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President & CEO Richard Browdie Is 'Influencer in Aging'

Richard Browdie, President and CEO of Benjamin Rose Institute, has been selected as an Influencer in Aging by Next Avenue, public media's digital publication covering issues for people 50 and older.

Each year, Next Avenue recognizes 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older. 

Richard Browdie Benjamin Rose Institute on AgingBrowdie has spent 40 years advocating for the health and well-being of older adults. Prior to his current position as the President and CEO of the 100-year-old Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Browdie served as the president of the American Society on Aging, the executive director of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Aging.

At Benjamin Rose, Browdie’s mission is to advance support for older adults and caregivers, engage in community advocacy and support research and education on aging. 


"It is time for the U.S. to have an overarching strategy for using public resources at the local, state and national levels that assures taxpayers that all levels of government and the private sector play their appropriate roles efficiently and effectively."

This year's Influencers also include Paula Span of the New York Times, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, Pultizer Prize winner Ellen Goodman, Gretchen Alkema of The SCAN Foundation, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Wesley Lum of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, and Robyn Stone of LeadingAge. 

For a complete list of honorees and further information about Next Avenue's 2017 Influencers in Aging, please visit:

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