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Terry Kaelber

Director, Institute for Empowered Aging

Terry Kaelber works at United Neighborhood Houses of New York as Director of Community Engagement Projects.  While at UNH, he has been responsible for its participation in the Community Experience Partnership (CEP), a national older adult community engagement initiative funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies in partnership with The New York Community Trust.  More recently, he has worked to develop and manage a partnership with the New York Department for the Aging that positions older adults in senior centers as a resource for increasing access to and use of healthy food in high need neighborhoods, and is also working with UNH member agencies to engage New York City Housing Authority residents in the development and implementation of resident led and driven projects that improve healthy food access and use.

Prior to working at United Neighborhood Houses, Terry was the Executive Director of SAGE – Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders; a delegate at the 2005 White House Conference on Aging; a recipient of the SHARE Award for Innovations in Aging from the University of Pennsylvania; Director of the Neighborhood Ownership Works Program for the City of New York, rehabilitating thousands of low-income housing units; and currently serves on a national advisory committee to an Administration on Aging initiative -- Community Innovations for Aging in Place. Terry has presented widely on aging issues throughout the U.S. and in Europe, and holds a MPA degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

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