I suppose it would be cliché to say that I have a "bucket list" that is longer than my arm but this, in fact, would be true. One of the unanticipated fringe benefits of working in the field of aging is that one has the opportunity to observe the possibilities in "aging gracefully."
I have never defined myself through my career and have always sought balance in my work and personal life. In addition to travel, golf, photography, teaching, grandchildren and the maintenance of two homes, I have already started work on my first novel in the historical fiction genre. Any more planning than this would seem too much like work.
Education: Bachelor's degree in sociology from Gettysburg College, 1969; master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, 1974; master's degree in aging services from UMBC's Erickson School, 2008
Family: Married 45 years to Linda Compton; two children and four grandchildren
Residences: Lutherville and Lake Meade, Pa.
Richard F. Compton
Title: CEO, Broadmead and adjunct professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Erickson School