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President International Longevity Center Brazil, medical epidemiologist
Frank Van Dillen
Architect and co-founder Demential Village Architects & Designers, Hogeweyk, Dementia Village Netherlands
CEO PS Lifestyle, American Senior Magazine
CEO Atlas of Caregiving
Author, Who's Going to Take Care of Me When I'm Old? and the Complete Eldercare Planner
Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate, HomeInstead
Aarhus kommune , Aarhus, Denmark
Founder Jesse F. Richardson Foundation
Co-Founder and Senior Program Advisor, AgeWell
Daughterhood: community for sandwich generation women
CEO Dots Inc. Transition & Caregiving Expert
Patty & Libby Bortz
Speaker, Author "Mother Daughter Last Chapters"
Professor at Cal Poly, Filmmaker and documentarian of "Lives Well Lived"
Founder Live Better Boomer Healthcare Advocacy Patient Guardian
GoGo Grandparent: easy mobility tools
Nurse, Author, "Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul"
CEO Hospice Pallative Care Assn. South Africa
Director of Research - Center for Applied Research in Dementia
Corporate gerontologist, Founder Mature Market Institue, MetLife, UN International Day of Older Persons
Award winning journalist and author specializing in aging & baby boomers
Executive Director Tabor Village, British Columbia, Adjunct Gerontology Professor
President, Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, Tasmania, Australia
95 year old author of: A Dignified Life: the Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care
Distinguished Fellow, Institute of the Future, Palo Alto, CA
Asst. Director Home Care Aide Council, UMass Boston
Former NASA engineer and founder of GeriJoy
CEO and Editor, Caregiving Magazine
Author, Motivational Speaker Tao Girl
Julia (Wright) Spears
Chief Operations Officer, Elders Stay at Home
Cathy and Gary Hawk
Founders Clarity International
CEO, Mature caregivers.com and Retirementjobs.com
Director of Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly, Busan, S. Korea
Digital technology executive, Founder McClennan Group
Founder 10012 Digital Studio and Founder Rangri, food delivery service, Brazil
Active aging activist, University of Hawaii- Gerontologist
Singer, vocal coach, founder Morning Star Singers
Founder, Whole Care Network
Dr. Roger Landry
Founder, Masterpiece Living
President, Senior Concerns, CSA, aging strategist, columnist
Margie van Zyl Chapman
Chairperson, South African Care Forum
Dr. Radha S. Murty
Nightingale Home Health Services, Bengaluru, India
Kay Van Norman
International writer, speaker & wellness consultant
Family & Patient Advocate. caregiving for disabled children
Dr. Padmanabha Vyasamoorthy
Society for Serving Seniors, India
Dr. Amy D'Aprix
Life Transitions Expert, Toronto, Canada
Director Families and Health Care Project, home health care advocate
Founding Director, Institute of Active Ageing Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Rabbi Richard Address
Founder Jewish Sacred Aging
Retired Host NPR "All Things Considered," author
Author, Co-founder, Elder Salon & Growing Elder Culture Radio Program
Dr. James Rouse
Author, speaker, entrepreneur, athlete and professional ruckus maker
Poet, Organizational Leadership Professional
Music Artist, Performer, and Public Speaker
Author, Speaker, Self-Defense Expert
Iyengar Yoga Instructor with 13 Years of Study
Award-Winning Internationally Published Poet and Author
Martial Arts Master Instructor, Keynote Speaker, Life-Leadership Coach
Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator
CEO, EQ Media, Inc. Founder, Sock It To Em Sock Campaign
Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Essayist, and Critic
Author and Community Engagement Professional
Poet and Instructor of Modern Poetry and Creative Writing at Manhattanville College
Poet Laureate of New York State from 2012 to 2014
Founder, Two Spoons Recipe & Meal Planning System
Registered Drama Therapist and Creative Engagement Specialist
Owner, Park Meadows Pilates & Physical Therapy Master Educator for Balanced Body Education
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Dr. Kalache, physician, PhD. in Epidemiology from the University of London, is one of the very earliest voices to articulate the global nature of population aging, together with the potentialities and the risks through inaction inherent within it. He pioneered the concept of "active aging" and developed the Global Movement on Age-Friendly Cities at the World Health Organization (WHO) as head of the Ageing and Life Course Program from 1995 to 2008. In 2008 he relocated to the USA where he assumed a new position as Senior Policy Adviser on Global Ageing to the President at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). He simultaneously commenced the role of Global Ambassador for the London based HelpAge International the largest and most influential worldwide civil society organization on aging. Currently, Dr. Kalache co-chairs the International Longevity Center (ILC) Global Alliance, a multinational consortium of seventeen autonomous think tanks on policies for aging, and presides over the ILC Brazil. Dr. Kalache's contributions toward the shifting of the traditional paradigms in the field of aging are widely acknowledged on the global stage, as academic, international civil servant, and advocate.
Frank Van Dillen is a Dutch architect who, along with one of his partners, Michael Bol designed The Hogewyk, a revolutionary dementia-care village that opened in 2009 Weeps, Netherlands. Frank has a passion not only for designing buildings, but for architecture that creates a living environment that responds to the social, spiritual and practical needs and wishes of residents. The father of a son who is deaf, Frank is profoundly aware of how important it is to organize care to meet human needs and to challenge institutions to that don’t. He is a graduate of the Academy of Architecture in Tilburg and is the co-owner of Molenaar&Bol&VanDillen architects.
John has been on the Board of Salon PS since the company's formation and assumed the role of CEO in February 2010, bringing over 10 years of corporate finance and administrative expertise with him.
PS Lifestyle, formerly Salon PS, is a national leader in providing exceptional amenity service and lifestyle solution experiences to seniors, families, and our senior community partners. PS Salon & Spa is the premier professional operator of salons and spas within senior communities across the United States. Our portfolio contains 750+ locations across 35 states, and our 1,000+ employees' have successfully delivered more than 3.0 million services to date. PS Shop is the industry's ONLY online destination where families and friends can personally connect to residents by purchasing them salon & spa services, pro-aging products, and personalized gift certificates.
