Senior Citizen Day is celebrated in the U.S. on Aug. 21.
We’re all getting older; but we’re working, playing and living longer as well!
Does your organization work with Senior Citizens through medicare, health care, insurance, meals on wheels, healthy living and lifestyles? Would you like to know more about what issues engage senior citizens? Would you like to increase sales to the growing global baby boomer market? Here are some speakers who know that market well and can motivate your company and help your bottom line.
Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of sixteen books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind, Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society, Age Power: How the 21st Century Will be Ruled by the New Old, The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life, Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent and a children’s book, Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings. His most recent book is A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success. In 2007, he had his debut as a documentary filmmaker and host with the highly rated/acclaimed PBS special The Boomer Century: 1946-2046.
Through highly acclaimed presentations, breakthrough research and consulting initiatives, and his leadership within both the social science and business communities, Ken Dychtwald has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new, vital and meaningful role for life’s second half.
Kay Frances’ funny motivational presentations will leave your audience energized and excited to take on their challenges with a renewed vigor. This speaker has the experience, the expertise and the passion to deliver every time!
Kay Frances was her mother’s caregiver for 7 years and has a deep appreciation for the people that work in the aging field. She never hesitates to let them know how valuable their services are.
With her energetic, upbeat presentations, attendees laugh while they learn without straining their brains.
Kay’s presentation also addresses:
- Dealing with difficult people
- The importance of life balance
- Embracing change
- Being more resilient in the face of adversity
- Learning to simply “let it go!”
Kay will help your people have greater success in work and life with usable information they can implement immediately. Kay has the expertise and passion for her material to truly deliver. Not only that, she will show your people the time of their lives and an experience they will never forget! She is never far from her roots as a professional standup comedian and people will laugh while they learn without straining their brains. And, she will take the time to understand YOUR group and what your people need.
Anthony Cirillo is an aging and caregiving expert. He is a speaker, consultant and author of the book Who Moved My Dentures. His company offers patient experience management, strategic marketing, and international health care consulting. He is focusing on assisting health care organizations to become dementia friendly.
As an experienced thought leader in healthcare, he knows how to navigate the industry. And as someone who spends thousands of hours a year with seniors and caregivers, he understands the aging consumer’s perspective and needs.
Anthony is the Senior Care expert for Verywell.com–an About.com company–and a member of the board of CCAL, the Consumer Consortium for Person-Centered Living, as well as a member and co-chair for The Dementia Action Alliance. He is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors.
Anthony fell into this mission of advocacy for elders when he started performing in nursing homes. A gifted singer-performer, he has been to Nashville to record and has sung around the country. He uses his performing gifts in his keynote speeches and press engagements.
Anthony brightens the lives and promotes the quality of life and the dignity of caregivers and seniors. And he is a conduit that helps businesses reach and connect to boomer and senior audiences.
Dan Veto is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on the changing nature of life after 50, particularly regarding the boomer generation’s unprecedented relationship to retirement. His dynamic presentation style consistently receives high praise, and his unparalleled insight into the real-life challenges and triumphs of aging and retirement is frequently featured in the media.
Over the next decade, leading industries, companies, governments, and major institutions will be challenged to transform their strategies, marketing, branding, distribution, product development, and workforce management to fully prepare for and capitalize on key trends created by a rapidly aging population. Dan Veto has provided the nation’s leading corporations with highly effective, customizable services and products that help them position and prepare for the new mature marketplace.
Joseph Coughlin teaches policy and systems innovation at MIT and is author of the on-line publication Disruptive Demographics. He is one of Fast Company Magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of “12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and how we will all live, work and play tomorrow.” Dr. Coughlin has an eminently practical approach that pursues “use-inspired” basic research and focuses on developing new business and policy strategies that respond to the demands of today’s and tomorrow’s older adults – a huge and fast expanding market demanding innovations for enhanced quality of life in all areas.
Valerie Ramsey is a popular speaker on the national and international circuit, a role she never would have imagined for herself years ago. However, as her life progressed from wife and mother in her twenties and thirties, to the corporate world in her fifties, to modeling in her sixties, (while still maintaining her position as public relations/media manager for Pebble Beach Resorts), and finally to authoring two books in her sixties and early seventies, she found herself to be increasingly in demand as a speaker.
Every time Valerie was interviewed for a television show or for a magazine or newspaper, she was invariably asked, “How did you get to this point in your life?” and the answer was that ever since she had been a little girl, she had looked forward to discovering “What’s Next.” It had become the blue print for the way her life evolved. Furthermore, she quickly discovered that people everywhere were asking themselves the same questions, and she found them looking to her for answers! Here was someone who had walked in their footsteps, had reached a transitional point in her life, and had figured out how to have a new chapter, a new beginning. How did she do it?
Barbara Hannah Grufferman, a recognized expert on positive aging, is the author of The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More, a best-selling resource book which addresses the concerns of women over fifty with the wisdom of top experts in different fields, including Diane von Furstenberg, Frederic Fekkai, Dr. Patricia Wexler, and many others. She writes the popular weekly front-page “Life After 50” column for Huffington Post, a weekly column on AARP, and is Positive Living Expert for GLOW Beauty Magazine.