September 27, 2017
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LeadingAge’s Robyn Stone, Kathryn Roberts Named Influencers in Aging

Washington, DC -- Dr. Robyn Stone, senior vice president of research at LeadingAge, and Kathryn Roberts, LeadingAge board chair and CEO of Ecumen, have both been named Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue.

The award recognizes 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.

“Robyn and Kathryn epitomize innovation and influence in the aging services field,” said Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge. “Their unique contributions will have a lasting effect on the lives of older adults for years to come.”

LeadingAge member Richard Browdie, president and CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, was also recognized.

“The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging, and it’s clear that these 3 honorees are living out this message,” continued Smith Sloan. “I’m excited to see what they do next.”

Read more about why they were chosen and browse the full list of all this year’s Influencers in Aging.


About LeadingAge
The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging. Our 6,000+ members and partners include nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state associations, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research centers. LeadingAge is also a part of the Global Ageing Network, whose membership spans 30 countries. LeadingAge is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on education, advocacy and applied research.