Andrea Gallagher

Andrea Gallagher, CSA®, is a for profit and nonprofit corporate leader and change agent. Applying her twenty-five years of executive leadership and transformation experience, today Andrea is innovating the senior and caregiver services world.

Ten years ago Andrea and her husband Peter “adopted” elderly neighbors and acted as caregivers for the couple as well as financial, legal and medical powers of attorney. After their passing, Andrea became attracted to the idea that life planning could make inevitable life transitions much easier for individuals and their families. Since that time, Andrea has dedicated her professional life to understanding the best practices available to assist others a positive aging experience.

Andrea is:

  • A Certified Senior Advisor® - The CSA designation program and exam provides a foundation of knowledge about the health, financial, and social issues that are important to a majority of seniors in the US.
  • Past-President, Life Planning Network, a national nonprofit comprised of professionals from diverse disciplines dedicated to helping people navigate the second half of life.
  • President, Senior Concerns, a California based nonprofit devoted to serving the needs of the senior and family caregiver community.
  • Life Transitions Chair, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Annual International Positive Aging Conference.
  • Creator of The Cards I’ve Been Dealt™- a card game designed to gently shape the dialogue between families, care networks and the individuals they support.
  • Editor and co-author of LIVE SMART AFTER 50!, The Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times.
  • Columnist, The Other Side of Fifty, Thousand Oaks Acorn.
  • Featured speaker at national conferences and guest writer in journals, magazines, and newsletters.

 

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