I have set 3 goals for this website:
1. Make it Relevant
2. Make it Simple/Intuitive (time-saving)
3. Make it Quality (deserving of your attention)
To help me achieve these goals I’ve asked the following individuals, who I know to be the top in their fields, to provide feedback and guidance on content development—they all have graciously agreed (see their websites for contact info and speaking to your group).
Creator of Aging In Place: Patrick Roden
Patrick spent the first years of his life crawling around the floors of a nursing home where his grandmother was head nurse. He feels this experience imprinted him and influenced his life’s work. It was his “chance meeting” with 85 year old marathon participant, Mavis Lindgren in 1992 that set Patrick on his current path. Acting as Mrs. Lindgren’s med escort for 5 marathons changed his view of what is possible in old age.
Patrick’s nursing career spanned over two decades and included ICU, CCU, Trauma, Inner-city Public Health, YMCA Cardiac Therapy Volunteer, and post-surgical recovery. In 2010 he was awarded The Lloydena Grimes Award for Excellence in Nursing from Linfield College School of Nursing (1st male ever to be awarded). He holds a PhD in Social Gerontology, Fielding Creativity Longevity & Wisdom Fellow, is a member of Kappa Delta PI: International Honor Society in Education, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses Beta Psi chapter (2015), Human and Organization Development Scholarship recipient in recognition of scholarly contribution; presented by the Dean of HOD, Charles McClintock, PhD and Director, Institute for Social Innovation, Katrina Rogers, PhD (06’).
Professional organizations include; The Oregon Nurse’s Association, Oregon Gerontological Association, American Society on Aging, National Aging in Place Council, and he is a Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS).
Professional interests: Creativity and aging, aging in place, the aging brain, the aesthetic experience. He is a contributing blogger for boomer-livingPlus.com and The Mature Market Experts, and is the creative force behind aginginplace.com.
Motto: Eat < Move + Purpose + Education x Community = Longevity
Gerontology: Harry (Rick) Moody, Ph.D
Recently retired as Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for AARP in Washington, DC. He is currently Visiting Professor at Tohoku University in Japan, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Moody previously served as Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College and Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar). Dr. Moody is the author of over 100 scholarly articles, as well as a number of books including: Abundance of Life: Human Development Policies for an Aging Society, Ethics in an Aging Society and Aging: Concepts and Controversies, a gerontology textbook now in its 7th edition. His most recent book, The Five Stages of the Soul, was published by Doubleday Anchor Books and has been translated into seven languages worldwide.
Dr. Moody has been instrumental in the development and update of the Certified Senior Advisor course and curriculum. He has worked with the Society of Certified Senior Advisors since its inception to create the CSA Textbook, Working with seniors: Health, Financial and Social Issues and has been a long-standing consultant and advocate for SCSA.
A graduate of Yale (1967) and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University (1973), Dr. Moody taught philosophy at Columbia, Hunter College, New York University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. From 1999 to 2001 he served as National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Faith in Action and, from 1992 to 1999, was Executive Director of the Brookdale Center at Hunter College. Before coming to Hunter, he served as Administrator of Continuing Education Programs for the Citicorp Foundation and later as Co-Director of the National Aging Policy Center of the National Council on Aging in Washington, DC.
Harry Moody is known nationally for his work in older adult education and recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel. He has also been active in the field of biomedical ethics and holds appointment as an Adjunct Associate of the Hastings Center.
In recent years he has been an invited speaker at Yale, Stanford, Notre Dame, Brown, the University of Yokohama, and the Chattauqua Institution. He has frequently been interviewed on TV and radio about Elderhostel and personal growth in the second half of life.
Video: Keynote for OGA
Aging in Place Technology: Laurie Orlov
Laurie Orlov is the Founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, a market research firm that provides thought leadership, analysis, and guidance about technologies and related services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice.
In her previous career, Laurie spent more than 30 years in the technology industry, including 24 years in IT and 9 years as a leading industry analyst at Forrester Research. While there, she was often the first in the industry to identify technology trends and management strategies which have survived the test of time. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors.
She has been featured on Caring.com, MatureMarkets, SilverPlanet, Mobile Health News, and her blog entries are widely syndicated. She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market. Her segmentation of this emerging technology market and trends commentary have been presented in the Journal of Geriatric Care Management.
Her perspectives have been quoted in Business Week, Forbes, Kiplinger, the Toronto Star, and the New York Times. She has been profiled in the New York Times and the Huffington Post. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester.
Laurie has consulted to AARP and has served as a participating expert on the Think Tank for The Philips Center for Health and Well-Being. Clients have included AARP, Microsoft, Novartis, J&J, United Heathcare, Yahoo! and Philips. She was one of the judges for the CES Innovations Awards 2014 and has been on the advisory board of Age Power.
