Colin Milner

Colin Milner

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Expert in Wellness and Healthy Aging, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging

Colin Milner is a recognized expert in the field of healthy aging, with a particular focus on the health and well-being of older adults. As the CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and founder of the active-aging industry in North America, Milner has extensive experience and knowledge in this area. His expertise has been acknowledged by the World Economic Forum, which named him one of the “most innovative and influential minds” in the world on aging-related topics. Milner’s work has had a significant impact on the conversation about healthy aging, inspiring a broad range of groups to seek his counsel, from governmental organizations to Fortune 100 companies. He is also a sought-after authority by leading-edge publications, television networks, and radio stations.

Milner speaks extensively about the unprecedented opportunities that healthy longer lives are creating for both individuals and businesses, transforming the world around us.

His speeches have stimulated thousands of business and government leaders, industry professionals, and older adults worldwide, inspiring them to take action towards creating a more active and healthy aging population. Milner’s contributions to the conversation about healthy aging have not only established him as a leading voice in the field but have also helped shape the way we think about aging and its impact on society as a whole. Overall, his expertise, leadership, and vision have been instrumental in advancing the conversation about healthy aging and promoting a more active and fulfilling lifestyle for older adults.

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Healthy aging: The Great Disruptor

Healthy aging is transforming the way we think about growing older. With advancements in healthcare and technology, people are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. This shift is disrupting traditional notions of aging, challenging negative stereotypes, and paving the way for a new era of possibility and promise.

In this context, the idea of healthy aging has emerged as a “great disruptor” – a force that is reshaping our understanding of what it means to age well. From wearable health monitors to virtual social networks, technology is transforming the way we age. Meanwhile, changing demographics are upending traditional patterns of work, family, and social engagement.

In this presentation, we will explore the changing landscape of aging and the exciting possibilities for living longer, healthier lives. We will examine the key factors that contribute to healthy aging, from diet and exercise to social connections and mental health. And we will discuss the business implications of this shift, and what organizations and individuals can do to create a world where healthy aging is within reach for all.

The Aging Consumer: A Game-Changer for Today's Businesses

Join us for this stimulating session that takes a deep dive into the world of aging consumers and their vital role in the success of your business both now and in the future. Get ready to gain valuable insights into the opportunities and challenges presented by this demographic, and discover why understanding them is crucial to your growth and profitability.

In this session, you’ll explore how the latest trends in aging are creating new industries, programming, products, marketing approaches, and environments designed to cater to the needs of today’s older consumers, from health and wellness to travel and leisure. You’ll also discover the latest marketing and communication strategies that resonate with this demographic and learn the secrets to building a brand that truly connects with older consumers and inspires brand loyalty.

With practical tips, real-life examples, and expert insights, this session will equip you with the tools you need to succeed in an aging marketplace. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tap into the vast potential of the older consumer and take your business to new heights of success!

Transforming Senior Living with the Power of Wellness

Are you ready to transform senior living with the power of wellness? As a senior living operator, you understand the importance of exceptional care, but how do you set your community apart and attract new residents? The answer is simple: wellness. And this session is designed to help you harness its incredible potential.

Discover the value of wellness and its impact on senior living. Learn about the key performance indicators (KPIs) necessary to assess your ROI and measure success. And uncover the secrets to communicating the benefits of wellness programs to stakeholders, from residents to investors.

By the end of this exciting session, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to confidently build a persuasive business case for investing in wellness throughout your organization. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unlock the power of wellness and transform your community into a vibrant, thriving hub of health and happiness!

Unlock the Future: Closing Gaps is the “Key”

The future of wellness is person centered.

Solutions will be precise and designed for the individual—an approach supported by in-the-moment technology, engaging and well environments, meaningful programs and connections, and highly skilled staff. Whether seen in life developments or detected via monitoring, the resulting active and passive outcomes will become the heart of a model created to extend healthspan and promote wellness.

Yet, achieving this future relies on how well you manage the “now” by closing the gaps between aspiration, realization, and implementation. No matter how much you believe in wellness, the long-term success of your wellness culture (or program) will be determined by gaps between the importance you ascribe to it within your community or organization and the effectiveness with which you implement it. Prepare now to unlock the future.

