Judi Bonilla advises on a wide range of aging topics and consults with clients facing complex family issues. Her extensive knowledge of aging services provides an expert picture of resources for older adults. She regularly handles matters involving housing, lifelong learning, and transportation.
In addition, Judi also counsels startups and small businesses working with senior centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Older Americans Act, and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Matters often include employment, health, and various related issues.
In tune with emerging issues affecting aging and longevity, Judi regularly authors blogs and speaks about developing older entrepreneurs, improving brain health, strategies for older drivers, as well as policies affecting older adults.
Judi rejoined Advocates for Aging after the fellowship with Hispanics in Philanthropy. Her research efforts focusing on managing chronic conditions and reducing the risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease by using public transit. Previously she was a fellow with Senior Services America researching employment opportunities for older adults.
Earlier in her career, Judi gained significant experience in the senior center space. There, she gained insight into the population using center services.
- Author of Freewheeling After Sixty a comprehensive look at senior transportation with an action plan focusing on independence and mobility.
- Named to 1st Los Angeles Aging into the Future Conference bringing tech companies, innovators, and experts in aging.
- Selection by Aging and Independence Service to present at the Vital Aging Summit. The track-focused, on Transportation & Mobility: Don’t Get Stuck Without Options
- Chosen by SXSW panel as the first gerontologist to appear at the conference. The talk Aging: The Opportunity For Continuing Education.
- Picked by LeadingAge to attend Hackfest, resulting in developing a People’s Choice Prize Winner. The online platform developed curates memories for those with an early dementia diagnosis.
- Won Hispanics in Philanthropy Fellowship. Her research focused on risk reduction of chronic conditions and Alzheimer’s Disease among Latinos.