Community Conversation: Making Greenwich A Community for All Ages

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Lori Contadino, MS, Director, Greenwich Commission on Aging

As Director, Lori is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of older persons, setting priorities for new and improved services, providing assistance to older adults through advocacy and community outreach efforts as well as overseeing the management of the Greenwich Senior Center. She holds a Master of Science Degree with distinction in Gerontology (Education/Administration and Counseling) and certification in Thanatology. Lori has been employed in the field of Geriatrics for 34 years. She is co-leading the Age & Dementia Friendly Greenwich initiative and serves on various Boards and Commissions. Lori was also an adjunct faculty member of the College of New Rochelle Graduate School and is the recipient of over nineteen honors and awards in the field of Gerontology.

Bill Armbruster, Manager of AARP Network of Age Friendly States & Communities

Bill is the Town of Greenwich’s Advisor to the Age Friendly Greenwich initiative.

He manages the entire AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. He has been with AARP since 2000, joining as an Associate State Director for AARP New York. In addition to his work at AARP, Bill has much experience in corporate wellness programs, occupational rehabilitation and ergonomics, pain treatment and physical therapy.

Steven Katz, JD, MBA, LLM, MPH, CPA, CMC, CDP, FACHE, Vice-Chair, Greenwich Commission on Aging

Steve serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Aging for the Town  of Greenwich and is co-leading Greenwich’s Age Friendly and Dementia  Friendly certification initiative with the AARP and WHO.  He is also the  Ambassador of the Aging2.0 Local Greenwich Chapter and a Board Member of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging.

Steve is the President of Sterling Care, a certified home health agency, a non medical companion and homemaker agency and a certified geriatric care management practice in Greenwich, CT and Westchester, NY.  Steve is also an adjunct professor of Health Care Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.