Ellie Rose co-created GeroStart after being a leader in adult day services for seven years. Her vision was to design an intercultural platform to educate adults how to increase personal enjoyment in life from creative living, learning and enlightenment practices as they age. Rose’s Creative Longevity method encourages age and ability integration so that people may connect through interests and creative processes. She built a team of leaders who specialize in using these same principles to develop creative opportunities for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia types. She personally trains artists, students, and aging service professionals and organizations internationally about Creative Longevity and how to integrate person-centered practices in adult day centers, assisted livings, memory cares and with caregivers in their homes.
Rose’s work draws upon her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in health care integration and her graduate studies in applied practices of Gerontology. She was a fellow in the United States LeadingAge Leadership Academy in 2014 and volunteers her time with the leadership education organization, Pathways to Successful Living. Rose is a visual artist who draws inspiration by visiting unique cities and neighborhoods. She divides her time between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Mexico City.
To learn more about Ellie Rose’s work, visit http://www.gerostart.org/about-us/.