This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. With the silver Tsunami of seniors in full force we need solutions to meet their needs. Restoring the benefits of concepts that worked until the 21st century that helped seniors age in their own homes is the vison of the modern day “Village” movement. Yasmin Shah also introduces us to a new word (Seenager) that will challenge us to look at the golden years of our lives differently. Yasmin Shah is a seasoned executive and an entrepreneur; who has launched, transformed and grown companies. Now she has a mission to provide the aging population a way to thrive, be part of society and age in their own beloved homes. After many years of taking care of her parents and learning tough lessons through her experience, she has passionately taken on the cause of transforming the lives of seniors by tackling most difficult issues; lack of purpose and isolation. She is a visionary that excels in assessing the present challenges and architecting solutions for the future. Equally adept at using her left Brain and Right brain, her eclectic mix of her professional life includes: an Electrical Engineering degree, executive management positions at high tech companies, Owner of franchise hair salons, and Angel investor. Her professional career is matched with her long history of volunteering in the community. Her eclectic experience includes being a Protocol Officer at Centennial Olympics, Professional Speaker for domestic violence and adoption, Trained Facilitator for issue resolutions in the workplace, Co-Founder and Coach for Idea Potential Lab for Women entrepreneurs. She currently serves as Co-Founder and President of the Board for 2 non-profits in San Diego. One is networking organization in San Diego for technology executives, and other is a membership based organization that enables seniors to age in their own homes in their existing communities. She also served as President of the Board for Tierrasanta Village of San Diego for 7 years. Yasmin passions and energy is rivaled only by her desire to inspire and help others. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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