Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging (as well the Official Summary of Live Long, Die Short), Where You Live Matters: The Role of Culture in Our Aging Journey, contributing author to 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80, and president of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in aging who partner with communities to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.
He has been featured nationally and internationally on radio and TV with NBC, FOX News, ABC and CBS as well as BBC, Growing Bolder and 2GB radio (Australia). Dr. Landry has also written exclusive articles, and been called on as an expert in the field of aging, by publications such as US News and World Report, Huffington Post US/Canada, About.com –Assisted Living, Expert Beacon and eHow and made regular appearances on MBLN. Dr. Landry was also featured in GRAND Magazine, Senior Planet, Journal of Aging and Health, Denver Post and ThirdAge, and his book, Live Long, Die Short has been endorsed by AARP and was a 2014 top pick of MORE magazine.
Dr. Landry was a flight surgeon in the Air Force for more than 22 years keeping pilots and other aircrew healthy and performing at their best. One of his charges was world famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager. Dr. Landry retired as a highly decorated full colonel and chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General`s Office in Washington, DC after duty on five continents and being medically involved in a number of significant world events including: Vietnam, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks, the first seven Shuttle launches and the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific. For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and author.
- How to Live Long and Die Short: Ten Ways To Age In a Better Way. This presentation is focused on each attendee, providing them with a clear understanding of the core need each of us has to be authentically healthy, and ten strategies to meet those needs. Dr. Landry articulates that lifestyle is the major determinant in how we age: our choices potentially minimizing the time we are sick or impaired in our lifespan. This is a “must” presentation for every age.
- The Alchemy of Aging: The Treasure of Human Capital. Our rapidly changing demographic is driving much discussion about the challenges of an aging population. How do we provide services? Where will they live? Can we afford the health care? Yet, there is little discussion regarding the enormous human capital that is becoming available with the aging of America. This presentation turns our current view of aging upside down and instead tells us that rather than a problem, the demographic shift is, in many cases, a solution to many of our societal challenges.
- Where You Live Matters. How we age has been indisputably shown to be mostly the result of our lifestyle choices. Where we live reflects a culture and environment that significantly affects our lifestyle. Consequently, where we choose to live is a critical determinant in how we will age.
- From Caring to Coaching: From Almshouses to Centers for Healthy Aging. Aging Services has a rich history of caring, but the new older adult knows that caring is not enough to age successfully. Aging Services must now build on the solid reputation of providing care to become places that promote and demonstrate growth no matter what challenges each older adult may be facing. This presentation acknowledges the accomplishments of aging services and then provides a roadmap to meet the rapidly changing preferences of the new older adult.
- The Fault Line of Aging Services: Preparing for Industry Seismic Trends. This presentation builds upon the Dr. Landry`s Caring to Coaching presentation by quickly reviewing the history and current state of aging services, and the changing preferences of the rapidly evolving aging population. He then provides anthropological and research basis for those preferences. Lastly, Dr. Landry teaches us specific ways to meet these preferences in order to continue to be attractive to this new breed of older adult.
- The End of the World as We Know It: How the Aging of America Will Change Everything. Dr. Landry gives us a provocative look at our changing world. Demographics and new knowledge on how we can age in better way has, is and will continue to alter our society in ways that governments, organizations, and individuals have yet to fully comprehend. These changes will be dramatic, but also offer great opportunities to create environments that will enable all to live engaged and healthy lives no matter what age.
- What Does This New Older Adult Want? Why? How Do We Deliver It? In this intriguing presentation, Dr. Landry provides the anthropological basis for real health and the preferences of how older adults want to live. He then provides recommendations on how to align your community with these core needs and preferences in order to ensure you are relevant to this rapidly changing demographic.
The Core of Dr. Landry’s message is an uplifting, motivating, and empowering one addressing how we can age in a better way. Each one of his presentations includes this core message, but goes deeper in certain aspects depending on the audience, and desired outcome for the event.
