Business Plenary – And When Exactly Did Creative Aging Become a Business?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Arena Stage, Fichlander

New sustainable business models can better address the changing face of creative aging and are galvanizing our field. Expert panelists will examine the need to leverage both new and established resources to build livable communities and improve the quality of life.


  1. Highlight key trends in the business of creative aging.
  2. Provide a context for the business of creative aging within a national discourse.
  3. Point out the need for new business techniques in creative aging.


  • James L. Brooks, Advisor, Office of Volunteerism and Service, AARP
  • Tim Carpenter, Founder, EngAGE
  • Margaret Wylde, Founder, ProMatura


  • Alex Mabin, Senior Vice President, First Centrum