She is frequently quoted in CNN, Yahoo! Finance, Kiplinger, The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, and USA Today. Laurie is profiled in Business Week’s Launching Startups, Huffington Post, and The NY Times.
The Built Environment: Louis Tenenbaum
Louis Tenenbaum is the nation’s top visionary on aging in place. He had no idea that a 1988 remodeling project helping a young paraplegic be independent in the bathroom would chart the direction of his life and career. When he focused his remodeling company on aging in place in the early 90’s he was surprised that in home supports are not delivered through an organized system, pushing him to study aging, housing and care systems, transportation and long-term care and health costs. He never imagined hearing Betty Friedan talk about her 1993 book The Fountain of Age would invigorate him with the politics of aging.
Lessons like those, coupled with 20 years’ experience working with families and individuals, designers and developers, geriatric care managers, occupational therapists, product manufacturers, community leaders and advocates informed his white paper, Aging in Place 2.0: Rethinking Solutions to the Home Care Challenge published by the MetLife Mature Marketing Institute.
Tenenbaum’s practical vision is vital communities whose commitment to dignity and respect for older citizens results in healthy local economies. Louis’s cross-disciplinary experience lead him to embrace a systems approach to community services development. Through coordination and partnership among in-home providers, health systems, government, not for profits, technology and business the related goals of healthy, happy citizens in the homes of their choice, robust communities and strong business environments are reached.
Now Tenenbaum, founder of the Aging in Place Institute, is a leading authority on aging in place – the idea that our homes are the most desirable and economical place for housing and care. Tenenbaum is an enthusiastic speaker whose passion is evident and contagious. He works with communities, not for profits, business and foundations as well as families and individuals on home and community design, innovative business models for aging in place, marketing to older consumers and better ways to educate and motivate consumers and communities to act responsibly on their own behalf.
Louis, who has two young adult children, lives in the Washington, DC suburbs. He is a biker, white water kayaker, skier and has practiced yoga for more than 30 years. Louis enjoys many giving and spiritual communities. He loves the irony of waking up stiff and sore every morning while feeling vibrant every day.
Universal Design: Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, consultant, writer, and publisher who walks her talk. On June 13, 1998 Rossetti’s life was transformed when a 3 1/2 ton tree came crushing down on her. Her life was changed in that instant! Paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rossetti looked deep within herself and found new strength and new resolve. In her keynote speeches, she shares the lessons she has learned since that fateful day, and demonstrates how to rise above misfortune and live life with conviction.
Rossetti is the president of Rossetti Enterprises Inc., founded in 1997, and Fortuna Press LLC, founded in 2003. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, and served on the board of directors for the NSA Ohio Chapter from 1998-2003.
Rossetti and her husband, Mark Leder, are on a personal mission to increase the awareness and discussion of the home of the future. They built a national demonstration home and garden in Columbus, Ohio, the Universal Design Living Laboratory www.UDLL.com. This home is the highest rated universal design home in North America earning three national certifications. It also received a Gold rating from the National Association of Home Builders for the green building features. Rossetti brings the discussion about marrying universal design, green building, healthy home, and technology to the forefront. This home serves as their residence, but also is being used to inspire residential and commercial builders, architects, landscape architects, designers, interior designers, manufacturer’s representatives/distributors, and home buyers. The 3,500 square foot ranch-style home incorporates the finest craftsmanship and state-of-the-art products and services.
See Dr Rossetti: Recording October 14, 2015 about the UDLL universal design features
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
Wanda E. Gozdz, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, CAPS, ASID Allied (License Numbers: IDCEC-1200001540 / CILB#0005946) is President and Founder of Golden Age Living, LLC. After 30 years as a business owner in the information technology field specializing in organization, she recognized the opportunity to apply her skills to another field when she downsized from a house and moved into a condominium. As a baby boomer herself, she realized that there would be millions of other retirees following the same steps who would benefit from her organizational and professional skills. Ms. Gozdz is a Residential Interior Designer, Instructor for the National Association of Home Builders, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, LifeDocuments™ Organizer and a Law Librarian. Wanda served on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAID). She is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), American Society of Interior Designers- South Florida Chapter (FASID) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
She received the Small Business Woman of the Year Award in 1999 from at the Republican Women Leaders Forum and has been politically involved in Women Impacting Public Policy, a national and statewide organization that follows legislation effecting women business owners. Gozdz volunteers at Habitat for Humanity with “Women Build”- women building housing for the underprivileged.
Gozdz was nominated by Women in E-Commerce and received the “Golden Mouse Award 2013” for digital devices in 2013. Golden Age Living and Karen Kane Interiors were awardees of the 2013 Laurel Award, presented by the Treasure Coast Builder’s Association for their project “Hibiscus by the Sea”, for residential construction less than 10,000 sq. ft.
Her Website: GoldenAgeLiving.com