American Senior Magazine is a pro-aging lifestyle print publication designed to entertain, educate, and empower our senior audience (ages 65+) and their friends, family, and caregivers. American Senior is available in our PS Salon & Spa locations, and also offered by subscription to private residences, senior communities, professional offices and anywhere quality magazines are appreciated!
The editorial mission is to publish a high-quality general interest magazine that serves to be useful and entertaining while addressing issues from the perspective of the senior population. Featured articles include a mix of pop culture personalities that the senior market can identify with, issues related to aging and living well, and evocative pictorial articles with an emphasis on American culture.
Rajiv Mehta leads Atlas of Caregiving, a San Francisco-based non-profit pioneering way to study in fine detail the hidden activities of family caregivers, and developing methods and tools to help individuals better understand and manage their own situations, including CareMap software and CareMap Workshops. Rajiv is also on the board of the Family Caregiver Alliance, and co-organizer of Quantified Self. For the past decade, he has led research on family caregiving and consumer health, advised healthcare organizations and technology companies, and developed consumer health products. Prior to his focus on health, Rajiv led innovation efforts at Apple, Adobe, Motorola, and other technology companies, and research at NASA. He holds a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford, and an MBA from Columbia.
Session title: “Reseeing family caregiving as a continuing, universal, and community activity”.
David Inns is CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of GreatCall Inc., the leader in connected health solutions for active aging. Since its inception in 2006, GreatCall has developed a complete portfolio of products and services that help enable independent aging, including: telehealth services, medication adherence programs, emergency response, fall detection and activity monitoring. GreatCall’s commitment to simplicity and best-in-class service helps the older consumer adopt and enjoy connected health solutions while keeping caregivers up-to-date on their own smartphones with the GreatCall Link app. Under David’s leadership, GreatCall has grown from a startup in 2006 to a company with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue and over 1,000 employees. David is also an Executive Board member of the Consumer Technology Association. He was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 nationally in the Services category.
For over 15 years Daniel has worked towards breaking new ground in ensuring that technology can be applied in underserved markets around the world. Throughout his career he has spearheaded the creation of technology based start-ups, established the vision, strategy, goals, and in many cases he has driven operations of the various phases of maturity of these companies.
Daniel’s diversified background on multiple technologies including software development, cloud services, enterprise security, mission critical infrastructure, service and support management all have contributed to his vision for the integrated approach we are using at OnGuardian.
His academic achievements includes a Bachelor’s degree with a major Computer Science from University of Southern California in Los Angeles along with a minor in Multimedia and Integrated Technologies. He has contributed to research done at the Integrated Media Systems Center at USC and is also a member of the National Honor Society. Daniel is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and is actively involved in assisting caregivers and support groups in the greater Houston area. After his father suffered several strokes and was diagnosed with CNS Vasculitis, Daniel decided to look at how current and future technologies could be used to assist in the management of several challenges he was facing as a new caregiver, hence OnGuardian was born.
Author, Product Spokesperson, Keynote Speaker, & Mature-market Consultant. Her latest book, "Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?" (2017, Da Capo Press Lifelong Books).
Joy's current best seller, "The Complete Eldercare Planner" (Random House, 2009) reflects the depth of her understanding and compassion for the needs of older Americans. "The book is the best we saw..." says the American Medical Association.
Joy's appearances include the Today Show, CBS Early Show, ABC NewsNow, Fox News, National Public Radio, WGN, and many others. During her career, Joy has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Chicago Tribune and Sun Times, Real Simple, Women's Day, and HR Magazine. USA TODAY ran a four-part series on Joy's eldercare programs.
Joy Loverde is a consultant for public relation firms, human resource professionals, attorneys, financial planners, clergy, retirement-housing developers, and other members of the fast-growing mature-market professions. Clients include Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Energizer Battery Company, GoodFeet, Masonic Aging Services, and others.
Lakelyn Hogan is Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate for Home Instead Senior Care. Lakelyn works to educate professionals, families and communities on issues older adults face. Lakelyn is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska – Omaha where she is studying Social Gerontology. She has a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology and Master’s in Business Administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services. She has worked on special projects for UNO’s Department of Gerontology, the Douglas County Older Adult Mental Health Collation and the local Area Agency on Aging. Lakelyn serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Dreamweaver Foundation and is active in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Lakelyn has a passion for helping others, especially aging adults and their families.
Presentation Title: Lessons Learned from 23+ Years of Caregiving
Elisabeth Flint works with the municipality of Arhaus, Denmark, the second largest city in the country to create a dementia friendly city. She coordinates all of the various organizations and public servants in the town to become dementia friendly and to support elder citizens to remain active and engaged in their normal lives as long as possible. This innovative program is being watched with envy the world over and she shares some of her techniques and strategies with us.
Dr. Keren Brown Wilson’s career spans a broad range of academic and professional activities in aging and long-term care, including teaching, research, program design and implementation. Her work encompasses service at the community, state, national, and international levels. She is widely known as the architect of the ‘Oregon Model’ of assisted living and her work with affordable housing with services. She has worked with numerous governmental and advocacy organizations to develop standards and training materials. Most recently she has served as the President of the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation (JFRF). JFRF’s focus is on underserved older adults in resource constrained communities using asset based community development techniques. A major focus has been the development of service learning and fieldwork academic programs to support work with underserved adults. Under her leadership the Foundation also has a major initiative focused on training for low literacy adults in the provision of direct care and management of chronic disease and conditions of older adults. Other initiatives are focused on intergenerational efforts, particularly grandparents raising grandchildren and affordable housing with services for older adults in rural areas. She has published professionally and received numerous awards for her work in the field of aging, including the Maxwell Pollack Award of the Gerontological Society of America in 2005, Purpose Prize Fellow in 2012, Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy in 2016 and election as a gerontological fellow of the Gerontological Society in 2016. She is a trustee for two universities and sits on the boards of numerous other non-profit groups, including the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Adora Iris Lee is the Director of Training and Curriculum Development at AgeWell Global. Over the past thirty years, she has developed a proven track record of working effectively with hospitals, health insurers, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and faith based communities. Adora began her career as a Health Planner in Connecticut, focused on strategies to contain rising health care and hospital costs in the United States. She has since managed a wide range of preventive health projects dedicated to improving the health status of vulnerable populations in the US, Africa, the Caribbean and Middle East. Based on her extensive experience developing innovative training materials for youth, adults and the elderly, Adora most recently served as the lead Program Manager for AgeWell’s pilot in South Africa. She was responsible for curriculum development, training, and overall program implementation. Adora is a graduate of Yale, Rutgers and Howard Universities. She is also an ordained minister in a Washington DC-based congregation that serves a large elderly population.
