Guest Bios

We are pleased to have guest bloggers as our contributing writers from time to time. Here are their bios.

ANTHONY CIRILLO – FACHE, ABC, President, Fast Forward Consulting

Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC is president of Fast Forward Consulting located in Huntersville, North Carolina and is the Expert Guide for Assisted Living. He consults with organizations in the area of strategic marketing and customer experience. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, his article The Chief Experience Officer was one impetus behind the Cleveland Clinic’s initiative to start an office of patient experience.
A native of Philadelphia, he attained his undergraduate degree from Drexel University and his graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Anthony has a mission side of his life devoted to older adults. His book Who Moved My Dentures? debunks myths about aging. He spends hundreds of hours in nursing homes entertaining and bringing joy to seniors. He has keynoted numerous long-term care and care giving conferences; has a top-rated blog devoted to educated aging choices and is a guest blogger in the field. Anthony not only helps organizations reach the boomer and senior population through his expertise but also acts as a conduit in reaching them through his versatile talents.


DENISE SCRUGGS -Denise is the Director of the Beard Center on Aging and an adjunct faculty member at Lynchburg College where she teaches classes on the Sociology of Aging.

She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and trainer for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Denise provides leadership for Virginia’s Region 2000 Consortium on Aging comprised of over 90 agencies and organizations working together to promote a community for all ages.

Denise has over 15 years experience in gerontology and has worked in long term care, adult day care, assisted living, continuing care retirement community, memory support, and educational settings.


George Shaw – George is an experienced writer for senior housing and health. He also helps retired baby boomers find the right options with nursing homes in California. He has been in the elder and senior care industry for over twenty years and currently lives in Los Angeles

– Lorie Eber, JD, Gerontologist, Certified Personal Trainer
Educator/Public Speaker/Boomer Blogger, Healthy Aging & Elder Care

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Marcia Barhydt After a 32-year career as a Flight Attendant with Air Canada, Marcia Barhydt started her own company, Willowtree, and became a customer service trainer.   Willowtree evolved into WillowWords when Marcia started writing a bi-weekly customer service column for The Brampton News and freelanced for them also.

Marcia wrote her first articles for older women for Timeless Woman and her monthly column, Marcia’s Miscellany, was launched. Miscellany was a soapbox for Marcia’s thoughts about her life and the issues that we need to address and celebrate.  Marcia is now a monthly contributor to WE Magazine for Women, Kalon Women, Boomer Cafe and Women’s Post.   She writes about issues of Baby Boomers and women over 40, including the prejudice of ageism, as well as the joys and challenges of being older.

Marcia’s first book, Celebrate Age, is a collection of articles from Timeless Woman. And her second book, One Small Voice, is a collection of articles about the bias of ageism and the plusses of being an older woman.

Marcia is the proud mother of 2 adult daughters, Heather and Allison, in Oakville and Georgetown, and an even prouder of Andra, Nattie and Maren, her 3 perfect granddaughters.


Mel d’Rego is a passionate campaigner for Quality of Life for the Greying Generations.

Mel is the author of 3 Kindle books ( the TurnBackTime/Rejuvenate Yourself series), books that provide a solid system for 40-70 year old men & women to set themselves up for a great Quality of Life during the Grey-Years before them.

Mel’s anti-ageing site is where he blogs sporadically.

“Too often”, he says, “we unconsciously allow the habits of a lifetime to disrupt and destroy the fun of our Grey Years via the Diseases of Ageing”.

Mel’s objective is to reduce and finally eliminate the destruction that these diseases cause in the Greying Generation through his anti-ageing books and DVDs where one can take control of the factors that cause ageing to be such a big problem.

Mel has started “The Grey Cognoscenti : Pushing the Age Envelope”, the aim of which is to turn around the direction in which the Greying Generations move: towards disease, dependence, depression and early death, instead, changing the face of an entire Ageing Generation into something empowered: Healthy, Strong, Fast, Sexy, Beautiful and Independent.

Join the group, be “in the know” to improve your Grey Years and  download your free book for joining: 45 to 70 years old? You’re not done yet.  Not by a Long Shot!”

Mel lives in beautiful Sydney, Australia with his wife and 3 children.

[We will continue adding guest writers to our guest blog page as this website develops.  Please check back frequently]



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