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Phyllis Ayman Ambassador for Conscious Aging Life Management and #1 WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author, Podcaster

Phyllis Ayman is the Ambassador for Conscious Aging Life Management, and founder of Mindful Longevity Solutions. She coaches individuals to develop their Personalized Longevity or Wellness Care Plans so they can live as healthfully, happily ,and fulfilled as they possibly can. As an aging life careplanning coach and mediator, she guides families to make decisions and mediate challenging conversations around aging care issues. She conceived and owns the trademark IMpathy®, essentially the inner game of empathy, which the hallmark of her proprietary programs.

Ayman is a #1 WSJ and USA Today Best Selling author, featured speaker, panel moderator, trainer, advocate gerontological speech/language pathologist and dementia care specialist. She spent over 40,000 hours working with thousands of individuals and families in long term care. Her writings have been featured in Next Avenue, McKnight’s Long Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, and the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner Newsletters.

She is known for her communication skills, empathy, unwavering high standards of care, expertise, integrity, authenticity, and is passionate about changing the culture of ageist attitudes towards older adults and improving quality of care and quality of life with consideration towards our diverse senior population.

Phyllis conceived and hosts the podcast SeniorsSTRAIGHTTalk: Bringing Informative Conversations to the Senior Years of Our Lives highlighting relevant issues for seniors, their families, loved ones and the population at large. The Pass It On Network, the podcast’s collaborative partner, is a member of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Ageing.Through informative and engaging conversations with thought leaders, professionals, and individuals who share their experiences, listeners gain insights and information that will be meaningful for their everyday lives. She writes a wekly blog titled: The SeniorScape™.

Phyllis has presented workshops and educational seminars in both the public and private sector including Corporate Headquarters of ESPN, CT Department of Justice and major national insurance providers. She has worked with all levels of the organizational structure including administrators, medical directors, managers, supervisors and line staff.

Ayman was nominated to be a member to the CMS independent Coronavirus commission on Safety & Quality for Nursing Homes and a member of the Mitre Corporation National COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.
She serves proudly as a member of the United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing, a board member of the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and an advisory board member to Y.E.S. – Youth Engaging Seniors.

She is passionate about Ballroom Dancing and enjoys tennis.

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Stress And Humor Awareness Month The Seniorscape® &Raquo; File 3
Stress and Humor Awareness Month The SeniorScape®

These two ideas may seem diametrically opposed. However, as an allied health professional, it struck me that humor has often been the one thing that has gotten my colleagues and me through some of the…

These two ideas may …

These two ideas may seem diametrically opposed. However, as an allied health professional, it struck me that humor has often been the one thing that has gotten my colleagues and me through some of the most serious situations.   Do you recall the 1998 film Patch Adams? It was based on the book Gesundheit, translated to mean “Good Health is a Laughing Matter,” about the physician Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams. Though the film oversimplifies Adam’s philosophy and activism, it presents the healing power that humor can bring to a situation or condition.   …

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When Will Society Love Our Elders? The Seniorscape® &Raquo; File 3
When Will Society Love Our Elders? The SeniorScape®

For the past several months, I have been consulting as a speech/language pathologist at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in a small upstate New York town.   Initially, it seemed like the…

For the past several…

For the past several months, I have been consulting as a speech/language pathologist at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in a small upstate New York town.   Initially, it seemed like the building was in the middle of nowhere…a small town that had likely seen better days. However, after a time, I realized it was a short distance from the nursing home Dr. Bill Thomas transformed and chronicled in his book “Life Worth Living.” A nursing home that offered a quality of life and quality of care unprecedented before that time. A transformation where people were surrou…

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What Can You Learn From An Older Person The Seniorscape® &Raquo; File 1
What Can You Learn from An Older Person The SeniorScape®

While I’ve always appreciated that you can learn from others, and especially older adults, which was informed and punctuated by my entire professional career in long term care, a recent experien…

While I’ve alw…

While I’ve always appreciated that you can learn from others, and especially older adults, which was informed and punctuated by my entire professional career in long term care, a recent experience highlights that point. I’m especially happy to be sharing this first story during Women’s History Month.   I’ve been covering at a small long term care facility as a speech/language pathologist in a very remote area in upstate New York. Actually, it’s practically in the middle of nowhere. In its heyday it was a town of approximately 10,000, but with migrating bu…

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What I Learned On International Woman'S Day The Seniorscape® &Raquo; File 3
What I Learned on International Woman’s Day The SeniorScape®

I was thrilled when asked to participate in an International Women’s Day event representing the United States for the G100.   It took me some time to determine the content of my present…

I was thrilled when …

I was thrilled when asked to participate in an International Women’s Day event representing the United States for the G100.   It took me some time to determine the content of my presentation, and even as I made the decision, I wasn’t completely confident how it would apply to the event or the significance of the day.   After all, people often ask me how I went from being a speech/language pathologist in nursing homes to being an advocate and spokesperson for the quality of life and quality of care that our eldest citizens receive and Coaching people to develop s…

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There'S So Much More To Do The Seniorscape® &Raquo; File 3
There’s So Much More To Do The SeniorScape®

The other day a business associate asked how long I’ve been in my profession. After a few moments of pondering, I was astounded by my response. I received my Master of Science Degree in 1974. …

The other day a busi…

The other day a business associate asked how long I’ve been in my profession. After a few moments of pondering, I was astounded by my response. I received my Master of Science Degree in 1974. Oh my goodness!!!! I’m having my 50th year anniversary.   As our conversation continued, as I often do, I passionately described my big vision film project to address the important issue of improving the value we place on older adults which ultimately affects the care and treatment they receive. My associate didn’t miss a beat when he poignantly said, “50 years for a spe…

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