Anne Tumlinson is the founder of Anne Tumlinson Innovations and Daughterhood. She develops innovative ideas to prepare the country for demographic shifts and to improve how we deliver care to frail older adults. Anne has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Aging Committee, and appeared before the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Her testimony has consistently emphasized that our current system for financing and delivering care for frail older adults creates economic problems for families and caregivers, and stifles innovation needed to help them. In support of this work, Anne researches, writes and speaks about innovation in aging services, with blogs in Health Affairs and McKnights. Anne has also created a consumer website, www.daughterhood.org, to create community for families navigating the health and elder care systems on behalf of their loved ones.
Among other affiliations, Anne serves on the board of the directors for the Caregiver Action Network, on the Aetna Medicaid Advisory Panel, and on the conference planning committee for the National Investment Center for Seniors Care.
Presentation Title: From Isolation to Connection: Creating Community to Solve Problems, One Daughterhood Circle at a Time
Connecting the dots between people and the information they need is not only Liz’s passion, but her purpose in life, as well. In every role she has been in, her core work is ensuring people and communities have the information and tools they needed to be successful. In her current role as CEO of Dots Inc., she is again connecting the dots with the co-generational workforce, assisting organizations and individuals with work transitions and developing new structures to leverage experience and capture knowledge across all generations.
Caregiving is another transition Liz provides consulting on. She has been providing care to her own parents for 20 years. During that time, she created a business and products to serve other caregivers, offering education and tools to enable healthy aging and care.
She has been caring for her father with Alzheimer’s for the last 10 years. She is writing a book titled, “Lost and Found, a Journey Through The Back Roads of Aging & Alzheimer’s.” Through her stories she shares what she has seen change and slip away, as well as the wisdom and experiences gained.
Presentation Title: Lost & Found, A Journey Through the Back Roads of Aging & Alzheimer’s
Patty Bortz (left) began her career practicing law as a staff attorney for the Alabama Supreme Court. She then worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney’s Office. Her legal career included working as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, and overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons Paralegal Training Program. She transitioned her career into the nonprofit world, where she has worked tirelessly to improve Colorado’s public education and later to enrich the lives of seniors. She is a certified mediator and a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Patty serves on a number of boards and volunteers for several causes about which she is passionate. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her law degree from the University of Denver.
Libby Bortz (right) is a licensed clinical social worker with a long career as a therapist and involved citizen. In 2014, she was named Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her achievements, including having the Littleton Housing Authority name The Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center in her honor. She also earned recognition as Littleton’s Citizen of the Year. Libby currently serves on a number of boards, locally and nationally, and is a member of the University of Colorado’s Medical School Admission Committee. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and master’s in social work from the University of Denver.
Sky Bergman is an accomplished, award-winning photographer. Lives Well Lived, Sky’s directorial debut, celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.
Her fine art work is included in permanent collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Her commercial work has appeared on book covers for Random House and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., and magazine spreads in Smithsonian, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Reader’s Digest, and Archaeology Odyssey.
Sky Bergman currently is a Professor of Photography and Video at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Tiffany Matthews is founder & CEO of Live Better Boomer! Healthcare Advocacy (LBB!), a firm that assists caregivers to navigate the healthcare system. They will learn to manage their care and the care of their loved ones confidently and effectively. She is a healthcare & patient advocate, consultant and educator who wants to help caregivers that are sacrificing everything to help their loved ones. Her beloved grandmother is the inspiration for LBB! The business of healthcare was horrific for her grandmother on her deathbed and her family. As caregiver, her mom was completely burned out from all the roles she had to take on. This was painful for Tiffany and she dedicated her career to preventing other families from that experience through education. LBB!'s mission is informing and empowering the public about their rights and responsibilities as patients and caregivers in the healthcare system. Our healthcare system is broken. Patients and caregivers must assert their power in it. LBB! is where they will find power. The Powerful Patient Partner Program™ is LBB!’s signature offering and full of materials for all kinds of learners.
Visit http://lbbhealthcareadvocacy.com for information on products and services for patients, caregivers and businesses, or call Tiffany at 215-982-0199.
Session title: Helping Caregivers Navigate Healthcare
After three years of living with his grandma, Justin moved in with his cofounder David Lung in June of 2015 to work on ideas that ultimately became not-so-wonderful. One week, while David was working on the latest attempt to pay the rent, Justin's grandma asked him for Uber's phone number. Since then the two have been working on GoGoGrandparent, servicing the needs of older adults across the nation.
From 2012 - 2014 I worked on Bubbleboard during which I joined MuckerCapital as an EIR. In 2015 I joined Soothe as a Product and Operations Manager & the first hire after the CTO. I built our Customer Service team, managed ops in ten cities and helped the company grow to a $25 million dollar valuation.
I left to pursue an opportunity I saw in the on demand economy. I taught myself how to code well enough to start gethustle.co. Hustle became a top Kairos company, was voted as one of LA's top 50 companies to watch in 2016 and has been featured in Inc. The market slowed down for on demand businesses and with it, so went our customers.
