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Success In Aging®

About Di Patterson

Di Patterson, MSG, CPG is a Credentialed Professional Media Gerontologist, and founder at Success in Aging Center®, Inc. and Season of Life® Conference, Inc. Since 1979, Di co-produced several music albums and co-owns Matters of the Heart Music. Since 2008, Di has won 10 National Mature Media Awards and New Product and Technology Awards at dipatterson.com, successinagingcenters.com and her app: Season of Life® Conferences.

In 2012, Di won Senior Care Hero Awards Advocate, Gerontologist and Educator of the Year. In 2015, Di was guest Gerontologist on NBC’s The TODAY Show, speaking about Senior day programs and caregiving for older adults. Di worked as an Aging consultant on several movies; most notably for Jerry Lewis on his last movie, Max Rose, released in 2016. Di is a guest judge for seniorawards.com.

In 2017, Di hosted her first Season of Life® Conference at Biola University, bringing Pat and Debby Boone onstage to sing and tell their vibrant Aging stories. Di uses media arts to promote her Success in Aging® brands at Success in Aging Center® Inc., Success in Aging TV® and Season of Life® Conference, Inc., a CA Aging Education 501c3 where she is Creative Director of Videos and Essentials Boxes.

Di currently proudly serves as a Board member of Meals on Wheels, Orange County, sits on the Board of the Biola University Alumni Leadership Council, and is an ambassador for Alzheimers, Orange County.

Di is a member of GSA: Gerontological Society of America, NAPG: National Association for Professional Gerontologists, ASA: American Society on Aging, and CCGG: California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Di’s book LIFE, CAMERA, ACTION! is available on Kindle at Amazon.com.


These are some of the partnerships Di Patterson has had the honor of being a part of

Di Patterson, Senior Care Hero Award Winner

Left to right: Rod Gomez, Fairhaven; Holly Hagler, Senior Serv; Robert Dowson, Fairhaven and SCHA Lifetime Achievement Honoree; Di Patterson, 2018 SCHA Chair; Michael Alarcon, Fairhaven

Interview with Di Patterson, Event Chair, and Henri DiCarlo, KTLA Morning News celebrity host

The National Mature Media Awards® is the nation’s largest awards program of its kind. It annually recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for older adults. The competition is celebrating its 30th year in 2021.

The 9th Annual New Product & Technology Awards, organized by the Mature Market Resource Center [sm] (MMRC), recognizes innovative products, services, and technologies for older adults and their families. The competition also includes recognition of web-based and mobile resources — websites, social media, e-newsletters, mobile applications, and more.

Being older means battling invisible barriers to being healthy, and too often, doing it alone. Many frail seniors struggle behind our neighborhood doors to get enough nutrients to stay healthy. Too many can’t afford healthy food, lose their appetite or the motivation to eat from loneliness, aren’t mobile enough to get to local stores, or may be physically unable to cook. Food insecurity and malnutrition means hunger for a senior, but it also means chronic disease and higher healthcare costs. Well-being is the most important factor contributing to quality of life and longevity. Meals on Wheels, Orange County helps frail seniors fight the good fight everyday! Di is proud to be a current Board Member of Meals on Wheels, Orange County.

Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC®) provides support to Orange County families and individuals through brain health and dementia education, care consultations, community resource connections, Adult Day Health Services, residential memory care services, and more. Have questions? Call our Helpline at 844-373-4400. Di has been an Ambassador for ALZOC for many years and proudly serves as she is needed.

What LIFE, CAMERA, ACTION! presents is less about revelation or education and more about refocusing on and recognizing what you very likely already know. It delightfully ignites enthusiasm for the wonderful stories you have seen on the silver screen. Just reading it encourages you to re-examine the lessons you have learned as you have traversed the journey of your years so life can be easier and just plain more fun!

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Bob Bennett

“I co-founded Matters of the Heart Music with Bob Bennett in the early 1980s to inspire and encourage people through Contemporary Music.”

Wikipedia lists the album of the same name: “In January 1983, CCM Magazine named it "Album of the Year - 1982", beating Amy Grant’s Age to Age It was later named it as one of the "Top 20 Christian Albums of All Time" and listed at No. 65 in the book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.

Debby and Pat Boone

Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter: Forty years ago this summer (of 2017), Debby Boone set a record by topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 10 straight weeks with the title track of her first solo album, “You Light Up My Life,” which eventually became the biggest hit of the 1970s.

The singer will commemorate the occasion by performing the song on August 11th at the inaugural Season of Life® Conference, dubbed Icons of Aging, where she’ll sing on the same stage as her dad, Pat Boone, who will perform his hit song “Love Letters in the Sand,” which, 60 years ago this summer, spent five weeks as No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100.

While performing with her dad is rare, Debby Boone says she still sings “You Light Up My Life” regularly. “The lyrics are transcending,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “Couples use it as their wedding song, parents say it reminds them of their children, and some say it has a religious meaning for them.”

The mellow love song led to Debby Boone winning a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1977, but she acknowledges that she doesn’t relate to a lot of the music that is racking up Grammy wins nowadays.

