Benjamin Surmi Keynote Speaker

Benjamin Surmi, MSG

Unlocking the Power of Perspective in Aging Gracefully

Discover the keys to a vibrant and purposeful life in your golden years. Join us as we debunk aging myths, explore the profound impact of perspective on health, and share inspiring stories of local seniors living their best lives. Get ready to embrace aging with optimism and purpose.

Benjamin Surmi

Social Gerontologist, MSG
Director of Education and Culture, Koelsch Communities

Empowering people to thrive – no matter what disability or cognitive disorder they may live with – is the focus of Benjamin’s work as a social gerontologist. Caregiver, activity director, lifelong learning center director, and home repair coordinator were each roles that shaped his understanding of the unique needs of seniors. Currently, he guides the person-centered training for over 2,000 employees in 8 states, drives Koelsch Innovation Lab, and coaches 70+ wellness directors and 41+ Executive Directors who support over 1,500 seniors. His passion is imagining the impossible and building alliances that make it possible.