Elinor GinzlerElinor  Ginzler is currently the Senior Director of the Center for Supportive Services at the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington. With senior staff responsibility for an array of community based programs serving older adults, she oversees a medical adult day center, a social day program for adults with early stage memory loss, caregiver education, outreach and support, senior transportation services and mobility management programs.

Prior to her position with the JCA, Ms. Ginzler was with AARP for over 14 years, most recently as the Vice President for Health Portfolio, directing strategic planning and monitoring for AARP’s integrated health work including advocacy, consumer education and outreach, programs, products and services.  She also served as Senior Vice President for Livable Communities Strategies in AARP’s Office of Social Impact, spearheading the association’s work on housing, community services and mobility options.

Ms. Ginzler joined AARP in 1998, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in program management and development at the national, state, and community levels and experience working collaboratively with public, private, non-profit and community-based organizations.

Ms. Ginzler has been a lead spokesperson at AARP on housing, health and long term care, older driver safety, mobility options, and caregiving. She has been featured on national industry and consumer news outlets including The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.  In addition, she is co-author with Hugh Delehanty of Caring for Your Parents – The Complete Family Guide, published by Sterling Publishing.

Ms. Ginzler holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her graduate studies at the University of Maryland.