Jay Burkhardt, MSW, Social Worker




Jay Burkhardt, MSW, joined the Circle Center in March of 2013. He coordinates the enrollment of new participants, handling all inquiries, tours, and introductions to the Center. He also works as part of the interdisciplinary team at the Center to provide care and support to participants and their families. Jay facilitates several groups, including the caregiver support group, men's group, participant support group, and a Parkinson's disease support group.




Jay Burkhardt

Jay received his Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000 with a focus on aging studies and geriatric issues. He believes that “Circle Center Adult Day Services is a leader and a model in adult day services, both in the local market as well as nationwide. I am proud and honored to be a part of this organization as it evolves to meet the needs of our growing older adult population.”


Jay was the Service Coordinator for the Beth Sholom Lifecare Campus independent living community before he traveled to Arizona in 2002 to work with a non-profit organization, The Foundation for Senior Living (FSL). It was with FSL that Jay came to appreciate the value of adult day services.  Jay served as the social worker and center director for one of the day centers operated by FSL. In 2006, he returned to Virginia and worked with Medi Home Health and Hospice as the Director of Social Services. 


A native of Powhatan, Jay completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Kenyon College. Jay's interests are wide ranging: camping, hiking and running, maintaining a small row house in the Museum District with his wife, Courtney, and sharing parenting of their two-year old daughter, Audie. Jay and Courtney are expecting their second child in May 2015.


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