About Ron

Ron Roel is a veteran writer, speaker and radio show host who specializes in “successful aging strategies”—helping people navigate a healthy and productive life as they transition from middle age to elderhood

Ron spent 20 years as a writer and editor at Newsday, Long Island’s daily newspaper, covering  business, workplace issues, real estate, and politics, as well as helping to found Act 2, the paper’s weekly section for readers aged 50-plus.

He currently hosts a national internet radio show, “45 Forward,” on the Voice America Radio Network (www.voiceamerica.com). Each week, Ron explores a wide range of topics with guest experts, integrating key components of work and careers, health, finance, family and friends, housing, and individual passions to prepare people for their journey through the second half of life.

Ron has written extensively on aging topics, spoken at numerous conferences, and on radio and TV shows. He is active in several organizations that support seniors, including AARP—Long Island chapter; Age-Friendly Glen Cove; the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter; the National Aging in Place Council, Long Island Chapter; and the Senior Umbrella Network. Ron has developed a special expertise in family caregiving. His forthcoming book, “The Caregiving Navigator: How to Plan, What to Do, and Where to Turn When Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones. And Yourself,” is scheduled for publication in Fall, 2022. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.