Carol Waldman is a gerontologist with a passion for helping older adults thrive. For almost three decades, she served as Executive Director at the Glen Cove Senior Center, one of the largest senior centers on Long Island, where had the opportunity to collaborate with many prominent professionals in the field of aging. In her ongoing effort to fight ageism, Carol developed a nationally recognized, award-winning Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, and affiliated with the Hofstra University School of Health Professionals to create a first-of-its-kind conference on Aging and Creativity. Carol was also President of the Long Island Coalition on Aging and Co-Chair of the Nassau County Senior Service Providers Coalition. After spearheading the World Health Organization/AARP Age-Friendly initiative in Glen Cove. Carol became Nassau County’s Consultant for the county’s Age-Friendly efforts. She is currently working on a collection of stories that speak to the poignancy of the aging experience.