Over Christmas my grandmother told me she was afraid of driving at night, so I made her a way to call Uber from her flip phone. Her first trip was to CoCo's Diner. When she ordered a stack of buttermilk pancakes and extra crispy bacon, I decided to see how far it could go.
I eat my food in sections, still ask my high school English teacher for book recommendations and do most of my work while listening to nuevo flamenco guitar.
LeAnn Thieman is a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author, and nurse who was “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure of helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. An ordinary person, she struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed. LeAnn has been featured in Newsweek Magazine’s Voices of the Century issue, on FOX-TV, BBC, NPR, PBS and countless radio and TV programs.
Dr. Liz Gwyther has postgraduate qualifications in Family Practice and Palliative Medicine. She is CEO of Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa; chair of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance; and a director of the following organisations - African Palliative Care Association, Ehospice and Pain Society of South Africa. She is a member of the World Health Organisation ad-hoc Technical Advisory Group for palliative and long-term care.
She is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town where she heads the Palliative Care team within the School of Public Health and Family Medicine. She is the convener for the postgraduate programmes in Palliative Medicine and is responsible for research supervision and support for publications of the postgraduate students. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management published in the USA. Her special interests are women’s health and palliative care and human rights in health care.
In 2007, she was awarded the SA Medical Association’s Gender Award for Human Rights in Health and the SA Institute of Health Managers Leadership in Health Systems award.
Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., is a noted psychologist specializing in applied research in gerontology. He currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Dr. Camp gives workshops on designing cognitive and behavioral interventions for dementia internationally. These interventions are all designed to reduce challenging behaviors and increase the level of functioning of persons with dementia. He has co-authored three college textbooks and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Dr. Camp is a Fellow and past-president of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and a Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and the national Alzheimer’s Association.
Dr. Sandra Timmermann is nationally recognized for her work in aging, retirement and the application to business. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Gerontology and Retirement Living at the American College of Financial Services, a Senior Fellow at the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, and a consultant to a global insurance company and other businesses on retirement and long-term care issues.
Sandy was a Vice President at MetLife and the Founder and Director of the MetLife Mature Market Institute, the company’s focal point on retirement research and thought leadership, until it was disbanded in 2013. She has been in the aging field for over 30 years, holding senior positions at the American Society on Aging, AARP and SeniorNet and serving in leadership positions on national boards of directors including the Business Forum on Aging, the National Alliance for Caregiving, the National Aging in Place Council and others. She also represents the International Federation on Ageing at the United Nations.
A writer and frequent speaker, Sandy is the Financial Gerontology columnist for the Journal of Financial Service Professionals and has been interviewed by hundreds of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg, CNN, and USA Today.
A Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Sandy received a BA from the University of Colorado and her Master’s and Doctorate from Columbia University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally Abrahms is passionate about the issues of baby boomers and aging she writes about—and knows about first hand. She's a professional in the field, focusing on 50+ caregiving, aging in place technology, retirement and boomer and senior housing, but also a mother of adult children, a wife to a fellow boomer, a grandmother, mother-in-law, long-distance caregiver to elderly parents and in-laws, and owner of two beloved dogs who made it into their nineties.
She is an award-winning journalist and nationally recognized expert on baby boomers and seniors. She has published in TIME, Newsweek, AARP ( AARP the Magazine, the AARP Bulletin, aarp.org), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, among others.
Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE is the Executive Director, Tabor Village where he shepherds the enhancement of social, spiritual, and care needs for nearly 300 seniors. Leading a team of over 400 employees and volunteers, Dan inspires them with a commitment to continuously improving the quality of life at the campus of care. Dan is an Adjunct Professor teaching Long Term Care Administration in the Gerontology Diploma Program at Simon Fraser University.
Dan has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology, University of British Columbia; a Masters of Science (MSc), with a specialization in retirement and long term care administration, University of North Texas; a Certificate in Fundraising, British Columbia Institute of Technology and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
After summiting Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2011 to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of BC, he joined the Board of Directors to help better serve the needs of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and their families. He has published articles in academic, professional and trade publications and he has presented at regional, national and international conferences.
Nan Bosler has worked with, and for, people of all age and levels of ability, with emphasis on the needs of older people and those with a disability.
She is the foundation president of the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association. She feels strongly that learning is a lifelong experience and was over 50 when she first went to University; she now has six tertiary qualifications.
She was a part-time lecturer in the faculty of Adult Education at the University of Technology Sydney, and the first Adviser appointed by UTS to assist students who were working with older People. She also taught many of the units and wrote some of the curricula for the TAFE Advanced Certificate, Working with Older People.
She is a published author; represents older Australians on many committees and boards and celebrates Positive Ageing as a speaker in Australia and Internationally. Was 2016 Champion for Digital Inclusion and awarded the 2017 Not-for-Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award.
Nan Bosler was her husband’s primary carer for 13 years and continues to work on issues for carers. She is a Carers NSW Representative and was a member of the inaugural Ministerial Carers Advisory Council.
Virginia Bell received her MSW from the University of Kentucky in 1982 and her B.A. from Transylvania University, Lexington, KY in 1944. She developed one of the first dementia-specific day centers in the United States, opening in 1984, using the Best Friends approach.
Virginia has lectured widely on the Best Friends approach to dementia care at national and international conferences, speaking at twelve National Education Conferences of the National Alzheimer's Association and lecturing in 30 countries, including the last twenty-seven conferences of Alzheimer's Disease International. Her most recent international conference was in 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.
She has co-published journal articles and book chapters, notably in Dementia Care: Patient, Family, and Community (Johns Hopkins, 1989). The articles, "The Alzheimer's Disease Bill of Rights", (1994), "The Other Face of Alzheimer's Disease" (1999) and "Spirituality and the Person with Dementia," (2001) co-authored with David Troxel, published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and the Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, have been widely reprinted.
