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YOUTH'N UP Your life

Dr. David J. Demko, PhD, Clinical Gerontologist, demko@demko.com

    ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
  • PhD, Educational Gerontology, University Michigan
  • MA, Sociology, West Virginia University
  • Alpha Kappa Delta, Nat Sociology Honor Society, WVU
  • BA, Psychology, West Virginia University
  • Gerontology/Geriatrics Certifications, Knight Foundation
  • Certification, Telecourse Instructional Packages
    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • National Press Club Washington D.C.
  • Editors & Publishers Directory of Syndicated Columnists
  • American Sociological Association, Member and Donor
  • Gerontological Society of America, Member and Donor
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Master Teacher & Master Teacher Trainer Certifications, NCSPOD-AACJC
    COMMISSIONS
  • US Admin on Aging Scholarship Advanced Studies in Aging
  • White House Conference on Aging, Pres Reagan
  • AARP-AACC keynote, White House Conference on Learning
  • Virginia Sylvester Endowed Professor Chair in Gerontology
  • Academy Ed Development, Careers for Older Americans
  • Michigan Community Colleges, Aging Education Research
  • Michigan Governor's Office, Retirement Planning Research
    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
  • Specialist in Aging, Univ Michigan - Institute of Gerontology
  • Pre-Retirement Planning Leadership, AARP Washington D.C.
  • Geriatric Functional Assessment, Univ South FL - School of Medicine
  • Senior Center Administration, Univ Michigan - Institute of Gerontology
  • Geriatric Milieu Therapy, Univ Michigan - Institute of Gerontology
  • Honors Professor Certification, Miami-Dade Honors College
  • Classroom Learning Assessment, Univ Miami, School of Education

