Forward Chicago President and Founding Board Member
Karen Kolb Flude is the founder and principal of Age With Ease, an organization that addresses the issues faced by our aging society. Age With Ease partners with older adults and their loved ones, businesses and communities to promote a positive, proactive approach to aging.
A gerontologist by training, Karen is active in a number of national organizations, including the American Society on Aging. Her commitment to the field of aging and sensitivity to the special needs of older persons is evidenced by her work to assist in the development of forward-thinking and supportive services on a national and local basis for older adults, their families and professionals.
Karen has a long-standing history of service to her own community, where she served as chair of Chicago’s 47th Ward Senior Council. She has worked closely on award-winning projects on a variety of topics funded by national organizations, the federal government and private foundations.