Greenwood Village’s Brent Neiser has made Next Avenue’s Influencers in Aging.
Next Avenue, public media’s first digital publication dedicated to covering issues for people 50 and older, has released its third annual list of the top 50 Influencers in Aging, which includes advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts at the forefront of changing how we age and think about aging.
A local man, Brent Neiser, senior director of Strategic Programs and Alliances at the National Endowment for Financial Education, made the list, which was not ranked by order. Neiser is also a candidate for Greenwood Village City Council.
People were honored from each of the five areas that Next Avenue covers—health and wellbeing, caregiving, money and security, work and purpose, and living and learning.
This year’s Influencers in Aging list includes New York Times reporter Paula Span, whose work has brought broad visibility to issues facing older adults; Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life, which helps women rebuilding their lives after prison and author of a recent memoir Becoming Ms. Burton; Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and mayor of San Antonio, Texas, whose most recent work encourages housing and neighborhood design for “aging in place”; and Vasundhara Kalasapudi, founder and executive director of India Home, a nonprofit serving elderly South Asians in New York.
“Next Avenue is proud to honor these 50 people who are transforming aging in a time when this work is especially crucial,” said Next Avenue editorial and content director Shayla Stern. “More than 100 million Americans are over age 50 now, and as life expectancy increases it is imperative that policies, housing, science, technology and culture all evolve to better serve our population. These honorees on our list of Influencers in Aging are on the leading edge of this revolution.”
For a complete list of honorees and further information about Next Avenue’s 2017 Influencers in Aging, visit nextavenue.org/showcase/meet-next-avenue-influencers-
Brent Neiser: Helping Older Americans Save for Retirement
Neiser, senior director of Strategic Programs and Alliances at the National Endowment for Financial Education, helped create MyRetirementPaycheck, an innovative consumer website designed to helping older Americans make sound financial decisions for their retirement and for all stages of life.
In addition to Neiser’s public-policy work at NEFE, his accomplishments include testifying before Congress, developing the first Personal Economic Summit in Washington D.C. to address financial illiteracy, working on financial advisory councils under two presidents, and winning the Financial Planning Association’s Heart of Financial Planning Award in 2010. Neiser was appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board through 2020. He serves as the City of Greenwood Village Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission.
If you could create change, one thing about aging in America, what would it be?
“Create a multigenerational ‘saving’’ culture where people confidently sequence and act on financial decisions in all stages of life. Decisions that help them handle financial shocks by saving for emergencies, college/skills training, housing, debt management/reduction, entrepreneurial and retirement opportunities.”
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