Shelley Goering is the CEO of 55 North, a community-based nonprofit on a mission to empower adults 55 and older to be independent, active, healthy, engaged, and connected as they age at home. While committed to the core values that have been organizational standards for nearly 50 years, Goering is passionate about innovating 55 North’s connection with seniors. Even before the pandemic, she saw the need for new and dynamic programming to reach older adults in their homes and neighborhoods. Through technology, 55 North has bridged social connections and ensured seniors’ access to virtual health and wellness programs. A trusted resource in the seven neighborhoods it serves, 55 North remains dedicated to essential services including meals, transportation, and social services. By transforming its model to meet seniors right where they are, 55 North has ensured a bright future and greater reach through collaborations and partnerships.
3975 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208, (513) 321-6816, www.55north.org