Carol Silver Elliott of Deerfield Township will speak this month at the China Aging Industry Summit Forum in Shanghai, China.
Elliott, president and CEO of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, will speak on best practices in the retirement industry and independent living at the May 19 conference, which addresses China’s challenges in caring for its fast-growing senior population.
She will represent LeadingAge, an association of 6,000 U.S. non-profit organizations focused on improving quality of life for aging Americans.
More than 500 people representing 300 organizations in China are expected to attend the conference.
“Each time we have the opportunity to share and to learn from others, our perspectives grow,” said Elliott. “I’m looking forward to some lively dialogue with my colleagues in China about the state-of-the-art in older adult services in the United States.”
Elliott is a board member of the Association of Jewish Aging Services and has previously held senior management positions at Conn.-based Stamford Health System and the Jewish Home of Rochester in New York.