FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2013

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Mark Beach
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Technology and Aging Expert David Lindeman Joins AARP’s Executive Council

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — AARP announced today that David Lindeman, a renowned expert in technology and aging, has joined its California Executive Council, a group of volunteer leaders that provides strategic vision and guidance for AARP in California.

Dr. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator. In addition to directing the Center for Technology and Aging, he serves as Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, which advances the use of technology to support population health.

“Being at the cutting edge of how technology can improve our lives is a big part of what defines California,” said AARP California State President George Davis. “That’s why having a leader like Dr. Lindeman on our Executive Council makes so much sense.”

Prior to joining the Center for Technology and Aging, he was the founder and director of the Mather Life Ways Institute on Aging in Evanston, IL, where he was responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based applied research programs, demonstration projects, education programs and dissemination initiatives.

Previously, Dr. Lindeman held positions as Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging at the Rush University Medical Center and Co-Director of the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Dr. Lindeman has been a principal or co-principal investigator on numerous federal, state, and foundation-supported studies. He also has been director or co-director of coordinating centers, including those for the National Institute on Aging, California Department of Health Services, and the Brookdale Foundation, and has served on numerous advisory boards and task forces.

Dr. Lindeman received his PhD and MSW in social welfare, health services research, and gerontology from the University of California, Berkeley and his BA from the State University of New York, Binghamton.

“We are thrilled to have a leader of Dr. Lindeman’s stature join our Executive Council,” said Davis. “We know that Dr. Lindeman shares AARP’s strong commitment to improving the lives of older Americans, and we look forward to leveraging his technology and aging to inform AARP’s work in California.”

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.​

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