What if everything you were told about aging was wrong? Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Thomas, is challenging how Americans think of aging, the models we have for senior housing, and how connectedness can overcome the lonliness that often plagues the lives of the elderly. Provider Magazine has called Dr. Thomas’ Green House Project the “pinnacle” of the culture change movement in senior housing and the Wall Street Journal has called him one of the nation’s “top ten innovators” changing the future of retirement.
Dr. Bill Thomas
Physician, author, health care system innovator, and entrepreneur
Dr. Thomas’ wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging and the improvement of care provided to older people. He is best known for his health care system innovations, and is the founder of the global non-profit The Eden Alternative and The Green House®. Dr. Thomas also developed the Senior ER model of care and is now working to transform the acute care services provided to elders.