My 50 Aging Influencers 2018

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“I came to make a difference.”

~Lawton Chiles

At the end of each year I like to share with my network 50 Influencers in the field of AGING you may have never heard of. It’s a reminder of all the talented, creative, and dedicated people working to make the experience of aging more rewarding for all of us. I’m painfully aware of the many who don’t get listed and I hope you will contact me and let me know about your contribution to the field.

Here is the second 25 and there is no particular order of importance or ranking, just a shout out to give thanks for the work you do and the people you influence (like me).

What you do matters…

Patrick J Roden


 2018 Aging Influencers You May Never Have Heard of (Second 25)


  1. Midlife-Redefined

Debunking midlife crisis myth and related limiting beliefs! Empowering men to be vibrant, present and powerful in midlife! Midlife wellbeing midlife crisis

  1. Paul Falkowski, PhD

Gerontologist, author, speaker, educator, musician, Omaha, NE

Dr. Falkowski has a passion for life and living, he values owning our responsibility to others and having the courage to do the right thing. His vision is discovering volunteers as a work-ready resource to enhance the quality of life for people living and working in nursing homes.

Active Podcast check it out!

  1. The Universal Design Project

We envision a world where everyone has a functional and affordable place to live. But before that can happen, those places must be designed.

Virginia, USA

  1. Boomer Branding

Boomer Branding – Digital & Traditional Media Experts that target Baby Boomers. Widen your scope and grow your business! Toronto, Ontario

  1. Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE

TEDx International Speaker, Gerontologist, Writer, Seniors Care Leader, Health Care Consultant, Fundraiser & Adventurer


  1. Holly Lawrence

Writer. I look at aging, well-being & cities. Walkable communities advocate. Contributor, @PBS @NextAvenue. I love animals & nature.

  1. Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance

YHAA is a unified voice for older adults & caregivers in Yolo County, YHAA promotes the well-being of older adults through education, collaboration, and advocacy. Yolo County, CA

  1. Don Kuhl

Founded @ChangeCompanies. At 73, becoming an expert on aging. Author of Aging MWF blog: 3x/week, I share my blunders & observations on how to age with a smile. Carson City, NV

  1. Sandi Barrett

Autodidactic. Late boomer. I seek joy, purpose, kindness, interesting people and new ideas. Co-Founder of Oxygen Buzz, inspiring website for 50+ community.

Los Angeles, CA


Owner of geriatric care management company. Author of, Aging with Care: Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home.

  1. Karon Phillips

Public Health Gerontologist | Community Engagement Specialist | Scientific Review Officer Contractor | Storyteller | Educator | Batala Washington Drummer

  1. Anne Holmes

CEO for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.


  1. ThePurpleSherpa

The Purple Sherpa is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the caregiver of a loved one going through Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.

Atlanta, GA USA

  1. My house our house

Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household

Pittsburgh, PA

  1. SharingHousing

Housing costs. Social isolation. Shared housing is a sensible solution We advocate and educate.


  1. My Ageing Parent

Our FREE site is full of resources and the information you need about ageing parents and how to enhance their lives. Visit us today for great advice!

United Kingdom

  1. Margit Novack

Founder @MoveSolver @eSMMART@NASMM. Senior Moving Pioneer. Breast Cancer SURVIVOR, 7x @The3DayWalker/Volunteer. (Grand)Mother. Wife.

Philadelphia, PA

  1. Terri Anderson


Alzheimer’s Advocate & blogger who shares stories, tips & advice from my personal caregiving journey as a Dementia Caregiver for my mother Mary RIP 6/14/17

Arlington, VA

  1. Sue Thomas

Decorate4Senior Senior Living Decorating Expert, Speaker, Author REDESIGN FOR RETIREMENT LIVING Provide education & biz solutions 4 those caring 4 seniors in their HOME

  1. Emily A. Greenfield

Aging world Professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work who likes to share links to information about our aging world through social media.

New Brunswick, NJ

  1. Light Years Film

Light Years – 3 older adults sculpting their lives with creativity & reinvention. Dir. Claire Panke. Tax-deductible donations at …

New York, NY

47. Silver Muzzle Cottage

We’re on a mission to provide Senior, Disabled and Hospice dogs the chance to live out their remaining lives with love and dignity.

3785 Rice Rd NW Rapid City, MI 49676 SMC on Facebook

  1. Alz You Need

Helping caregivers connect with the latest Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving technology. Founded by a millennial caregiver.


  1. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s mission is to help senior dogs through foster, education, and rescue — because it’s never too late for a new beginning.

San Francisco, CA

  1. Alz Girl Lori

Director of Research Epigenetic DS Epigenetic Data Sciences and Senior Investigator for Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease research. Proud JHSPH alum Baltimore, MD


I encourage you to look into these individual’s work, and share. Thank you all for being a part of the solution!

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