She, also, has five books, co-authored with David Troxel, The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care (1997), and The Best Friends Staff: Building a Culture of Care in Alzheimer's Programs, (2001), an adaptation of the first book especially for families, A Dignified Life: the Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, (2002), The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Vol.I (2004), The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Vol. II, 2007 and a new edition of their first book, The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care, written especially for professional care partners (2017).
Richard Adler is a Distinguished Fellow at Institute for the Future (IFTF), Palo Alto, CA. He is also principal of People & Technology, a research and consulting firm based in Silicon Valley.
At IFTF, he directed a research program on Baby Boomers: The Next 20 Years. He also conducted a project on “global networks of innovation in aging” and, most recently, led a project on the future of caregiving funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Richard has also been involved with Avenidas, the Palo Alto senior center, for more than a decade. For the past two years has led an effort to create a new Generations Lab at Avenidas designed to introduce older adults to the expanding world of personal digital technology and to enable developers of new products in aging get feedback from potential users.
From 1990 to 1996, Richard was vice-president of SeniorNet, a national nonprofit whose mission is to introduce older adults to computers and the Internet. While there, Richard conducted the first-ever survey of computer use by older adults, and helped to build a national network of more than 200 SeniorNet Learning Centers across the country.
Richard holds a BA from Harvard, an MA from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco.
Hayley Gleason, MSW, MS, is the Assistant Director of the Home Care Aide Council, a non-profit trade association for home care agencies throughout Massachusetts, where she oversees the grant efforts of the organization, as well as manages curriculum development, training and program evaluation. She also contributes to the organization’s advocacy work; pushing for policy and regulatory changes at the state level that benefit the home care aide workforce.
Prior to this role, Hayley was the Project Director for the Age-Friendly Boston Initiative for the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging within the Gerontology Institute. She also worked as a researcher at the Center participating in Community Needs Assessments, assisting cities and towns throughout Massachusetts to plan for the aging of their local population.
Hayley received her Master in Social Work from the University of Michigan where she was a McGregor Fellow in Geriatric Social Work and completed her MS in Gerontology at UMass Boston. Hayley is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Gerontology at UMass Boston where her research focuses on the recruitment, retention, training and supervision of the home care aide workforce. She has presented and published extensively on the direct care workforce, including speaking at over 50 national conferences and publishing in the Journal of Aging and Mental Health, Geriatric Nursing, and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Victor served as an army officer while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering. He received his Master of Science from MIT, where he researched human-machine interaction for NASA’s telerobotics program and taught graduate product design and management courses. With experience working in environmental research, aerospace, particle physics, energy, medical robotics, and clinical research, Victor was inspired to start Care.coach (formerly GeriJoy) by his home-bound grandmother. Victor is a frequent speaker at health care tech conferences, including On Lok Sustainable Long Term Care Conference, Connected Health Symposium, AARP Expo, CES Silvers Summit, and TEDMEDGer.
A noted speaker, writer, and publisher on caregiving issues since 1995, Gary Barg is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the first national magazine for caregivers, Today’s Caregiver, as well the original online caregiver community, caregiver.com. Today’s Caregiver magazine and caregiver.com combine information, advice, and reader’s stories with interviews with celebrity caregiver such as Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Rob Lowe, Dana Reeve, Barbara Eden, and Debbie Reynolds, among others. Gary created and has hosted over 200 Fearless Caregiver Conference around the nation since 1997. The events bring together caregivers to share their knowledge and experience and wisdom. He has written two books: The Fearless Caregiver, filled with practical advice, poetry and inspirational stories and Caregiving Ties that Bind which includes lessons from the over 150 celebrity caregiver cover interviews that he has conducted since 1995.
His awards include, the Mature Media Award for writing, International Television Association Golden Reel Award, and the Southern Gerontological Society Media Award.
His interviews include; The Today Show, Bloomberg Radio Network, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USAToday, Miami Herald, NPR Diane Rehm Show, Los Angeles Business Journal, and Parade Magazine.
Session Title: Becoming a Fearless Caregiver
From navigating the healthcare maze to demonstrating the benefits of respite care, participants will learn to become fearless advocates for his or her client or loved one. As a caregiver himself, Barg helps family and professional caregivers create a personal plan of care while ensuring the best care for those for whom they care.
CJ Golden As the author of Tao of the Defiant Woman:Five Brazen Ways to Accept What You Must and Rebel Against the Rest, and its subsequent book for teen and pre-teen girls, Tao-Girls Rule: Finding Balance, Staying Strong, Being Bold in a World of Challenges, Golden has been writing, blogging, speaking, and facilitating workshops for national and local women’s and girls’ organizations. She continues to help women and teens find joy along their life paths despite the struggles they may encounter
Golden’s latest writing remains focused on her new life as caregiver to her husband, Joe. Paramount are the lessons she has learned, the emotional and physical strain upon her heavily-burdened shoulders, and the realization that, while their roles as husband and wife have been altered, their connection and love have grown stronger.
She has been fortunate to have to reached thousands of followers while blogging about her experiences as Joe’s caregiver. When numerous readers requested Golden turn her writings into a book. Those blogs gave birth to One Pedal at a Time: A Novice Caregiver and Her Cyclist Husband Face Their New Normal With Courage, Tenacity, and Abundant Love.
Visit CJ Golden at www.cjgolden.com
Julia serves as Chief Operating Officer for Elder Stay At Home, Inc. (ESAH), the exclusive world-wide distributor of the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training curriculum and content, focused on training individuals – both professionals as well as family/volunteer caregivers – on providing quality, compassionate care for older adults in a home setting. As COO, she manages all business operations, including all marketing efforts.
Julia was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, where having a geriatrician for a father and a social worker for a mother provided her with an extensive understanding of the board needs of our elderly population from an early age.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas (B.A. in Art, Minor in Marketing), Julia has held marketing and PR positions in both the corporate and non-profit arenas.
When her children were young, Julia took a hiatus from the business world, teaching high school graphic design courses. This experience provided her with a strong understanding of curriculum design and various content presentation styles to reach different types of learners.
