Success in Aging® Seal of Distinction…. Gerontologist-Approved!
The seal denotes that Di Patterson, Gerontologist, has reviewed and evaluated the products, services, and companies awarded with the Success in Aging® Seal of Distinction, and they have met her criteria based on the biology, psychology, sociology, ethics and lifespan development principles of successful aging.*
“Welcome to my Success in Aging® Marketplace. As a Gerontologist, I identify and promote products, services and companies that Boomers and their aging parents would want to know about. I study research, note health and social trends, and investigate a wide variety of resources with the eyes of a well-trained Gerontologist so that I can determine their value to the aging public”.
“I am happy to align myself with these products, services and companies because of their high level of integrity, the strong benefits of these products and/or services offered to the older adult community, and other positive aspects including cost-to-value, ease of access for purchase and delivery, and ethical business practices (return/replacement policies; customer service commitment, customer education on products, etc.) of awarded companies. I can proudly extend my recommendation and my Success in Aging® Seal of Distinction!” Di Patterson, MSG, CPG
Di Patterson’s definition of Success in Aging® has three categories:
1. Proaction: Actively engaging with your aging process, choosing how you want to age.
2. Parameters: Realities of your health and your budget, and your choices within them.
3. Preferences: Your personal tastes and lifestyles, looking toward a joyful older age!
“I am a great believer in “getting off the couch” early when it comes to positive aging. The sooner we start to prepare and plan for our own old age, the better! Whatever your age, today is a great day to begin working toward your own success in aging. I will continue to search for the products, services and companies that serve Boomers and their aging parents with distinction! ” Di Patterson, MSG, CPG
The Success in Aging® Seal of Distinction program was created by Credentialed Professional Gerontologist, Di Patterson, MSG, CPG.
*Successful aging, defined in 1984 by Drs. Robert L. Kahn and John W. Rowe:
1. High physical and mental functioning
2. Low risk of disease and disability
3. An active engagement in life