Dan Levitt is the Executive Director, Tabor Village where he shepherds the enhancement of social, spiritual, and care needs for nearly 300 seniors. Leading a team of over 400 employees and volunteers, Dan inspires them with a commitment to continuously improving the quality of life at the campus of care. Dan is an Adjunct Professor teaching Long Term Care Administration in the Gerontology Diploma Program at Simon Fraser University.
Dan has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology, University of British Columbia; a Masters of Science (MSc), with a specialization in retirement and long term care administration, University of North Texas; a Certificate in Fundraising, British Columbia Institute of Technology and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
After summiting Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2011 to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of BC, he joined the Board of Directors to help better serve the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families. He has published numerous articles in academic, professional and trade publications and he is a frequent speaker at regional, national and international conferences. After speaking at an a recent conference in Shanghai, China he was asked to join the Board of Directors of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aged.
Dan Levitt, challenges societal attitudes toward aging by introducing a new approach to age friendly communities. The goal of this interactive talk is to start a new conversation that reframes elderhood as an exciting stage in human growth and development. The conventional narrative of decline in mid-life and beyond has been reinforced by the traditional nursing home as a place for confining frail elders. This session will provide inspiration, insight and a new lens to aging and elderhood as the spring board for the greatest chapter in life.