About Us

Barbara Newman Mannix

Barbara began her career working in product development and research. Over a 20 year period, she helped develop some of the most recognized trends in American merchandising. Her ability to match needs with solutions assured her nationally-recognized clients were well served. In March of 2006, Barbara’s husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. At that critical time, she utilized the same no-nonsense skills to overcome the difficult health care, insurance, legal and financial challenges her family faced. Little did she know it was just the beginning.

Approaching this intricate and time-consuming process with experience and ingenuity, Barbara began to take on this responsibility for other family members and friends. With that, she identified a gap in the market for a service that would navigate these complicated waters. Her company was founded to help adult children better manage their parents’ lives with compassion and dignity.

A Dignified Life’s purpose is to provide professional assistance in contacting the appropriate specialists and services required to satisfy today’s changing needs, in the arenas of elder care and end of life.   

Today, Barbara is a recognized advocate championing this movement, a Certified Caregiver Coach and Family Life Educator.  She and her twins call the Hudson Valley home while she manages A Dignified Life’s services throughout the Tri-State area, with clients in White Plains, New York City, Westchester County, Fairfield County, Greenwich, CT, Orange County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Dutchess County and Bergen County.

Adriane Geiger

Adriane Geiger

Adriane Geiger has been the Director of Family Advocacy for A Dignified Life since 2013.
Her passion centers in caring for elders and helping them navigate decisions for the best possible quality of life as they age.
Years of hands on experience include the art of Starting the Conversation, aging in place, researching and choosing the appropriate level of care in a residence, finding the right caregiver, downsizing and planning for end of life. Conclusions are not one size fits all.
Serving the senior as their advocate, as well as helping the adult children offers clear structure, and peace of mind.