October 24, 2018
RIVERDALE, NY–Daniel Reingold, President and CEO of RiverSpring Health, will be recognized by the senior healthcare field’s highest award—the Award of Honor—by LeadingAge on Sunday, October 28, at the LeadingAge Annual Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, PA.
Reingold, internationally recognized as a visionary and leader in the field of aging, is most well known for transforming the lives of older adults through innovative programs that focus on maximizing quality of life, including:
—Creating the nation’s first sexual expression policy in long-term care
—Co-founding the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice, the nation’s first elder abuse shelter
—Starting the HOPE (Healthcare Offers Permanent Employment) program for non-diploma bound high school students
—Reducing prescription medication intake of Hebrew Home residents by making medical cannabis accessible to them
Reingold has become a highly visible advocate for older adults, having testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and attending the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
“Dan is an inspiration. He continues to bring new ideas and creativity to his organization and to our field and is never one to say ‘it can’t be done.’ The older adults, families and employees who have the opportunity to experience Dan’s leadership are truly fortunate. We are a better LeadingAge because of Dan and his passion for our field,” said Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO of LeadingAge, whose members and partners include 6,000+ nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state associations, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research centers.
Reingold serves on the boards of directors of the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition, of which he was a past chairman, the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), and is Chair of the Association of Jewish Aging Services. He received a B.A. from Hobart College, an M.S.W. from Columbia University, and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University.
The Award of Honor is the highest award LeadingAge bestows. It is presented to an individual who has provided transformative leadership in aging services to advance the common good. In 1975, Daniel’s father, Jacob Reingold, received this prestigious honor.