On a personal level, Julia has served as the primary caregiver for her grandmother for several years and has learned firsthand the importance and value of proper caregiver training.
Presentation title: Providing Better Care: The Importance of Caregiver Education
Cathy Hawk and Gary Hawk are veteran energy coaches and members of Founders Club. The Hawks are principals in Clarity International®, a coaching and leadership firm based in Denver. Their Get Clarity Operating System is a clear, step-by-step method that makes it easy to stay energized to create a meaningful, joyful life.They are three-time award winning authors of Get Clarity, The Lights-On Guide to Manifesting Success in Life and Work, and SHIFT, Positive Thoughts for Powerful Results.
Mature Caregivers is the sister business of RetirementJobs.com, the #1 career site for people age 50+ with more than 1 million members. RetirementJobs.com has been in business since 2006. Headquartered in Waltham, MA, it administers the 'Certified Age Friendly Employer' program, recognized by AARP and Consumer Reports, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging. This program is central to building trust and helping people overcome the difficult realities of workplace age bias, which remains so prevalent in today's society. It has earned accolades, including a White House invitation to the Company to discuss policy solutions concerning older Americans.
RetirementJobs.com was founded by entrepreneur Tim Driver, who has a successful track record starting and building media and service businesses. Prior to RetirementJobs.com, as SVP of Consumer Products, Driver headed and helped popularize the Salary.com division that leveled the playing field for employees by making compensation and career information available to millions of individuals. He also served on the firm's Board of Directors. Prior to Salary.com, Driver was a group director in Personal Finance and Strategic Businesses units at AOL. He built consumer category offerings, including the AOL Careers Channel, that became leading web destinations. Driver writes career advice articles and has appeared in numerous national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC and CNN. Driver's professional experience also includes management consulting with Accenture and producing programs for CNN. He is a Certified Compensation Professional.
Dr. Donghee Han is Director of Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly (RISBLE). She is Board Directors of SeniorNet in USA. She was also Director Healthy Family Support Centre and Secretary General of Research Centre for Anti-Aging Technology Development in Busan, Korea.
She is Korean representative board member of the Active Ageing Consortium Asia Pacific (ACAP) and board member on the Korean Gerontological Society and Korean Family Welfare Society. She won Korean government awards for RISBLE programs “Information and Culture in Cyber Spaces for Older Persons” and “Re-design for Dementia Patients and their Families.She has developed innovative programs for older people by ICT; CyberFamily, CyberNeighbours, Internet Navigators, so on.She also served on Korean Representative INPEA (International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) in 2002-2012.
She is columnist writing various topics of aging on newspapers and broadcast in Korea.She is leading a new approach rethink aging for the better life.
Jeannette is a digital technology executive with a distinguishedbackground serving iconic brands and innovative start-ups alike. Throughout her career, she has strategically defined and developed innovative new digital products and services essential to revenue attainment and business growth.
She has navigated MapQuest to became a leader in travel and destination planning, transformed Reuters into a strategic partner able to support the creation of Fox News Network, established Organic Online as an ecommerce leader delivering excellence in shopping experiences for Tommy Hilfiger, Zagats, Microsoft/Corbis, Sting/Compaq, Garnet Hill among others, transformed OgilvyInteractive’s digital competencies to serve IBM, American Express, etc., built Local Matters into a local search leader, created DailyMakeover’s technology breakthrough in facial recognition “try-on” technology. Most recently, Jeannette built a pilot new product AARP called LifeReimagined, and is currently working on a stealth new line of business for Holiday Retirement called Milo. She is focused on delivering product experiences that help people managing life transitions.
All of her product and business innovations required leadership, strategic thinking, excellence in communication and implementation expertise that spans from boardroom to development floor, with a keen understanding of what end users want and desire. Leading teams through unchartered territory with calm confidence and good humor is what Jeannette delivers on.
Flavio founded is the Founder at 10012, a NYC-based digital innovation firm that aligns marketing and product and keeps them in lockstop at the speed of agile. As the leader of 10012, Flavio extended Nike’s indoor soccer shoe launch into four international markets; increased viewership and online engagement for Bravo TV (Project Runway) and HBO (Sleeper Cell, Elizabeth I); heightened awareness of Chase Bank in Spanish-speaking markets; and collaborated with AARP on special projects and innovation for 14 years, during which his team built the largest archive of civil rights stories in the world, now housed at the Library of Congress. Currently, Flavio is employing his team at 10012 to execute the product and marketing strategy for Milo, a stealth new line of business for Holiday Retirement. Flavio is also the founder/CEO of Rangri.com.br, a Brazil-based for-profit food ordering platform with a social mission at its core: Order food, end hunger.
Presentation Title: How to Stack the Odds in your Favor when Building Digital Products
Cullen Hayashida, Ph.D. is the founder and former director of the Kupuna (Elder) Education Center at Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC), Hawaii‘s only gerontology center at the community college level. He presently serves as a program advisor to develop St. Francis Healthcare System’s conversion from an acute care hospital to an multi-purpose eldercare center known as the Kupuna Village. Within that context, he is developing a 3-year Active Aging initiative to increase community awareness via a television program, to create an road map for pre-retirees and active retirees with an Active Aging Information and Assistance Directory and by offering Transition into Purposeful Aging courses in 2017. Hayashida is also the Senior Advisor to Kupuna Monitoring Systems, one of Hawaii’s largest medical alert and home telehealth companies servicing over 1500 elders a day. Internationally, he has been an Founding Board member of Active Aging Consortium Asia Pacific since 2002.
Barbara McAfee is a voice coach, author, keynote speaker, and singer/songwriter who uses music to awaken the human spirit. Her book, Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence, guides people to find their voice, whatever that means to them. It was a #1 Amazon bestseller in business communications.
A dynamic speaker, Barbara presents wise and useful material using an irresistible blend of smart songs, witty humor, and engaging stories. Her friend Parker Palmer calls her “a one-woman burning man festival.”