Roger Landry`s Topics:
- Live Long Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. Dr. Landry tells the story of his journey to write his book: Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. His story touches on anthropology, aviation, American medicine, research on aging, and the development of a new view of aging. Additionally, he leaves the audience with a clear roadmap to health and better aging.
- Does Where You Live Affect How You Age? In this informative and thought-provoking presentation that Dr. Landry has given all over the country, he provides clear evidence that where we live, and more important, how we live, is a major determinant in the quality of our lives and aging experience. The message is not so much to move, but to ensure that your environment is one that nurtures you and encourages you to continue to grow.
- Resilience: The Art and Science of Bouncing Back. Are we born with it, or can resilience be learned? Learn the key ingredients to live resiliently, what the research tells us about resiliency, and hear powerful and inspirational stories of resilience from across the Masterpiece Living Network.
- Change: What`s the Big Deal? In this breakthrough presentation, Dr. Landry provides the audience a clear understanding of why we so consistently fail at making lifestyle changes to improve our health and aging. Having identified why we fail, he delivers an easy, consistently successful way to make the changes in our lives which can minimize sickness and impairment, and make it much more likely we will age successfully.
- The Wisdom of Our Ancestors: How to Achieve Authentic Health and Age Successfully. Dr. Landry uses the key messages of his recent book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, to empower the audience to take control of their own aging experience and flourish, even as they age. By identifying specific requirements for aging well, and then providing practical advice on how to implement simple but powerful strategies in our lives, Dr. Landry indeed illustrates a clear roadmap for our successful aging.
- Why Elders Need to Step Up. This presentation is a visionary, yet entertaining call for dramatic changes in how older adults are viewed, and how older adults view themselves. An aging society must provide opportunities for older adults to remain engaged in order to prevent soaring health care costs, and to remain an effectively functioning society. However, it will also require older adults to reevaluate the retirement mentality that still dominates today.
- Never Act Your Age: It Won`t Go Well. In this very entertaining presentation, Dr. Landry urges all to eschew the stereotypes of aging that emphasizes decline over growth. Rather, we should be more like the young, always learning, being beginners, and continuing to move, learn, connect, and give back. The result will be an aging experience, which is vital, rewarding and even coveted.
- Purpose: The Why Behind Successful Aging. We all need purpose to be authentically healthy and age well. This inspiring message includes stories and research data that explain the “why” behind the need for meaning and purpose in our lives. Dr. Landry also provides easy steps for finding our purpose.
- What Makes Us Tick? How to Stay Vibrant As We Age. This is Aging Well 101 for all ages. Dr. Landry tells us what raises or risks of losing function and becoming dependent as we age, and then the remarkably simple things we can do to lower these risks and flourish no matter what our age. A must for all concerned about the next phase of their lives.
- The Big Uneasy: How Stress Rots Us. In this very important presentation, Dr. Landry builds a compelling case for the destructive qualities of the self-induced stress we all live with. He teaches us how virtually all diseases and health challenges we face are made worse – or even caused by the stress we create with our lack of mindfulness and chattering minds. Dr. Landry provides simple measures to avoid, reduce, or accommodate the high levels of stress common in our world today and which impair and kill us.
- It Takes a Village: Why We Need Others. Dr. Landry gives us an anthropological, historical, and research base for the human need to be connected to others in meaningful ways in order to flourish. He describes how today`s society is, in fact, leading to more isolation, and is at higher risk of decline as we age. He leaves the audience with simple steps to remain connected and engaged
- Where Are My Keys? Separating Fact from Fear About Memory Loss. In this remarkably optimistic and empathetic presentation, Dr. Landry provides the audience with data and facts that result in a better understanding of memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer`s disease. More than understanding, the message gives us hope that we can indeed do much to lower the likelihood that we will fall victim to the symptoms of dementia. Additionally, Dr. Landry provides us with easy-to-do tips to improve our memory and keep our mental function at high levels no matter what our age.
- Alchemy of Aging: An aging population is not necessarily a burden, but instead, can be a boom of human capital that can help solve many of our current and future societal challenges.