This thought-provoking session will offer guidance and outline strategies to help you identify and close gaps that could impede your ability to embrace the future of wellness—and fully reap its benefits and rewards.

The Transformation Power of Wellness for an Aging Population

Get ready to embrace the transformative power of wellness! It’s no longer just a trend, it’s changing the way we live and age. As we prioritize our health and well-being, businesses are stepping up and adapting to meet the demand. In this session, we’ll explore how wellness is revolutionizing the way we age.

Discover how businesses to your needs, incorporating wellness into their culture, while also offering innovative products and programs to create healthier environments. And learn how you can harness the power of wellness to transform your own life, from adopting healthy habits to unlocking your full potential.

With real-life examples and case studies, this exciting session will demonstrate the incredible impact of wellness. Whether you’re a business owner looking to create wellness programs for your clients, or an individual seeking to improve your own well-being, this session will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unlock the power of wellness and transform your life!

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Living Better Longer is Driving New Models

Speaker testimonials

“Thank you so much, Colin. Your presentation was amazing! Everyone in the office is still talking about it and I received a number of emails and comments from members. We loved it!”


“On multiple occasions the University of Southern California School Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has had the good fortunate to see the students of Trends in Aging Services Masters Degree class hosting a Guest lecture by Colin Milner. A frequent comment made by students is that Colin and ICAA are creating the trends as much as reporting on them.
He is always at the top of “Favorite Guest Speakers” feedback, and is willing to take the time to explain not only the surface trends but the underlying currents of evolving senior sensibilities. He is a rare expert who can make his topic meaningful and entertaining.”

CEO, West Bay Senior Living

Colin has a very engaging and impactful speaking style which brings to life the compelling data and the reality of active aging for people, populations and health systems. His message is a hugely positive and inspiring one of the possibility to avoid frailty, reframe what growing older means and live well in our golden years. As a keynote address Colin’s contribution was one of the highlights of our Active and Independent Living event.

Jacqui Lunday Johnstone, OBE Chief Health Professions Officer Scottish Government , Edinburgh, UK

Our group of retirement developers and operators from Australia and New Zealand were particularly interested in how to facilitate physical and emotional wellness at their villages. Colin’s presentation was filled with practical examples and thought-provoking questions for the group. The delivery was engaging and entertaining, especially so for a breakfast session.

Alice Murray Marketing Director One Fell Swoop, Australia.

Colin Milner provided a dynamic presentation on the future trends that will impact on Senior Centres with the aging of the “Boomers”. His insight on the combination of technology, changing values and health and wellness, gave us much “food for thought” as we plan for the future. Colin’s keynote address provided a great opening for our conference and was a highlight for our delegates.

William Krever Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario

Well another STOTT PILATES® Conference has come and gone! This year with over 26 countries represented it truly was a coming together of a global community of excellence. We’d like to thank you for being a part of our Community of Excellence Event last week here in Toronto. Not only was your presentation for our Licensed Training Centers and Distributors informative and very topical for this audience, but your expertise in active aging cannot be replicated. We were all very taken with your candid discussion and appreciate you making the trip to visit with us. The impact that you had on our partners was invaluable, and we hope your influence will help others enhance their work with the active aging in their Pilates practices.

It’s always a pleasure, Colin. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Lindsay G. Merrithew President & CEO, STOTT PILATES -- a subsidiary of Merrithew Corp.

Colin speaks and writes from the heart and it shows. His passion and drive is matched only by his energy and knowledge, it’s enough to make even the most fit at heart exhausted. As the operator of 55 clubs, my opinion is that Colin Milner is one of the few people in the fitness industry today that truly understands the needs and challenges of the older adult market.

Dave Patchel-Evans President - GoodLife Fitness

I want to thank you for spending the day with Jason and I. I had many consulting sessions in my business career. I found the day with you the most productive and useful of them all. You show great degree of openness and professionalism, and I am looking forward to working with you in the future in
this exciting venture.

Davidi Gilo Chairman, Vyyo, Inc., Cupertino, CA

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