She is founder of The Morning Star Singers, a ten-year-old volunteer choir that sings for people facing health challenges. Barbara also leads oral tradition community singing for groups of all kinds.
Barbara has released seven CDs of her music and lives across the street from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Learn more – and watch Barbara’s TEDx talks and music videos – here: www.barbaramcafee.com.
Christopher MacLellan is affectionately known as “The Bow Tie Guy” in the vast network of family caregivers. Chris started a caregiving blog entitled, “The Purple Jacket” after his partner’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer in 2011 and continues to be an advocate for caregivers through his blog and “Healing Ties” podcast on The Whole Care Network. The story of Chris MacLellan and his partner, Richard Schiffer was chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated story “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey” about their journey of caregiving. The story told of the challenges that LGBT caregivers have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy that Richard’s last years had on their relationship. Chris’ book, “What’s the Deal with Caregiving” provides timely caregiving tips, regardless of sexual orientation, family situation or age. Chris’ Master's Degree thesis entitled, “Spiral of Silence: Caregiving, Stress, and its Impact in the Workplace” was accepted by the faculty at Gonzaga University, where Chris earned a Master’s degree in Leadership and Communication in 2016. Chris presents frequently on topics that impact family caregivers and founded The Whole Care Network in 2016.
Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging and President of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in aging who partner with communities to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.
His book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aginghas been endorsed by AARP, is a 2014 Living Now Book Award Gold Medal Winner and was a 2014 Top Pick in MOREmagazine. He is a regular contributor to national outlets such as the US News Report and Huffington Post, and featured on ABC, Fox News, CBS, BBC among others. He was also an expert contributor to the recently published 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80.
Dr. Landry was a flight surgeon in the Air Force for more than 22 years keeping pilots and other aircrew healthy and performing at their best. One of his charges was world famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager. Dr. Landry retired as a highly decorated full colonel and chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in Washington, DC after duty on five continents and being medically involved in a number of significant world events including: Vietnam, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks, the first seven Shuttle launches and the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific. For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and author.
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Andrea Gallagher is President of Senior Concerns. She is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Founder of Rethinking Your Future™ and The Cards I’ve Been Dealt. Andrea served as past President of Life Planning Network; a national community of professionals from diverse fields who support individuals to successfully plan for and navigate the second half of life. She served as Life Transitions Chair of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth International Conference on Positive Aging. Andrea is co-leader of the Conejo Senior Resource Network, part of the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce. She is the creator of the distinguished speakers series Boomer Bootcamp. Andrea is one of the editors and a chapter contributor to LIVE SMART AFTER 50! An Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times (Cypress House, January 2013) and the author of The Other Side of Fifty, a bi-monthly newspaper column. Andrea is a national speaker on topics related to life planning, positive aging and Boomer transitions.
Margie van Zyl Chapman holds a BSocSc (Hons) cum laude from the University of Natal and an MA (Social Science) from Unisa. A social worker by profession, Margie has worked for many years in the field of ageing, with a particular interest in long-term care, leadership training and partnership development. She is passionate about networking, helping organisations to share their stories, and partnership development for the greater good. Before joining GERATEC as Director of Strategic Partnerships in March 2011, she was the CEO of Padca (Pietermaritzburg and District Council for the Care of the Aged) in Pietermaritzburg, where she led the organisation for 15 years. Margie has also worked for The Association for the Aged in Durban, the Human Sciences Research Council in their Centre for Gerontological Research in Pretoria, as well as the School of Business Leadership at Unisa.
She served on the executive of Saaha (South African Association of Homes for the Aged) for ten years and was their national president for four years. She has been a member of many national working groups contributing to the development of policies and legislation in South Africa.
She currently serves as immediate past Chair on the IAHSA Board of Directors (International Association of Homes & Services for Ageing) and is the Founding Chairperson of the South African Care Forum. She is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of CommonAge. Margie has been a speaker at many international conferences around the world.
Presentation Title: Connecting for the Greater Good
Dr. Radha Murthy is a brilliant academician with over 27 years of medical experience. She is an eminent doctor who believes in humane and personalised care for her patients.
Her vision and zeal led to the formation of the Nightingales Home Health Services and the Nightingales Medical Trust – two prominent healthcare organisations in Bangalore. She spends time with her patients, showing concern, listening to and sharing their emotions and burdens. Her service to the society is well known.
Kay Van Norman, founder and president of Brilliant Aging is an internationally known author, speaker, and wellness consultant. She directed the Keiser Institute on Aging for 3 years, and serves on both the International Council on Active Aging and American Senior Fitness Association boards.
Kay is an early pioneer and thought leader in senior wellness whose work over the past 25 years has substantially shaped the international active aging movement and Whole Person Wellness approaches in senior housing. She’s written two books, several chapters, and scores of journal articles on aging well and her wellness resources won a Best Practices Award from the National Council on Aging. Her international influence includes keynote speeches around the world, a Chinese translation of her book Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, and co-writing a chapter for the World Economic Forum book, Global Ageing – Peril or Promise.
Kay recently created the Brilliant Aging® Content License providing one-source access to leading edge on-line content designed to help companies strengthen their healthy aging brand identity and build relationships with consumers. Kay lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband and four horses and is delighted that their two adult sons and their families also live in the area!
Lois Swope is a patient/family advocate. She was a participant with the PXPF (Patient Experience Policy Forum) inaugural event held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in September, 2017. The goal of PXPF is to help healthcare systems create more compassionate humane services to patients and their families.
She was a keynote for Creative Health Care Managements International Symposium in 2017, sharing her families story to a worldwide audience of healthcare providers.
Lois is a volunteer with We Can Ride, Inc, a therapeutic riding program for people living with a disability. But most important of all, she is the proud mother of Karly Wahlin, who lived for 27 years with Rett Syndrome. Her daughters life, music and wisdom have changed many people's lives, worldwide.
