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Elinor Ginzler
Director for Livable Communities

Elinor Ginzler is Director for Livable Communities in the Office of Social Impact at AARP. She is responsible for the development of multi-year strategic plans to achieve social impact goals for AARP in the areas of Mobility and Housing, and driving the execution of annual operational plans, using matrix management cross association working groups.    

Since joining AARP in 1998, Ms. Ginzler has been a key leader in AARP independent living/long-term care efforts and has been instrumental in planning, designing, coordinating and overseeing programmatic work in these areas. 


With over 20 years experience in service delivery systems to the elderly, she has an extensive work history in program management and development, as well as experience in working collaboratively with public, private non-profit and community-based organizations.


She is an expert on long-term care issues, including home and community-based services, caregiving, nursing home quality and other long-term care housing issues.  She has served on several boards and task forces including the Eldercare Locator Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors for the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission and the Board of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In addition, she is co-author with Hugh Delehanty of Caring for Your Parents –The Complete AARP Guide, published by Sterling Publishing.


Ms. Ginzler holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her graduate studies at the University of Maryland.

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