“Times have changed. Songs that are hits now would never be hits in 1977. I remember driving my kids to school at 8 a.m. and hearing these really sexual lyrics,” she says. “But I don’t lament the good old days. I’m not a curmudgeon. My kids turned out great. Maybe I’ll be horrified all over again when my grandkids listen to those lyrics.”

Debby Boone, 60, and Pat Boone, 83, will be performing in La Mirada, Calif., on behalf of the Season of Life® Conference series founded by Gerontologist Di Patterson.

“I’m as healthy as I was at 20,” Pat Boone told THR. “Sure, I inherited good genes, but I’ve never trusted in just that. I’m looking forward to the event so my daughter and I can share our health secrets.”

Wikipedia says: Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, filmmaker, actor, humanitarian and singer. Nicknamed "The King of Comedy", he was widely known for his "kid" and "idiot" persona of the 1940s, 1950s and 60s. He was one-half of a highly famous comedy duo Martin and Lewis with singer Dean Martin from 1946 to 1956. In 1966 Lewis hosted his first annual Labor Day Weekend telethon for the MDA, and he continued hosting the telethon until 2010.

Max Rose - I am blessed to be the Consulting Gerontologist on Jerry Lewis’s final movie. From the website: “A jazz pianist makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.”

I am honored to be a member of the current Biola University Alumni Leadership Council. Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. Founded in 1908, Biola offers biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation within a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.

The mission of the Southeast District Law Auxiliary is to support the spouses of the legal community of the Southeast District Bar Association, to provide social events and fundraising opportunities to support the local community, and to encourage collegiality and interaction within the membership of the Southeast District Bar Association.

Di was honored to serve a 2-year term as President of this fine organization after a 2-year Vice Presidency, fundraising for worthy community organizations within its purview. In 1998, while President of SEDLA: South East District of Los Angeles County Law Auxiliary, Di authored a successful Petition to Install Weapons Detection Security Systems at the Superior Courthouse in Norwalk, CA, to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. I was honored by speaking at the ribbon-cutting in December, 1998.

Aging Studies, also known as Gerontology, is a discipline that systematically examines older adults, the meaning of age, and the nature of the aging process by employing methodology from multiple fields, including biology, economics, psychology, sociology, human services, and health science.

Our mission is to provide the learning, research, and practice opportunities that produce outstanding aging specialists who meet the needs of the aging population.

As life expectancy increases, the demand increases for professionals who comprehend the issues associated with aging and can apply this knowledge in serviceable ways. Aging Studies provides students with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking tools to appreciate and address diverse concerns of adult development and aging.

At CSUF, we offer a minor in Aging Studies, a timely and marketable addition to any major. We also offer a Masters in Gerontology for those who want to become experts and develop enhanced professional skills necessary to support the aging population.

The National Mature Media Awards® is the nation’s largest awards program of its kind. It annually recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for older adults. The competition is celebrating its 30th year in 2021.

During 1998-2000, as Vice-President of the JFK Fighting Irish Marching Band Boosters, Di was Publicity Chair and a Chaperone for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Band. Comprised of 1,000 American marching band students from 3 Orange County, 3 San Diego County and 2 Atlanta, GA, a nod to the 1996 Olympic host high schools, and another 1,000 band students from Australia and Pacific Rim nations, this Band travelled 8 times over Australia’s Grand Canyon to practice in the Olympic Stadium.

Due in part to this vigilance, the 2000 Summer Olympic Games marked a first of no terrorism at the Summer Games since 1972. Di also co-designed the Sydney 2000 Olympic Band Logo that was used on all Band promo product throughout the 2000-member “O Band” for their many supporters.

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Success in Aging® Seal of Distinction...

In my Success in Aging® Marketplace, I will be offering products designed to fight isolation and make the lives of Seniors, and older Disabled, Widowed, and Veterans better. As a Gerontologist, I identify 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.

My Success in Aging® Essentials Boxes

Success in Aging® Essentials Boxes, which are mailed directly to their recipients, help fight social isolation and offer a healthy dose of HOPE: Helping Older People Engage! I am happy to align myself with products, services and companies with a high level of integrity and the strong benefits these products and services offer to older adults, the disabled and veterans. 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 are a large part of my focus.

The Season of Life® Video Series

Season of Life® Video Programs offer a variety of entertaining and informative educational programs relevant to the interests, experiences, and vital issues of people ages 60 and above and their families and caregivers. Season of Life® Video Programs reject isolation and are designed to strengthen, enlighten and equip ALL seniors and their families and caregivers with Senior Social/Recreational Day Programs accessible in subscription format on Vimeo and on closed-tablet systems.

Season of Life® Video Programs serve seniors, including older veterans, the widowed and the disabled, in their homes.

Season of Life® Video Programs will launch in early 2022.

My definition of Success in Aging® has three categories:

  • Proaction: Actively engaging with your aging process, choosing how you want to age.
  • Parameters: Realities of your health and your budget, and your choices within them.
  • 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®.