Joseph M. Casciani, PhD
Office: 858-272-3992

Dr. Joseph Casciani has a 40-year history in aging as a psychologist and manager of mental health
practices. He was awarded the first contracts from the California Department of Aging in 1982 to
develop mental health training for the state’s nursing homes. For 16 years, he was the clinical lead for
a large mental health practice where he oversaw mental health programs for patients in hundreds of
nursing homes, in eight states. He is past President of Psychologists in Long Term Care, and former
Board Member of a national consortium of geropsychology training programs. He is the author of two
books, Handbook of Health and Behavior and Living Longer IS the New Normal, and other articles and
book chapters. For over three decades, he has presented to caregiver groups, health care
professionals, and senior organizations. Concept Healthcare (also known as CoHealth) is his former
company, named to emphasize the importance of behavioral health concepts in the care of older
adults. In 2018, he extended his professional interest in aging to his new venture, the Living to 100
Club. The website, www.Livingto100.Club, offers a collection of strategies and resources on successful
aging, and his weekly podcasts on aging and longevity continues in this tradition with guests who
share their professional insights and individuals with personal stories about overcoming their own