Briliant Aging Endorsements

Kay is a dynamic keynote speaker who delivers cutting edge information with humour, insight, and inspiration. Her presentation “Young at Heart” was not only noted a conference favorite but also received a standing ovation by her audience. We WILL be asking her back!”  Natalie Boucher, Program Director, Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program

Kay is an engaging speaker who knows how to hold an audience’s attention – both
with her own personal magnetism and compelling content. She is one of my top recommendations for speakers.  Lisa Titus-Grace, Executive Director, One Montana

Kay is one of the most respected wellness professionals in the country.  Her passion for what she does is clearly evident.  I can wholeheartedly recommend her—I am sure your audience will be greatly pleased.   Dr. Kevin O’Neil, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Brookdale Senior Living

 Kay is a dynamic and engaging speaker. Her vast knowledge base and experience shine through during her workshops.   Penny Cook – Colorado Culture Change Coalition

 

from the audience:

 –” I am so busy with work and family I forgot how important my personal health is-not only to me but to my family…thanks”

 “…powerful speaker, very inspirational”

 

Changing the way people view and experience aging- a lofty goal- but one with substantial global momentum as governments scramble to reduce healthcare costs. I believe the best chance for  healthy aging changes will come from mobilizing individuals to reject aging stereotypes and embrace lifelong vitality; and from businesses, large and small, that can leverage the global momentum towards healthy aging in a way that builds strategic alliances, triggers positive community change, and drives business growth. Idealism meets simple economics!

Kay began her journey creating and writing about exercise programs for older adults, then evolved to creating whole person wellness programs. Her national and international experience as Director of the Keiser Institute on Aging taught her that regardless of location, regardless of programming, attitudes and expectations of aging have a dramatic impact on health beliefs, behaviors and outcomes. She then become a tireless anti-ageism advocate mobilizing national and international organizations into action against negative stereotypes of aging, and most recently co-authoring a chapter on ageism in the media for the World Health Organization book, Global Ageing – Peril or Promise.

A thought leader in active aging, Kay is currently advocating for Purpose-Centered Senior Living, a significant paradigm shift away from senior living existing to “take care” of elders, toward senior living existing as centers for elderhood, where the primary focus is supporting elders to continue living with purpose and passion, regardless of challenges. (link to article?)

Kay has also recognized the unique business growth opportunities triggered by the Accountable Care legislation of the Healthcare Reform Act. She co-wrote a journal article on the opportunities for senior living providers who want leverage wellness investments and lead with innovation. When combined with the global momentum towards healthy aging, Kay believes healthcare reform provides unparalleled business growth opportunities for a broad range of companies with products or services of value to healthy aging.

Kay lives in Bozeman, Montana with her husband, 2 sons, and 6 horses, and can be reached at kayvn@kayvannorman.com or 406-587-0786

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Changing the way people view and experience aging- a lofty goal- but one with substantial global momentum as governments scramble to reduce healthcare costs. I believe the best chance for  healthy aging changes will come from mobilizing individuals to reject aging stereotypes and embrace lifelong vitality; and from businesses, large and small, that can leverage the global momentum towards healthy aging in a way that builds strategic alliances, triggers positive community change, and drives business growth. Idealism meets simple economics!

Brilliant Aging and Kay…challenging you to take the aging experience from liability to asset-personally, locally and globally..
 

 

 

….Changing the way people view and experience aging- a lofty goal- but one with substantial global momentum as governments scramble to reduce healthcare costs. I believe the best chance for  healthy aging changes will come from mobilizing individuals to reject aging stereotypes and embrace lifelong vitality; and from businesses, large and small, that can leverage the global momentum towards healthy aging in a way that builds strategic alliances, triggers positive community change, and drives business growth. Idealism meets simple economics!

 

 Kay’s Biography

 

                    …More About Kay
U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona, and
Kay Van Norman, Healthy Aging Conference 2003

 Kay Van Norman is an internationally known writer, speaker and wellness business development consultant. She directed the Keiser Institute on Aging for 3 years, and currently serves on both the International Council on Active Aging and American Senior Fitness Association boards. She’s written two books, several chapters and scores of journal articles on aging well, and her healthy aging resources won a Best Practices Award from the National Council on Aging. Kay entered the Asian market in 2011, when her latest book, Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, was translated into Chinese, and she gave a keynote address for the 2012 International Institute for Physical Education Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

 Kay is the founder and president of Brilliant Aging, a consulting firm committed to promoting lifelong vitality, and translating the rapidly building global momentum toward healthy aging into business growth opportunities for diverse industries.

 Kay is well known for her ability to translate research from multiple disciplines into actionable tools and innovative solutions for varied audiences. As Director of the Keiser Institute on Aging (KIOA) she worked with world renowned researchers, industry leaders, and practitioners to build bridges between gerontology, senior housing, fitness and older adult wellness, and crafted broad based collaborative initiatives. One such effort, KIOA’s comprehensive 6-week Fall Prevention Campaign, was implemented in over 1000 diverse sites around the world.

 A thought leader in active aging, Kay is also well known for her ability to spot important trends and mobilize national and international organizations into action. To neutralize ageism, she wrote an issue brief for the National Council on Aging, spoke at dozens of conferences, served as a catalyst for the International Council on Active Aging 2011 Changing the Way We Age © campaign, and co-wrote, The Media’s Portrayal of Aging, a chapter for the 2012 Global Economic Forum book, Global Ageing – Peril or Promise. She is currently mobilizing action around the concept of Purpose-Centered Senior Living, a pro-active strategy to create inspired living options for the next generation of senior consumers.

 Most recently, Kay, and Khristine Rogers of Get Booming, LLC, have joined forces to educate the senior living industry, and its venders, about the unique business growth opportunities triggered by Accountable Care legislation. They created a 2012 Accountable Care Strategy Forum for the International Council on Active Aging and wrote a comprehensive article for the February 2013 issue of the Journal on Active Aging, about opportunities driven by healthcare reform. Kay and Khristine are leveraging their respective strengths to create complete quick-to-market solutions for companies who want to optimize sales growth and lead with innovation in this new Accountable Care environment.

 

Kay lives in Bozeman, Montana, and can be contacted at kayvn@kayvannorman.com or (406) 587-0786.