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Melissa Powell

Melissa Powell

Melissa Powell is the President and Chief Operating Officer at The Allure Group.

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How the COO’s role will continue to evolve

For years, there has been speculation that the role of the chief operating officer was being phased out in favor of a chief technology officer or chief information officer. Long known as the “CEO’s right hand,” COOs have held a wide range of responsibilities for the operational side of the business. But as more shareholders…

The scourge of ageism and what to do about it

The coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 brought into the open some deep-seated questions about aging in America, and how seniors are regarded: Are they somehow less useful than those who are younger? Are their lives somehow less valuable? Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, wrote in…

Why seniors need to be in the loop about technology 

In October 2019, a 28-year-old provided yet another reminder of technology’s potential implications for those age 65 and over — or, to be more accurate, his Apple watch did. As detailed by a New Jersey television station, that device called 911 on its own when it detected James Prudenciano and his date, Paige Paruso, had…

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