LeadingAge New York Adviser Fall 2015 Vol. 1 - Page 6

Spotlight Welcome John Broderick Meet John Broderick LeadingAge New York’s newest senior policy analyst for housing How are you settling into your new role? I’ve settled in quickly, thanks to a very welcoming team here at LeadingAge New York. Until recently I was board president of LeadingAge Vermont, so I am familiar with the organization and that helped me to hit the ground running. What is your vision for offering the best experience for LeadingAge NY housing members? The way we do senior housing in this country is rapidly changing. The number of renter LeadingAge NY members are the innovators households led by a senior citizen is expected to double between 2010 and 2030, from 5.8 who are figuring out new ways to do million to over 12 million. They are expected independent senior housing that improves to have less income than previous waves of retirees, and more will be managing chronic quality of life and spends limited funds wisely. health conditions. LeadingAge NY members are the innovators who are figuring out new ways to do independent senior housing that improves quality of life and spends limited funds wisely. My vision is to bring greater attention to these innovations happening from Buffalo to Brooklyn, and get policy makers to adopt these new approaches. How does your past experience lend itself to this position? I’ve worked in affordable housing since 1989, in various capacities. I’ve done policy and advocacy work, and I’ve also worked for direct service organizations, building and managing affordable housing, and running programs. This combination of various roles fits nicely with this position. What really gets you excited about this role? LeadingAge NY represents the entire continuum of elder care. This organization (See Welcome on page 6) 5 Adviser a publication of LeadingAge New York | Fall 2015