Bill Thomas

Dr. Bill Thomas, MD, thinks we should say goodbye to the same old, same old.

An international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare, he is the Co-founder of The Eden Alternative, a global non-profit organization that is committed to creating quality of life for elders and their care partners, wherever they live; and the Founder of The Green House Project, a radically new approach to long-term care.

Dr. Thomas is creator of an ambitious new approach to growth and aging through a national ‘non-fiction theater’ roadshow called the Age of Disruption Tour. Inspired by his new book examining the baby boom generation’s reluctant second “coming of age” —“Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper and More Connected Life” (Simon and Schuster, March 2014) — the tour has visited 70 cities since 2014.

Dr. Thomas is also the author of the award-winning book “What Are Old People For? How Elders Will Save the World,” and recipient of several prestigious awards and honors, among them the Heinz Award for the Human Condition and the 2009 Picker Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care. His writing, research, and advocacy have been covered by a broad range of television, radio, and print media, including CNN, 48 Hours, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time Magazine, and Dr. Thomas has been named by US News & World Report Magazine as one of America‘s best leaders.

Past Presentations

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