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International Council on Active Aging introduces wellness business summit for executives

(VANCOUVER, BC) – In 2018, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) will meld business model and culture to address the full wellness picture by hosting an educational summit for executives concurrently with the annual ICAA Conference and Trade Show. The Executive Leadership Summit 2018 will be held October 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California. Its theme is “The Business of Wellness.”

Aimed at ensuring success within the industry of aging and wellness, the Summit will bring executives in senior living and senior services together with industry experts to explore wellness through a business lens. The two-day meeting will concentrate on trends, maximizing returns, employee wellness, technology and other key areas. Industry input will inform the educational program, which ICAA is designing for CEOs, executive directors, administrators, board members, presidents, vice presidents and other executives.

Summit registration includes admittance to the general session at the 2018 ICAA Conference, taking place October 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency. ICAA is excited to feature Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, as this year’s keynote speaker. With the theme “Ignite Your Wellness Culture,” the conference urges attendees to take wellness beyond a program or physical space to become the foundation of an organizational mission, philosophy and delivery system. Dr. Coughlin was the natural choice as an advocate.

Author of the recently released book The Longevity Economy (available for purchase on Amazon.com), Dr. Coughlin sees longevity as a call to innovate and invent the future of living. It’s why the Wall Street Journal named him one of “12 Pioneers Inventing the Future of Retirement.” Fast Company Magazine also listed the visionary researcher and professor among its “100 Most Creative People In Business.”

As founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, Dr. Coughlin pursues creative ideas, technologies and innovations in housing and community, health behaviors, retirement planning and transportation to improve quality of life for older adults and inspire new opportunities for those who provide services to them. He will share his vision, knowledge and groundbreaking work at the MIT AgeLab with attendees, and explain how the new generation gap is not about age, but expectations.

Conference and Summit educational sessions will be delivered by experts in business, wellness, technology, marketing, community design, and more. In addition, attendees of both events will access an accompanying expo of products and services targeted to multidimensional wellness and healthy aging for older adults. To date, signed exhibitors specialize in technology, equipment, services, transportation, dining, leasing and financing.

ICAA develops its annual conference program for CEOs and program directors, executive directors, administrators, board members, sales and marketing personnel, as well as architects, dining services employees, personal trainers, health educators, social workers, chaplains, therapists, professors and more.

To learn more about the ICAA Conference and Trade Show 2018 and the Executive Leadership Summit, visit www.icaa.cc

About Dr. Joseph Coughlin
Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, is founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. Dr. Coughlin also teaches in MIT's Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program. His research focuses on how demographic change, technology, consumer behavior and trends drive innovations in business and government. Dr. Coughlin has authored more than 100 research publications. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, and has written for The Atlantic, BigThink, MarketWatch, Slate, Time, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Dr. Coughlin was appointed to the White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee and advises nonprofits, governments and corporations worldwide. His new book, The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World's Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market, was recently released with Public Affairs. The visionary researcher and professor reports daily on Twitter @josephcoughlin and LongevityEconomy.com.

About the International Council on Active Aging - ICAA www.icaa.cc
ICAA, a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports professionals who aspire to develop wellness cultures for adults over 50. This includes creating wellness environments, programs and services. The association is focused on active aging--an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness--and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies, including the US Administration on Aging, the National Institute on Aging (one of the US National Institutes of Health), the US Department of Health and Human Services, Canada's Special Senate Committee on Aging, and the British Columbia (Canada) Ministries of Health and Healthy Living and Sport.

For more information or questions:
Contact: Colin Milner, CEO, ICAA
Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America)
Telephone: 604-734-4466; cell: 604-763-4595
colinmilner@icaa.cc

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