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About Anthony Cirillo

Anthony Cirillo is president of The Aging Experience http://www.theagingexperience.com. He helps organizations craft experiences and seize opportunities the mature marketplace. He helps family caregivers thrive and individuals make educated aging decisions. He is a consultant and professional speaker.
Latest Posts | By Anthony Cirillo
6 Ways to Avoid Senior Scams and Frauds
1 week ago

6 Ways to Avoid Senior Scams and Frauds

In the U.S., victims of elder financial abuse can lose a cumulative sum of about $3 billion a year, according to Bob Blancato, head of the Elder Justice Coalition and expert in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

And guess what? That is a low estimate. Another study reveals up to $36 billion in losses. As the population of aging people grows so do fraud and abuse. Read More

Why It Is Important to Show Your Gratitude – the Benefits of Grateful Living
1 month ago

Why It Is Important to Show Your Gratitude – the Benefits of Grateful Living

Kristi Nelson is the executive director of a Network for Grateful Living. I was particularly interested in the topic of gratitude because – of all the traits I observe in older adults living a quality life – that one consistently rises to the top. Read More

How Boomers Are Adapting to Life as the Club Sandwich Generation
1 month ago

How Boomers Are Adapting to Life as the Club Sandwich Generation

I had the pleasure of interviewing Lori Bitter, author of The Grandparent Economy, for our Caregiver Smile Summit. We explored the growing phenomenon of the Club Sandwich Generation, typically boomers taking care of older parents while also caring for Millennial kids and often grandchildren. Read More

How to Be a Successful Long-Distance Caregiver
2 months ago

How to Be a Successful Long-Distance Caregiver

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Amy Goyer, family caregiver expert for AARP, as part of our virtual Caregiver Smile Summit. We spoke about long-distance caregiving. Read More

3 Things to Help Fight Ageism in Society
2 months ago

3 Things to Help Fight Ageism in Society

When Ashton Applewhite, the 2016 Aging Influencer of the Year of Next Avenue, recommends someone for your Caregiver Smile Summit to speak about ageism, you take her up on the offer. That person is Cathy Bollinger. Read More

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia? Here Are 7 GEMS You Need to Know!
3 months ago

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia? Here Are 7 GEMS You Need to Know!

My friend Teepa Snow, a colleague on the Dementia Action Alliance, is one of my guests on the Caregiver Smile Summit. For that interview, we spoke about the pioneering work she is doing and its genesis. Read More

3 Ways to Combat Elder Abuse
3 months ago

3 Ways to Combat Elder Abuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15.7% of people 60 years and older are subjected to abuse. These are underestimates, of course, because most cases of elder abuse are not reported. Read More

Rethinking the Aging Process: 5 Steps to Conscious Aging
4 months ago

Rethinking the Aging Process: 5 Steps to Conscious Aging

As part of my Caregiver Smile Summit, I have had the pleasure of interviewing more than 50 experts in the health, aging and caregiving fields. Dr. Maria Zayas, a practicing psychologist and a faculty member of the Psychology Department at Brenau University, is one of those experts. Together we explored the topic of conscious aging. Read More

What is a Caregiver Cruise and Why Should You Consider Taking One?
6 months ago

What is a Caregiver Cruise and Why Should You Consider Taking One?

There are 66 million family caregivers in the U.S. alone; 70% are female and 25% are Millennials. Caregivers suffer worsened health than non-caregivers and 40-60% report symptoms of depression. Some caregivers, like my sister, pre-decease the ones for whom they care. Read More

Reflections on Life: 5 Things I Have Learned by My 60s
7 months ago

Reflections on Life: 5 Things I Have Learned by My 60s

Yes, the big SIX ZERO hits me on April 29. I remember freaking out at 30 but no so much with the other decades of 40 and 50. Read More