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Next Avenue, Public Broadcasting System’s national news and information service for America’s booming 50+ population, has just released its first annual "Influencers in Aging" list, honoring 50 leaders who are changing the way we age and think about aging.
Among those honored are Larry Minnix, the president and CEO of LeadingAge, the national association of nonprofit providers of senior housing and aging services. Ecumen’s President and CEO Kathryn Roberts is chair-elect of organization’s board of directors.
For 15 years, Minnix has served as president and CEO of LeadingAge. Recent work in that role has included collaboration with the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its proposed rule overhauling nursing home requirements. Minnix recently announced his plans to step down from his job by the end of December.
"If I could change one thing about aging in America,” Minnix told Next Avenue, “it would be the public's attitude about aging and older people. Aging has a fulfilling purpose in life. We are healthier as individuals and as a society the more we appreciate that fulfillment"
Twin Cities PBS (TPT) in St. Paul, Minn. produces Next Avenue for the PBS system. It’s mission is “to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media.”