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John Knox Village to Host Aging Greatly Symposium

John Knox Village of Florida, Inc. and John Knox Village Foundation will host the inaugural Aging Greatly 2022 Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the John Knox Village Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach. The informative event will feature industry leaders (in-person and virtually) on aging, including New York Times bestselling author Dr. Michael Roizen and Director of the MIT Age Lab Dr. Joseph Coughlin.

Maria Shriver, an internationally known journalist, television personality, bestselling author, and leading advocate for aging well, will be the keynote speaker. Her summit, “Radically Reframing Aging,” focuses on age, health, purpose and joy. She will participate virtually from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. while addressing how to stay healthy, engaged, and purposeful at any age.

The 2022 Symposium will occur from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with lunch provided by sponsor Northern Trust Bank, and will conclude with a networking reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event is complimentary and open to the public, but seating is limited and signing up on Eventbrite is mandatory.

AG22’s lineup includes:

  • Ben Nemtin, creator of MTV’s “The Buried Life Series” on Bucket Lists at 60 and Lifelong Learning – in person
  • Chris Brickler, CEO MyndVR, on Virtual Reality, Aging & Health – in person
  • Michael Roizen, Ph.D., bestselling author and Co-Founder of Real Age, Inc. on The Great Age Reboot – virtual
  • Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director of MIT Aging Lab on The Longevity Economy – in person
  • Maria Shriver, Lunch Keynote Speaker – virtual
  • Dr. Jean Accius, SVP Global Thought Leadership AARP on The Future of Aging – in person
  • Award-winning Professor Gail Kohn on Living a Purposeful Life – Age Friendly Cities – in person

 

The emcees for AG22 are Monica McAfee, JKV’s Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, and Mark Dobosz, Director of JKV Foundation. 

“Thanks to the generous donations made to the John Knox Village Foundation, we are thrilled to present the first “Aging Greatly” symposium as part of the movement to change the narrative on aging,” Dobosz says. “We are especially excited to host Maria Shriver, an outspoken and recognized advocate on aging, as our keynote speaker. Ms. McAfee adds, “With our award-winning programming, JKV has become an industry leader on aging with purpose and wellness. We are honored to host this forward-thinking symposium featuring top leaders and educators in this field.”

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.