Dr. Bill Thomas joined Holiday Retirement as the company's chief wellness officer in 2017. Dr. Thomas is a world-renowned authority on geriatric medicine, in addition to being an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher and farmer. He is also the founder of The Eden Alternative, an international non-profit dedicated to creating quality of life for seniors and their care partners.
For nearly a quarter century, Dr. Thomas has transformed how seniors and their care partners view aging. Named a “top 10 innovator” by The Wall Street Journal and one of “America’s best leaders” by US News and World Report for his work shaping the future of retirement, Dr. Thomas brings his innovative outlook on aging and senior care to his role as chief wellness officer.
Changing the narrative
One study after another has proven that how we perceive aging, to a very large degree, determines how we age, Thomas says. With the accepted narrative of aging one of decline, disease, and disability, it’s difficult to look upon advancing years in a positive light. Dr. Thomas challenges the negative stereotypes in hopes of changing the narrative. “It’s the story that matters,” he says. “How people interpret their experience goes a long way to determining their wellbeing."
Dr. Thomas and Holiday Retirement
Dr. Thomas is combining his unparalleled expertise in human aging with Holiday Retirement’s more than 45 years of experience providing senior living to transform what it means to age well in the United States. Dr. Thomas’ forward thinking approach to aging wellness is helping Holiday Retirement continue to modernize the company's products to improve services, deliver better value and further enrich the lives of our residents.