2016 Aging Better Together: Featured Speakers

Keynote/Featured Speakers

ChuckCharles Durrett, Conference Chair – The Power of Community
Charles Durrett, Architect & Principle at The Cohousing Company/ McCamant & Durrett Architects, is best known as the father of Cohousing in the U.S. He and his wife Katie McCamant coined the word “cohousing” for which they are credited in the Oxford English Dictionary. Charles recently authored, Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent Living-The Handbook. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Architecture, and a wide variety of other publications. Charles is leading a culture change in America!


RichardRichard Leider – The Power of Purpose
Richard Leider, founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company, is one of America’s preeminent executive-life coaches. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected executive coaches, and by the Conference Board as a “legend in coaching” for his work helping leaders discover the power of purpose. Richard is the man behind AARP’s LIFE REIMAGINED. His PBS special - THE POWER OF PURPOSE was released December 2015 in 347 cities.


RonRon Pevny – The Power of Conscious Aging
Ron Pevny, M.A, founder of The Center for Conscious Eldering, serves people in or approaching their senior years who recognize that their contributions in the elder third of life are the result of conscious decisions and preparation. Ron and his colleagues at the Center for Conscious Eldering share a deep commitment to supporting the development of conscious elders in a world urgently in need of elder wisdom and gifts. Ron brings to his work a wealth of experience, knowledge, processes and practices.


You will discover the power of aging in community from cohousing leaders and professionals, aging and care experts, leaders in conscious eldering, lenders and policy makers who understand that successful aging is as much about purposeful living and caring about the wellbeing of your neighbors as it is about beautiful architecture, universal design and sustainability.

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