2024 Maryland Aging Innovations Summit: Older Adults are Powerful Assets

2024 Maryland Aging Innovations Summit: Older Adults are Powerful Assets

Tuesday, May 07, 2024, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network’s 2024 Aging Innovations Summit provides an opportunity to network, celebrate Older Americans Month, and express appreciation for the dedication and commitment to those working in the field of aging.

This year's theme is Older Adults are Powerful Assets! which will demonstrate the impactful value older adults give daily as employees, volunteers, and leaders.

We will delve into the benefits and diversity this population contributes to society by extending their lives, tapping new markets and products, and leveraging their ability to remain in the workforce. Read more Shifting Our Aging Society From A Burden To An Asset, by Adi Gaskell, Forbes Magazine, July 25, 2022.


Keynote by: Bradley Schurman, author of Super Age: Decoding the Demographic Destiny. Schurman will explore how changing demographics will affect government and business and touch all of our lives. Further, he’ll give insights into how we can plan now to harness the benefits of the Super Age: extended and healthier lives, more generational cooperation at work and home, and new markets and products to explore. Read his full bio below.

Remarks by:  

  • Carmel Roques, Secretary, Maryland Department of Aging
  • Other speakers may be added

Panel: Representatives from organizations whose mission and operational capacity rely on an older adult workforce and volunteers.

  • Stephanie Archer-Smith, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
  • Michelle Becote-Jackson, Vice President of Volunteer Services, AARP
  • Traci Anderson, Director of Human Resources for Montgomery County, MD

Creative Arts Aging Project Highlight:  We’ll finish with an uplifting creative arts performance by Dance & Bmore’s Elder Arts Ensemble led by CJay Phillips, Executive Director.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.


This event is for members of Maryland Philanthropy Network and the Maryland Aging Innovations Group, and invited guests. 

You must have a website account to register for events. Those who are not MPN members or do not already have a website account will need to request an account. Once the account has been approved, you will receive another e-mail containing information about how to set your password and log in to register for events. Please allow time for this process.

Assistance and Cancellations

Please contact Elyse Robinson, erobinson@marylandphilanthropy.org or 410.727.1205, with questions, assistance with registering, or changes to your registration. We expect this event will reach capacity. If you are not able to attend, please let us know in advance!


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Bradley Schurman is an expert on demographic change and how it disrupts social, cultural, political, and economic norms across the United States and around the world. His deep understanding of population shifts, coupled with his grasp of emerging trends, makes him an authoritative voice into the future of everything in our aging society.

He’s the author of Super Age: Decoding the Demographic Destiny and the founder and CEO of the global research and advisory firm, Human Change, where he advises clients on workforce recruitment and retention, inclusive design, and marketing and communication strategies.

He’s written for Newsweek, been quoted by Esquire, Car and Driver, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USAToday. He regularly appears as a guest on podcast, radio, and television shows around the world.


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