Padmanabha Vyasmooty is a retired librarian who turned to IT in his retirement years and recognized a significant need to curate information and resources to support senior citizens in India. He created a series of websites, blogs and resources and now serves thousands of seniors throughout India. He is a great example of encore entrepreneurship and one man making a difference.
Denise Brown is the owner and founder of CareGiving.com, which she launched in 1996 as a forum designed to offer support to family caregivers. Her goal 21 years ago when she started it was to provide a necessary resource that was often lacking: offer, as we at Age Without Borders try to do, practical, empathetic encouragement and advice for caregivers.
As NextAvenue.org said in naming her an Influencer of Aging in 2017, the site has stayed true to its original mission – and now offers even more, self-care plans, chats, art shows and including one of the largest online libraries of caregiving stories. In 2016, Denise produced the first National Caregiving Conference – the second just concluded in Chicago -- and a new consultant training program..Her insights into caregiving have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, US News & World Report, USA Today, and Time magazine. She is the author 8 books, including "Your Caregiving Lists of Courage, Hope and Resilience " and "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers. In addition, she has personal experience. She currently helps her parents and her aunt
Amy D'Aprix, or "Dr. Amy" as she is affectionately called, provides caregivers with expert information and support to help them deal with the emotional and family issues that are a common part of caregiving.
Amy is an inspiring speaker, coach, author, and expert on aging, retirement, and caregiving. She began working with seniors and their families more than 30 years ago and was a caregiver to her parents for 10 years.
Carol Levine directs the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund in New York City,, which is focused transitions in health care and on integrating and supporting the work of family caregivers who do the build of care at home an increasingly in hospitals. You can look it up at (www.nextstepincare.org).
She has had an extraordinary and multi-faceted career. Before joining the Fund in 1996, she directed the Citizens Commission on AIDS in New York City from 1987 to 1991, and The Orphan Project, which she founded, from 1991 to 1996. She has also served as senior staff associate of The Hastings Center, where she edited the Hastings Center Report.
She has written and edited several books related to caregiving. Among them, there’s Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving and Planning for Long-Term Care for Dummies, both published in 2014.
Her devotion to the work of caregiving has earned her many awards, including from a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for her work in AIDS policy and ethics. She has been named a Purpose Prize fellow and was also named one of the Top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging" by Next Avenue, the digital publication dedicated to covering issues for people 50 and older.
Prof. Teresa Tsien is a Professor of Practice of the Department of Applied Social Sciences and a Professional Consultant of the Institute of Active Ageing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also a part-time visiting professor for the MSc in Clinical Gerontology program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Teresa specializes in aging studies and research, especially in dementia care, carer support, lifelong learning and active ageing. Teresa sits on various government boards advising the Hong Kong government on aging policy and services. She is also the Founding President of WINGS (Women Initiative for Ageing Successfully) HK, the vice-chairman of Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, Hon. Treasurer of the Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association, committee member of the Age-friendly community Project of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Tsimshatsui Kaifong Welfare Association and the Cheung Muk Tau Holiday Centre for the Elderly, Helping Hand.
Rabbi Richard F Address, D. Min is founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging®, LLC, the web site jewishsacredaging.com and hosts the weekly Internet radio show and pod cast: Jewish Sacred Aging Radio. In this capacity, he consults with congregations and organizations, families, and individuals, on the impact of the longevity revolution and the challenges and opportunities that speak to the spiritual issues associated with aging.
He served for over 3 decades on staff of Union for Reform Judaism as Regional Director and as Founder of the Department of Jewish Family Concerns. In addition, he has some 25 years of experience serving congregations in California and New Jersey. He has edited and authored numerous books, articles and has served as visiting faculty for Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. He also serves as co-chair for Jewish Advisory Group for Samaritan Health Care of New Jersey's Jewish Hospice program, Jewish advisory group to Alzheimer's Association for Delaware Valley and co-chairs the Working Group on Spirituality and Diversity for C-TAC (The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care). He can be reached through the web site (jewishsacredaging.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Goldman is an award-winning independent public radio producer and reporter, formerly on the staff of National Public Radio. She is the author of several books, including Who Am I Now That I’m Not Who I Was - Conversations with Women in Mid-life and Beyond; The Gifts of Caregiving, Stories of Hardship, Hope and Healing and her most recent book, the just released , Wisdom From Those in Care.
She is a recipient of the Senior Award from the American Society on Aging and lives near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. I want to say, before we begin, that this is a beautiful and invaluable book. Connie Corley has said, in fact, that “No other book has so richly revealed the reflections of people who have navigated the terrain of illness or disability, learning how to accept help and ultimately partner with helpers to grow together."
David “Lucky” Goff is a psychologist and writer who has taught at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and assists organizations in their quests to create and sustain genuine community. He is a pioneer in the research of the "psychological sense of community" and the conditions that facilitate collective consciousness. He is here with us today to share his remarkable story and his profound insights as a career for the last 14 years.
In 2003 David had a brain aneurism. As a result of his stroke, and the onset of a rare brain syndrome, he nearly died and ended up permanently disabled. This experience had a transformational effect on David, which made him “Lucky,” and he says cued him into how radically connected all things are. This broader awareness now informs his approach toward what it means to be human. He maintains a psychotherapy practice specializing in psycho-spiritual development and co-hosts the Elder Culture Radio on KOWS, a community-based low-power fm radio station in northern California, where he lives. It can be found online at elderculture.com
Dr. James Rouse is a Professional Ruckus Maker in business and in life. He lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies where he practices High Performance Living, Giving and Growing alongside his wife Debra and their 2 daughters. Dr. James is on a mission. To inspire individuals from around the planet to disrupt mediocrity - in their business and in their lives!
Dr. James has written 11 books and has shared the stage with notables such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Sir Richard Branson, Shaquille O’Neil, Robin Sharma, Diana Nyad, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Michael Beckwith.
He has worked with the NFL, the NBA, MLB, Google, Whole Foods, Tegna Media and other High Performing organizations from around the globe.