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Mariam Larson

Consulting Gerontologist

Mariam Larson, PBD, BA works with government and cross-sector organizations to create all-ages-friendly communities. After a career running her own corporate communications and marketing consultancy, Mariam added gerontology expertise to her professional toolkit. Since 2003, she has developed, managed, and facilitated multiple projects that address older adults’ housing challenges, accessibility issues, caregiver dynamics and aging-family communications, social isolation, transportation barriers, and creation of age- and dementia-friendly services and programs.

Recent projects include the Seniors Housing Collaborative, Seniors Housing Innovation Project, Learn + Connect Series on Homelessness and on Systemic Change, New Westminster COVID-19 Task Force for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, Allies in Aging Collective Impact Initiative, and age- and dementia-friendly action plans for seven municipalities.

Mariam is an active grandmother to twins and caregiver for her 91-year-old mother. She is always happy to talk about her latest great read and recently took on her first sprint triathlon.

Mariam will be the Workshop Leader for Healthy Aging: Growing Old and Living Well at the 2022 Fall Education Conference.