Gretchen Heuring Bio
Gretchen began her work with older adults as a Social Worker in the early 1970s. Presently, she serves as Publisher and CEO of ElderThink.com.
She is a former entrepreneur, retiring after nearly 40 years of business management. She has developed and managed businesses in computer retailing, steel distribution, environmental testing and back office outsourcing. Currently, she is focusing her marketing knowledge and intuition on the issues of aging.
Gretchen is a dynamic and entertaining public speaker. She believes that there are many unexplored dimensions of growing older and she is an outspoken advocate for the intelligence, wisdom and spirituality of older people. "We are living longer and healthier than ever before," she says. "Our population is growing rapidly. We are not disappearing."
Currently she is a member of FORSA Leasership Council (Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging) for the Amercian Society on Aging. She has alse served as Co-Chair of the Boulder County Aging Advisory Council, as a member of the Vestry of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Longmont, Colorado and on the Board of the Longmont Rotary.
Gretchen is an Elder and is married to one. She is between the ages of "60 and 100."