September SESHRM Chapter Meeting
The Longevity Revolution…Challenges and Potential of an Aging Society
Presented by G. Richard Ambrosius
For the first time in US history, the majority of adults are now over 50 and in search of purpose in life’s next chapter. This session will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to capitalize on the benefits of an aging workforce, battle ageism within their organizations, promote optimal aging within their workforce and battle aging stereotypes and self-fulfilling prophecies of aging that can negatively impact the health and well-being of both current and future workers.
G. Richard Ambrosius is an evangelist for positive aging, marketing strategist, storyteller and motivator with over 38 years’ experience in the fields of aging service delivery, senior living, customer service and marketing. He is the Founder and Principal of Positive Aging® LLC.
His previous positions include VP or Outreach and Business Development for start-up brain fitness company, NeoCORTA, two national senior living development and management companies, Founder and CEO of Phoenix Systems Inc., Executive Director of the NW Iowa Area Agency on Aging, and chair of the Rebranding Aging Task Force for the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) that helped launch their Changing the Way We Age Campaign.
In 1980, President Reagan appointed Dick as the youngest member of the National Advisory Committee to the 1981 White House Conference on Aging where he delivered a keynote address on rural aging. He has delivered paid presentations in 49 states and consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, corporations, nonprofits, associations and government agencies. In 1997, he was selected “South Dakota’s Entrepreneur of the Year” by Entrepreneur Magazine. He holds both BA and MA degrees in Political Science and is a decorated Viet Nam veteran.