The Author/Speaker

Dick Edwards has forty years of experience working closely with older adults and their families. For the last twenty years of his career Dick served as administrator of Charter House, a nationally recognized model of excellence in retirement living and long-term health care, affiliated with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. At Mayo Clinic, Dick conducted early research on the question: Who does better at the business of growing older?

For fourteen years, Dick served in the leadership of LeadingAGE Minnesota, a statewide association of not-for profit providers of services for older adults. He also served in national the leadership of LeadingAGE.  His excellence in leadership and knowledge concerning caring for aging parents has been honored by Mayo Clinic and LeadingAGE.

He has consulted in the United States, Malaysia, Norway and Ireland on topics related to older adult services and families in service to aging parents.

Dick earned his Baccalaureate from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his Masters from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife, Pat, live in west central Wisconsin, and have three adult children and six grandchildren.