Youth'n is Dr. Demko's patented formula for changing traditional notions about successful aging and active retirement lifestyles.
The following are members of the print and broadcast media who benefited from consultation, training, keynotes and expert interviews.
  • The Washington Center, George Washington Univ
  • Forbes
  • Wall Street Journal
  • SONY Lifestyle TV
  • Council of Alumni Association Executives
  • NASW 2010 Annual Gala, Miami Chapter
  • White House Conf on Aging, Pres Reagan
  • White House Conf Learning, Pres Clinton
  • White House Conf on Aging, Pres Bush
  • Planned Giving Council
  • American Sociological Society
  • League for Innovation
  • National Press Club
  • Clear Channel Cable
  • NPR
  • PBS
  • CBS News
  • NBC Today Show
  • NBC I-TV
  • Fox & Friends in the Morning
  • BBC Radio London
  • Reader's Digest
  • Academy for Ed Development
  • Diamond Technology Partners
  • PaineWebber Inc
  • Academy of Dispensing Audiologists
  • LifeCare Services Corporation
  • American Express
  • Lang Management
  • Morrisons Inc
  • Total Care Systems
  • Weyerhaeuser-Babcock
  • UpJohn Home Health Care
  • American Dental Association
  • Amer Assoc of Community Colleges
  • Florida Podiatric Medicine Society
  • FL Assoc Extension Home Economists
  • Univ Michigan School of Education
  • Wayne State Univ School of Nursing
  • Delta College
  • Mich Assoc of Community Colleges
  • Assoc Gerontology in Higher Ed
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Internat Hotel-Restaurant Tradeshow
  • Glamour magazine
  • Marie Claire magazine
  • MAXIM magazine
  • American Society on Aging
  • National Council on the Aging
  • Nat Institute of Senior Centers
  • Atlantic Marketing Association
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Internat Society Financial Planners
  • Nat Assoc Senior Living Industries
  • AARP, Washington, DC
  • Eastern Federal Credit Union
  • Retirement Living Magazine
  • FL Office of Elder Affairs
  • Manufacturers-Hanover
  • Manor Care
  • Dow Chemical Corporation
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Continental Telephone
  • Executone
  • Wickes Corporation
  • World Dental Congress
  • Amer Society Retired Dentists
    PUBLIC SERVICE
  • 2015 Seminar Speaker, Business Health Expo, Chamber of Commerce, St. John's River State College
  • 2015 Speaker, Senior Expo, Chamber of Commerce, St. John's River State College
  • 2015 Commencement Speaker, Concorde College Medical Campus
  • 2015 Keynote Speaker, Florida Association of Colleges, Palm Beach Atlantic
  • 2014 Commencement Speaker, Concorde College Graduates in Nursing
  • 2013 Ranked in Top 20 "Best College Teachers in U.S.A. Academic Term 2012-2013" by RateYourProfessor.com
  • 2012 Amazon Best-Seller Book in Pop Culture, June 2012, "Stop Acting Your Age, Start Living Your Life
  • 2011 Presidential Letter of Commendation MDC for meritorious service instrumental to the success of the college
  • 2010 Letter of Commendation, Pan African Student Association, faculty support
  • 2010 Nominated to appear in "Who's Who in America" 65th Edition, Marquis Publishing 2010
  • 2010 Letter of Commendation, The Washington Center, faculty leadership, Inside Washington Seminar
  • 2009 Letter of Commendation, Gerontological Society of America, scholarship fund donor
  • 2009 Letter of Commendation, American Sociological Association, ASA patron fund donor
  • 2008 Letter of Commendation, Gerontological Society of America, scholarship fund donor
  • 2008 Letter of Commendation, American Sociological Association, scholarship fund donor
  • 2008 Letter of Commendation, Miami International Book Fair, sponsorship
  • 2007 Letter of Commendation, Phi Theta Kappa, International Honors Society, Faculty Advisor
  • 2007 Who's Who Among Americas Best Teachers, top 5 percent of nation's premier educators, student selected
  • 2006 Presidential Letter of Commendation MDC for authorship of "Youth'n® Your Life" ISBN 0977662624
  • 2006 Commendation for Faculty Leadership, American Federation of Labor, Miami Dade College chapter
  • 2005 Awarded press credentials to report on proceedings of 2005 White House Conference on Aging
  • 2005 Who's Who Among Americas Best Teachers, excellence in teaching, student selected
  • 2004 Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award for public service and business leadership
  • 2004 Letter of Commendation, Governor's Office, Department of Elder Affairs, State of Florida
  • 2004 Commendation, Keynote Address, Honors Convocation, Miami-Dade College
  • 2003 National Merit Award, United States Congress, Service to President George W. Bush
  • 2003 Letter of Commendation, Dean of Student Services, Miami-Dade College
  • 2003 Letter of Commendation, National Honor Society, Student Service Award, Miami-Dade College
  • 2003 Faculty Supporter Award, Student Government Association, Miami-Dade College
  • 2003 Letter of Commendation, Miami-Dade College-wide Support Staff Council, Presidents Group
  • 2002 National Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, U.S. Congress, Business Advisory Council
  • 2002 Commendation, Keynote Address, Honors Convocation, Miami-Dade College
  • 2002 Published articles in Maxim Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Senior Market Magazine
  • 2002 Letter of Commendation, Office of the Dean, Honors College, Miami-Dade District
  • 2001 Presidential Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Miami-Dade North Campus
  • 2001 "Demko toward the A-list of quotable sources on aging trends", Palm Beach Post
  • 2001 Contributor, New York Times feature story, "Women over 60: Fashion's Lost Generation"
  • 2001 Letter of commendation for voluntary service, Florida Governor's Office on Aging
  • 2000 Who's Who Among Americas Best Teachers, teaching excellence, student selected
  • 2000 Directory of American Scholars, professional excellence, 10 edition
  • 2000 Promoted to Full Professor, Miami-Dade College
  • 1999 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Phi Theta Kappa, Miami-Dade College
  • 1999 Student Government Outstanding Faculty Award, Miami-Dade College
  • 1999 Twenty-five Internet Awards for excellence in website content and design
  • 1998 Student Government Outstanding Faculty Award, Miami-Dade College
  • 1997 Honors Faculty Member of the Year, Miami-Dade College, North Campus
  • 1997 Tenured and Promoted to Associate Professor Senior, Miami-Dade College
  • 1994 Commendations for Hispanic Heritage, Black History, and College Governance
  • 1994 Teaching Excellence Award, Phi Theta Kappa, MDCC Medical Campus Chapter
  • 1994 Selected to Whos Who Among Americas Best College Teachers
  • 1993 Certified Master Teacher Trainer - NCSPOD
  • 1992 Presidential Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Miami-Dade Medical Center
  • 1981 National Jaycees Board as an Outstanding Young Man in America
  • 1980 Consultant to the Academy for Educational Development, Careers for Older Americans
  • 1979 Educator of the Year Award, American College of Nursing Home Administrators
  • 1978 American Association of University Professors, Community Service Award
  • 1977 Michigan Association of Community Colleges commendation for statewide survey research
  • 1976 University of Michigan External Masters Degree in Adult Ed and Aging, Regional Consultant
  • 1976 Presidential Letter of Commendation for Institutional Leadership, Delta College

    ACADEMIC and MASS MEDIA PUBLICATIONS
  • 2013 Stop Acting Your Age tm the official guide to Everything ZOOMER D. Demko.
    AgeVenture® Press: Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN 978-1453802465

  • 2009 ZOOMER BOOMERS tm longevity personality traits keep you younger longer D. Demko.
    AgeVenture® Press: Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN 978-0977662647

  • 2007 Youth'n® Your Life tm stop acting your age, start living your life D. Demko.
    AgeVenture® Press: Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN 0-9776626-2-4

  • 2007 The Original Death Calculator: how to age-audit R life-expectancy (2nd edition) D. Demko.
    AgeVenture® Press: Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN 0-9776626-0-8

  • 2006 (June) "The Aging Education Continuum: toward a grand theory for institutional growth". D. Demko
    League for Innovation, Leadership Summit: St. Louis, Missouri.

