For the past 10 years, Kelly has worked in the senior care and senior living industry through direct family support and organizational development. While supporting more than 1,000 families facing a senior care crisis, she has a unique view into the lives of elders and the opportunities for the industry to innovate its customer experience, product offerings and marketing messages. She is combining her industry experience with an accomplished background in consumer products marketing to create a new lifestyle for elders. Click here for more details on Kelly's career: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellygraceoconnor/
Not one to bite her tongue easily, Kelly is stepping forward on the national stage as an elder rights advocate through writing, podcasting and speaking. She believes firmly there is opportunity to create a new vision for elderhood in society and to innovate products, services and messages to support a new positive image of aging for generations to come.
At the age of 23, Kelly learned her beloved mother had terminal breast cancer. Raised in a multi-generational home, Kelly became a caregiver for her mom AND two grandmothers. Then, after a successful marketing career in the fashion and entertainment industries, Kelly devoted herself to improving life for elders and their families through education, advocacy and innovation. As a single person with no children, Kelly is a proud "solo ager" who has a personal agenda to improve the senior care industry for adults like herself who will be reliant on professional care in their later years.