Physiotherapist, teacher and researcher. PhD in Gerontology from UNICAMP. Professor on the Physiotherapy course at CESUFOZ. Specialist in Physiotherapy in Gerontology by ABRAFIGE/COFFITO. President of the Gerontology Department of the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SBGG) in the state of Paraná. Author of the book The 8 Premises of Physiotherapy in Gerontology. Researcher on the theme of the “Life Purpose of the Elderly”.