Aging in American Conference Wrap-Up

Nancy MartensThis years’ Aging in America national annual conference held by the American Society on Aging was another stellar opportunity to connect with the nations’ top thinkers and advocates for aging Americans.

What happened?

Five days of general sessions that included topics:

  • Mysteries of Population Aging
  • Aging and  Disability: The Alliance of the Future
  • Transforming Retirement: Timing, Funding, Roles, Challenges/Opportunities and A New Purpose
  • Leadership for Global Population Aging

Distinguished speakers included industry thought  leaders such the Assistant Secretary for Aging, Kathy Greenlee and Dr. Laura Carstensen, from the Stanford University Center on Longevity, Author and CEO of Age Wave, Ken Dychtwald, and Dr. John Beard, Director, Department of Aging and Life Course, World Health Organization.

And…me, I had the privilege to present my topic, Wellness, Wealth, and Wills: A Comprehensive Approach to Serving Seniors.

Aging Trends

Professionals and organizations dedicated to serving and advocating for seniors gathered to share ideas and become inspired as we rev up to care for the growing ranks of long-lived men and women. We discussed how to develop solutions and new models of care for the lifestyles of our newest and fastest growing age bracket. Myriad perspectives were considered:

  1. health
  2. lifestyle
  3. global significance
  4. legacy, and the list goes on.

This was my second Aging in America conference and I have again returned home inspired, full of new ideas and renewed energy to serve out Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers across the continuum.