Next Avenue, public media’s first and only digital publication dedicated to covering issues for older Americans, has named its 2016 Influencers in Aging. The list recognized 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts at the forefront of changing how we age and think about aging. "We’ve uncovered a range of leaders who have made exceptional contributions this year,” said Susan Donley, Managing Director of Next Avenue. 

Nurse. Professor. Dean. Researcher. Leader. Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., has held all of these roles throughout a stellar four-decade career, becoming recognized as a top expert in the health of older adults. When asked "If you could change one thing about aging in America what would it be?" She responded: 

"The one thing I would want to change is ageism. The greatest success story of the 20th century has been the increased longevity of our population and that is something to celebrate. By contrast, we see rampant ageism that affects every element of society from our feelings about our appearances to our expectations for health care. We need to embrace longevity and support the independence and dignity of older people."

John A. Hartford Foundation President Terry Fulmer was named as one of 50 Next Avenue 2016 Influencers in Aging. To see who made the list, click here