by Larry Steward
The list of Next Avenue’s 2019 Influencers in Aging, includes 12 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.
On that list is Keren Etkin a young Israeli gerontechnologist - Founder of TheGerontechnologist.com
Keren Etkin, 32, calls herself “a gerontologist by training and a tech enthusiast by nature.” In 2015, Etkin, who lives in Tel Aviv, received a master’s degree in gerontology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and two years later, founded TheGerontechnologist.com.
The quote of the day from Keren:
"If there’s one thing I could change related to the issue of aging that’s a problem in western society, it’s ageism. I would love to see society, in general, become more open and accepting of the idea that we’re all going to age one day, if we’re lucky. It’s ridiculous to discriminate against a group that we’re all going to be a part of, isn’t it?”
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