Richard Browdie, President and CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland, Ohio, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Aging, a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

Browdie has served on the NCOA board since 2008. He replaces Msgr. Charles Fahey of Fordham University as chair.

Browdie joined Benjamin Rose as president and CEO in 2002. Prior to that he served as Secretary for Aging for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and was Executive Director of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging from 1993-1995.

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About the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: For more than 100 years, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging has worked to improve care for older adults and their caregivers. The main focus of BRIA is to assist older people and their families to live successfully in the community. Through service, research, and advocacy, BRIA works to fulfill its mission of advancing the health, independence, and dignity of older adults. For more information on the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, visit

About NCOA: The National Council on Aging (NCOA) mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities.

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