The Evolving Nature of Senior Living

Posted by Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance on October 23, 2017

Dr. Bill Thomas, physician, author, health care system innovator speaking on the changing future of senior living and senior communities.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
8:30 am – 11:30 am

2301 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19103


Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Thomas, is challenging how Americans think of aging, the models we have for senior housing, and how connectedness can overcome the loneliness that often plagues the lives of the elderly. Provider Magazine has called Dr. Thomas’ Green House Project the “pinnacle” of the culture change movement in senior housing and the Wall Street Journal has called him one of the nation’s “top ten innovators” changing the future of retirement.

He will be followed by a panel of experts:

  • Susan Brecht, Principal, Brecht Associates, discussing the changing market for senior housing;
  • Rita Landgraf, Director, University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities and Delaware Health Secretary discussing an intergenerational housing model;
  • Jonathan Grant, Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Region, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, adding their perspective as the largest nonprofit owner, operator and developer of continuing care retirement communities in the US;
  • Rodney Harrell, PhD., Director of Livability Thought Leadership for AARP, discussing their age-friendly/livable communities for all ages initiative

This event has been approved for 1 hour of CM credits by the APA.

For more info, please visit our registration page.

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