Toby F. Laping, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Toby F. Laping, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Toby F. Laping , Ph.D., L.M.S.W.


928 French Rd.,
Building A - Upper West
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Toby, a geriatric care manager, she formed Laping, Sayers Associates in 1982. Laping, Sayers Associates is the predecessor firm to Toby Laping Associates and Laping, Surdej Associates, LLC. She is a social worker licensed by New York State with a Master’s Degree in social work and a Doctoral Degree in public policy.

Toby has been affiliated with the faculties of the Division of Geriatrics of the Medical School and with the Graduate School of Social Work, both at State University of New York at Buffalo. For seven years, wrote monthly award winning articles for Forever Young.  Her previous positions include that of Director of Admissions and Social Work at a local nursing home, and evaluator of geriatric services for federal and county agencies.  She has served on the Boards of Directors of several area providers of geriatric services; including as Vice President of Legal Services for the Elderly.  Toby received the Dr. Evan Calkins Award for Meritorious Service in 2010, which is designated to honor a person who has made a significant contribution to the field of aging in Western New York.  In 2013, she was named a Woman of Influence by Business First.  Also noteworthy is that Toby is a founding member of Canopy of Neighbors, a non-profit organization in the city of Buffalo that is designed to give subscribers practical means and confidence to remain in their own homes as they grow older, and to link them with resources to help them age in place.