Helen DennisHelen Dennis, a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging, employment and retirement, has received recognition and numerous awards, including those for her university teaching at the University of Southern California’s Davis School at the Andrus Gerontology Center and for her contributions to the field of aging.

Editor of two books, frequent keynote speaker, lecturer and workshop leader, Helen writes a weekly columnist on Successful Aging for the Southern California’s Daily Breeze and seven additional newspapers reaching 1.3 million readers plus on line. 

In the area of retirement, she has developed on-line and face-to-face retirement education programs and has worked with over 10,000 employees within corporations and universities helping them prepare for the non-financial aspects of their retirement.   

In the area of employment, she developed the first national corporate management training program to prevent age discrimination in the work place and developed innovative programs to encourage mature workers to enter the labor force.  Additionally, she has served as an expert witness for large age-discrimination class action law suits.

Most recently she co-authored the Los Angeles Times best-selling book, Project Renewment ™: the First Retirement Model for Career Women.    

Her research on employment and retirement issues has been conducted for The Conference Board, AARP, the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley and the U.S. Administration on Aging.

As a leader, she is the past national chair of the Business Forum on Aging of the American Society on Aging and is a former president of four additional non-profit organizations. 

Fully engaged in the field of aging, she was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and has had extensive experience with the media including Prime Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor.

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For cutting-edge retirement education, innovations in managing a maturing workforce, preventing age discrimination in the workplace, and maximizing the new work and retirement model for both men and women, please contact Helen at