WHO IS KELLY
Kelly Grace O’Connor (aka SeniorCareKelly) is a lifestyle advocate and elder care consultant based in Denver, Colorado. Supporting hundreds of elders and their families over the years, Kelly stands firm that as a country, we have an opportunity to celebrate our elders in a bigger and bolder way.
Kelly is on a nationwide crusade to disrupt and dispel myths and prejudices against aging and elderhood in America, through keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, product innovation and more. Her core business remains the heart of her daily life, helping families make confident decisions about senior care and senior living.
WHAT KELLY DOES
SENIOR PRODUCTS CONSULTING
Industry consulting for manufacturers which are innovating senior products in terms of form, function and style. Product testing, product reviews and ecommerce coming soon.
SENIOR LIVING CONSULTING
Training, consulting and program development for resident acquisition and retention, drawing from hundreds of national, regional and local senior living communities.
SENIOR LIVING PLACEMENT
Professional support for families seeking a personal guide to help them make empowered decisions about the right care setting and senior living community for their loved one. Local advisors available nationwide.
ELDER CARE CONSULTING
Elder care consulting supporting families in crisis, elders who want to stay at home safely and those who want to understand the senior living landscape before the time of need.
KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS
Dynamic speaking and workshop engaging audiences to end ageism in society, support caregivers in the workplace, celebrate elderhood, advance planning, and more.
WHY SHE DOES IT
Kelly was raised in a multi-generational household with her two brothers, two parents and two grandmothers. While her mom and dad were busy working, Kelly spent many afternoons watching soap operas, eating homemade Chex Mix, and playing Bridge with people 50 and 60 years her senior.
At this young age, her values were clear – friendships were never about age, race, gender, politics, or religion – she’s always felt all people deserve dignity, respect and joy, especially her elders.
Through her elder care consulting work, Kelly noticed a disturbing trend; her clients were denying themselves the care and support they needed because they didn’t want to be seen as “old.” No one does. All human beings deserve to be honored, cherished and celebrated every day of their lives, especially those who have been blessed to live a long life. Kelly joined the #EndAgeism movement and has dedicated her life to being a champion for older adults.