  • 2006 Boomer, Zoomer tm and Beyond D. Demko.
    AgeVenture® Press: Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN 0-9776626-1-6

  • 2005 Enjoying Retirement in Favorite Ways D. Demko.
    AgeVenture® Press: Boca Raton, Florida.

  • 2005 (May) "Youth'n® Your Life: a 12-item recipe for rejuvenation" D. Demko. Glamour magazine.
    Conde Nast Publications: New York.

  • 2005 (January) "How Long Will Your Favorite Rock Star Live?" D. Demko. Maxim's Blender Magazine.
    Dennis Publishing: New York.

  • 2004 (September) "The Age-Audit: profiting in a mature market" D. Demko. Restaurant Start Up & Growth.
    : Parkville, MO.

  • 2004 (August) "Could You Live to be 100?" D. Demko. Marie Claire magazine.
    Hearst Communications Inc: New York.

  • 2004 (July) "How Long Will You Live" D. Demko. Reader's Digest (UK edition).
    Reader's Digest Association: London.

  • 2004 "The Death Calculator" (cover story) D. Demko and K. Mobley. Maxim's Blender Magazine.
    Dennis Publishing: New York.

  • 2004 (annual edition) "Retirement Doesn't Work" D. Demko. Retirement Guide 2004.
    50 Plus Lifestyles: Madison, WI.

  • 2003 (annual edition) "Creative Retirement" D. Demko. Retirement Guide 2003.
    50 Plus Lifestyles: Madison, WI.

  • 2003 "What Do Seniors Think of You? (cover story) Senior Market Advisor Magazine.
    Wiesner Publishing, Centennial, CO.

  • 2002 "Retirement tips for African-American Entrepreneurs". Black Enterprise Magazine.
    Earl G. Graves Publishing: New York.

  • 2002 "Age-Audit (tm) Your Business and get Senior-Friendly" Senior Market Advisor Magazine.
    Wiesner Publishing, Centennial, CO.

  • 2002 "The Death Calculator" (cover story) Maxim Magazine.
    Dennis Publishing: New York.

  • 1995 "Is Your Practice Senior-Friendly? Take the Age-Audit (tm) and Find Out"
    The Journal of Hearing Care and Technology. Williams and Wilkins: Baltimore, MD

  • 1992 "Staff Awareness: creating a user-friendly environment". In Hospitable Design
    for Healthcare and Senior Communities by Bush-Brown and Davis. Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York.

  • 1990 "SMART: Senior Marketing and Retirement Strategies". (cover story) In Boca Styles Magazine.
    Knight-Ridder Publications: Miami, FL

  • 1988 "Coping With Caring: aid for ailing elderly parents". In Boca Raton Magazine.
    JES Publishing: Boca Raton, FL

  • 1998 "O.P.A.L.S: Older People with Active Lifestyles: the growing majority". (cover story)
    In Boca Raton Magazine. JES Publishing: Boca Raton, FL

  • 1998-1990 Authored a total of six feature lifestyle articles on retirement issues.
    In Boca Raton Magazine. JES Publishing: Boca Raton, FL

  • 1982-86 Editor of Education for Aging News. Newsletter published by AARP and
    The National Council on the Aging: Washington, DC

  • 1984-86 Founder and Inaugural Editor of AGHE Exchange. Newsletter/Journal published
    by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE): Washington, DC

  • 1982 "The Aging Education Continuum". In New Directions in Continuing Education.
    Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco, CA

  • 1979 "Developing an Older Population Program". In New Directions in Community Colleges.
    Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco, CA

  • 1979 "Education for Aging: a model for developing institutions". In Gerontology in Higher Education.
    Wadsworth Publishers: Belmont, CA

  • 1979 "Utilization, Attrition, and the Senior Center".
    In Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Haworth Press: New York.

  • 1978 In the Service of Older Americans. (monograph)
    ERIC (Educational Resources and Information Center): Washington, DC.

  • 1977 "The Service Delivery Network System". In Senior Center Operation.
    The National Council on the Aging: Washington, DC.
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