Dear Colleagues,

Our 2nd Annual Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit this month was an incredible success! I'd like to extend my gratitude to all of our co-producers, expert speakers, generous sponsors, marketing partners and exhibitors. More than 200 leaders joined us for this two-day gathering and our program included 30 sessions that explored how regulatory challenges and global partnerships are powerful influences for success as economies and societies face the transformative impact of aging populations. Following the Summit, we offered two Learning Journey opportunities! One group visited AARP and the second group visited the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland (photo below). 

Day 1 of the #DCInnovate Summit focused on national investment opportunities, reimbursement and regulatory trends. Keynote speaker Nancy LeaMond kicked off the day by outlining five key issues in aging: Financial Security, Workforce Issues, Independent Living, Caregiving Crunch and Changing the Conversation. Throughout the day, additional expert leaders explored the themes of Money, Media, Memory, Mobility, and Military. We were happy to welcome insights from Jim Firman, Mary Beth Franklin, Sherri Snelling, Richard Lui, Bob Blancato, and many more!

Day 2 of the Summit explored the importance of global partnerships and included a Pitch for Distribution competition during which Linked Senior, Darmiyan, and Camanio Care presented their products to a panel of corporate longevity economy leaders (photo below). 

We were happy to have George Vradenburg as a keynote speaker who shared his thoughts on how to talk about the lack of readiness in the U.S. health care system to address the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease. A big thank you to the team from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation who helped shaped this day on global solutions for aging!

Looking forward to seeing you this March at the 2nd Annual What's Next Canada Summit and at the 17th Annual What's Next Boomer Business Summit!

December 2019 Issue

What's Next Boomer Business Summit 2020 

Now in its 17th year, the What's Next Boomer Business Summit is the nation's leading conference for companies, experts, and thought leaders in the longevity market to meet and learn from Fortune 100 companies, leading startups, and established nonprofit organizations who are successfully targeting the largest and most lucrative consumer demographic in the world. 

This year the Summit will take place on March 26th during the American Society on Aging's national conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme this year is Mobility, Money, Marketing and Business Development in the Longevity Marketplace. Learn more and register today using Mary's 20% off discount: wn20fom20

Register for What's Next Canada 2020

Join leading innovators, entrepreneurs, and global companies for world-class keynotes, discussions, rapid fire presentations, and demonstrations of ground-breaking innovations in the aging and brain health sector. This event is co-hosted and co-produced by Mary Furlong and Associates

Registration is now live for the What's Next Canada Summit on March 11, 2020! Reserve your seat today at:

   Family Caregiving News from AARP

The new Small Business Caregiving Online Resource Guide from AARP and Public Private Strategies documents the business case for caregiver-friendly workplaces in small businesses and provides owners with practical guidance to achieve them. The guide is the latest in the series of AARP's resources for caregivers. To find out more, visit AARP's Employer Resource page. 

To stay up-to-date with all family caregiving news, make sure you've subscribed to AARP's Family Caregiving Insider Newsletter. This new digest is for the policy-makers, practitioners, advocates, leaders of the industry, media, and communities who have the power to change the conditions in which America's family caregivers live, work, and care every day.  Email  to subscribe. 

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Georgia VA Recognized for using Neuro Rehab VR Technology  

Neuro Rehab VR has developed a comprehensive solution for outpatient physical therapy centers and hospitals to work on patient physical therapy, cognitive therapy, pain and anxiety alleviation, social skills, exercises for individuals on the spectrum, and more through a library of various fun and engaging virtual reality applications.

A Georgia VA utilizing Neuro Rehab VR's product XR Therapy System was featured by the  local news. Neuro Rehab VR also placed 2nd in the  Fort Worth Business Plan Competition.

myFamilyChannel Announces Voice Control

Users of myFamilyChannel can connect and engage with friends and family through the TV, which is a better user experience than smartphones for many analog natives. Now myFamilyChannel has added a TALK button to its patented simple remote, allowing users to send voice commands, record voice messages, and participate in live video calls, opening more pathways of connection and further reducing friction in the user experience. 


Camanio Partners with Sagora Senior Living

Camanio Care has initiated a new partnership with Sagora Senior Living to bring the BikeAround experience bike to residents of the Sagora facilities. After having tried and evaluated the BikeAround for six months, Sagora Senior Living is now expanding its use to a second facility: Ansel Park Assisted Living and Memory Care, in Rocklin, Sacramento area, the first in California. Learn more here

Upward Labs Accepting Spring 2020 Cohort Applications

Upward Labs  is a CT based Venture Fund that developed the ideal ecosystem to fast-track  AgeTech  startups in the US.  This upcoming spring, the fund will be selecting another 5 AgeTech startups to add to our portfolio and start an intensive journey together. We're looking for international startups that are ready to commercialize and scale in the US and founders that are ready to work closely with decision-makers from Fortune 100 & 500 Companies.

Click here to apply today. For more information, email:  

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