to meet in person and tour with families, much like in real estate. A “perfect storm” of life experiences navigating care options for her own loved ones led her to do this important work with seniors and their families. Eloise now knows most North Bay communities and care homes intimately, and is able to narrow search options quickly.

Eloise takes a personalized approach to help navigate the assisted living process. One size doesn't fit all!  Her experience as a human resources executive and operations manager helps her recognize well-operated facilities with caring, well-trained employees. 

“The knowledge, style and talent that Eloise demonstrated for working with our family was top notch.  You took my very complicated placement challenges and worked with me very productively and sensitively”

—Dianne S., Santa Rosa, CA


“Polly went above and beyond and was extremely sensitive to the ongoing issues.  She was well informed, patient, and was able to find common ground between the four siblings." 

—Jan A., Maryland


Polly Elkin

Polly joined our team in 2013 as our first Marin County advisor after 33 years as a real estate appraiser and broker. As her parents aged, along with her husband's parents, she learned the intricacies of caring for loved ones with dementia, arthritis, spinal stenosis, and heart disease. A dear friend with early onset Alzheimer's gave her an even deeper understanding of the need for guidance and support during these challenging life transitions. With many connections in the Marin senior community, Polly will help you navigate the complex decisions around aging, so you can make the best decision for yourself or a loved one. Polly resides in the Dominican area of San Rafael, and can be reached at 415-250-1029 or Polly@TweetenEldercare.com.

Ellen Bicheler

Ellen is likely to be your first contact with Tweeten Eldercare Advisors. She conducts initial phone interviews with callers, gathering the most relevant information about medical conditions, care needs, social needs, geographic parameters, and cost constraints. You may just need a referral to in-home care agencies, or other community resources, in which case she can provide this information directly. Often, she will schedule an in-person appointment with Eloise or Polly to gather more in-depth information before you tour community options. Ellen also follows up with families after placement to ensure they are satisfied with the care provided.  She brings a well-rounded background in client services and senior care options from her ombudsman training, experience at a senior day program, hospice work, and personal experience with her parents and grandparents.  An upstate New York transplant, Ellen has resided in southwest Petaluma for over 30 years.  

Photography by Jack Strange

Photography by Jack Strange

Everyone was so supportive and professional. No one ever gave up on us no matter how many houses we went to see...having an experienced, knowledgeable person about the many mysteries of finding a good, safe place helped with the anxiety of the task.”

—Elizabeth W., Boonville, CA

Anna Price Peterson

Anna joined us in 2018 after over a decade as a sales and marketing director for Bay Area and Marin County independent, assisted living and dementia-specialized communities. She thoroughly informs and closely guides families on how to best prepare for a move, and supports them throughout the transition into a new community. Helping families challenged with memory loss is especially rewarding for Anna. She was born and raised in the Philippines in a multigenerational household and moved to the Bay Area to complete her communications degree. After 18 moves herself, she is very happy to make San Rafael her home! Anna can be reached directly at 925-212-8682 or Anna@TweetenEldercare.com.

Bonnie Koagedal

Bonnie joined Tweeten Eldercare Advisors in 2019 to assist Eloise in Sonoma County as an Assisted Living Tour Guide. Her experience as an outreach coordinator and community liaison for several home care agencies, and previous works as a realtor, have made this an easy transition to working directly with families. Bonnie also actively volunteers in several senior communities and currently serves on the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council in Sonoma County.

Linda Conner

Linda supports the rest of our TEAm by regularly updating information on over 250 communities throughout the North Bay. She gathers information about each assisted and independent living community and care home, including availability, resident demographics, and ability to care for specific resident needs. She knows which communities can and cannot accommodate needs such as dementia, skilled services (e.g. injections), hospice, etc. Her background is in graphic design and publishing.