Wendi Burkardt is the CEO and co-founder for Silvernest (www.silvernest.com), an online home sharing service for the 50+ crowd that is redefining the meaning of “roommates.” Silvernest uses the power of technology to tap into the sharing economy and offer an “aging in place” alternative – so older homeowners can stay in the home they love longer and renters can more easily find a home to love as they age. Wendy is going to be talking to us about a term called Gerontechnology.
Nicole Rennie is regarded as an expert in the realm of older adult fitness and has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and is a Geriatric Certified Specialist in physical therapy.
Board-certified general surgeon Bardia Anvar, M.D. is founder and president of Skilled Wound Care in West Los Angeles. Through his leadership, Skilled Wound Care has grown from a small practice to the nation’s leading wound care group servicing nursing homes throughout the U.S. His expertise includes Medicare compliance, wound dressing selection, chronic wound care, remote electronic medical recording, and delivery of mobile health care services.
Denette Mann is a licensed professional counselor based in Dallas who integrates mindfulness into her counseling practice. This is reflected in the name of her website: LivingBetterWithMindfulness.com. Her belief is that mindfulness can help baby boomers with stage of life issues which Denette will tell us more about.
Bruce Graf is going to expand our knowledge on the growth and popularity of Aging-in-Place. Bruce is a third generation contractor and is certified by NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling industry and is a National Association of Homebuilders Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. He and his team work on a variety of home remodeling projects.
Robert Hall is a noted author, consultant and speaker on relationships. His book is This Land of Strangers: The Relationship Crisis that Imperils Home, Work, Politics and Faith. As co-founder and CEO of an international relationship management firm, he consulted for over 20 years with major corporations on customer and employee relationships. Ernst and Young named him a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year. He has authored more than 100 published columns, articles, and research studies on the topic of relationships. Robert helps us connect-the-dots on the larger narrative around our society-wide relationship crisis. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.