March 10, 1974-December 22, 2017

Attorney, Certified Geriatric Care Manager, author and speaker

Owner and Founder of Buckley's for Seniors, LLC


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke   

While working in an Elder Law Office, Buckley enjoyed interacting with the firm’s elderly clients. Clients who lived in the community would often call the office because their air conditioning would not work or their power went out.  They called the law office because they had no one else to call.  Neighbors whom they had known for years had died or moved away.  They either had family out of state or no family at all.  Buckley found that she liked helping solve their problems with and/or for them.  It was this experience that resulted in the founding of Buckley’s for Seniors, LLC in 2005 which provides concierge/companion-style non-healthcare-related services for people who are elderly or disabled.

An attorney, Buckley could have chosen the more profitable path of a law practice. Monetary success, however, was not the driving force in Buckley's life; living a life of purpose was. Buckley treated every client as if they were a member of her own family; and essentially they were. She was available to them and to her staff twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. There was no situation or challenge faced by a senior for which Buckley could not find a solution. For a few years Buckley taught classes on issues about aging at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. The subjects she covered included practical information on Medicare, Social Security, Veterans' benefits, Hospice Care, and Advance Directives to name just a few. At the urging of her students, Buckley compiled all of this information into a book titled "Elder Care: The Road to Growing Old is Not Paved." Buckley tried to update her book annually and was working on another edition when she died. Buckley was passionate about educating seniors, empowering them and their families to make informed decisions regarding their benefits and medical care as they aged. Presenting this information in an abbreviated form at her local community center was another way in which Buckley reached seniors and their families.

Buckley was an idealist and always looked for the good in everyone she met. She believed in equality for all and was passionate about civil rights. Buckley and her husband Scott were courageous in standing up to hateful rhetoric. Sadly, it was this courage that cost them their lives; leaving a hole within their families and the community which can never be filled.

Though Buckley is no longer with us, her staff continues her legacy of heartfelt service.