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Working Together to Make the Aging Process the Best That It Can Be

About Us

When beginning this organization the founders were moved by the theme of the 2014 Nobel Week Dialogue, "Age To Come." They were also inspired by the late John W. Gardner's notion of everyone having a 20-year plan, especially those that are over 60 years of age. No matter what your age, having a 20-year plan will help your life. This includes at least these three essential points:

  1. You need to have good health, which implies having health professionals who understand how aging persons differ from younger persons.
  2. You need to have sufficient financial resources to live long and well.
  3. You also need a safe, sustainable, age-friendly place to live.

Help the IATA's founding directors achieve this goal by joining our cause. It doesn't only affect aging persons now, but all of us in the future as well. If you have an interest in being a director and working on the IATA with us, please let us know.


IATA Founding Directors

Dr. Robert Roush

Dr. Robert Roush
Professor of Geriatrics
Huffington Center on Aging
Baylor College of Medicine
(713) 798-4611
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Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis

Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis
Dean, School of Health Sciences
& Human Services
California State University, Monterey Bay
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Dr. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

Dr. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
Professor Emeritus
Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Alzheimer's Clinical Research Center Stanford University
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Don M. Blandin, MPA

Don M. Blandin, MPA
President & CEO
Investor Protection Trust
Washington, DC
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IATA is a Sponsored Project of the ACTION Council of Monterey County, whose tax ID is: 77-0357101.

Prospective donors wanting more information may contact any of the directors or visit www.actioncouncil.org.