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A Virtual summit: Celebrating 20 Years of
Innovation in Retirement Organizations

September 22, 2022

The AROHE Virtual Summit 2022 featured an engaging fireside chat, led by Paul Irving, senior fellow at the Milken Institute, founding chair of its Center for the Future of Aging, and distinguished scholar-in-residence at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and moderated by Helen Dennis, nationally recognized columnist, author, and speaker on issues of aging and the new retirement.

Both Mr. Irving and Ms. Dennis are highly respected experts in the field of positive aging and have been recognized for their innovative leadership and contributions. They discussed the upside of aging, purpose, and possibilities as we age, ideas for dispelling ageism, the merits of intergenerational engagement, and more.

AROHE members, view the Fireside Chat recording on our Past Webinars webpage.

Paul Irving is a senior fellow and past president at the Milken Institute and founding chair of its Center for the Future of Aging. He is a distinguished scholar-in-residence at the University Of Southern California Leonard Davis School Of Gerontology, a member of the National Academy of Medicine Global Commission for Healthy Longevity, and chair emeritus at, where he has worked to bring different generations together for the common good. He previously served on the Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Health and Housing Task Force and was a participant in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. He is the author/editor of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” and the author of multiple reports/articles on the value of older adults’ experience and wisdom.

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Helen Dennis is one of the nation's foremost experts on preparing for the non-financial aspects of retirement. Named one of the Top 50 Influencers in the field of Aging by Next Avenue, Ms. Dennis is part of an elite group of advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older. She is the co-founder of Project Renewment, a movement of career women defining their next chapters in life” and co-author of The Los Angeles Times Bestseller, “Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women.” She has written more than 1,000 Successful Aging column articles for the Southern California News Group. The column reaches more than 1.2 million readers weekly. See Helen's recommended reading list.

Read more about Ms. Dennis

Virtual Summit Planning Committee

AROHE would like to thank the volunteers who have served on the 2022 Summit and 20th Anniversary Celebration planning committee.

The committee worked very hard for several months to plan the program, create videos, send publicity announcements, and prepare for the technical components of a virtual event.

Joyce Tenney, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; co-chair

Carol Pope, Kennesaw State University

Elaine Fox, UCLA

Sue Barnes, UCLA, co-chair

Janette Brown, USC, co-chair

Emil Nguyen, UC Irvine

Sooz Klinkhamer, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Bill Verdini, Arizona State University

Gray Crouse, Emory University

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