Dear Colleagues, 

We have so much to be grateful for this time of year! This week we have witnessed an outpouring of kindness to those living through the devastating fires in California. SilverNest is helping provide housing for seniors who have been displaced. 

This holiday season is a time when families and friends come together. Reach out to some of the seniors in your network this year and invite them to a special meal! Home cooked foods and scents from the past create an ideal atmosphere for connecting. 

Don't forget that time is running out to reserve your seat for the first-ever Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit next month! 

As a newsletter subscriber, we are offering you an exclusive discount of  20% off your ticket using code:  dc18fom20 

Read the press release here and stay tuned as more exciting speakers and sessions are announced!  New speaker and session details can be found here:  http://www.washingtoninnovationsummit.com/


  
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Warmly,
 
November 2018 Issue
New AARP Family Caregiving Monthly Digest
 
 
Last month, AARP announced the launch of their new Family Caregiving Monthly Digest! Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer at AARP (and a keynote speaker for our Summit next month!) shared that the new digest  is about those 40 million Americans currently caring for loved ones and it is created for the policy-makers, practitioners, advocates, leaders of industry, media, and communities who have the power to change the conditions in which America's family caregivers live, work, and care every day. 
 
Each month, AARP will bring readers a shortlist of the biggest developments affecting caregivers across the country.  They hope this will be a useful source of information and insights. And as many of you are fighting for this same cause every day, they would love to share the news of your campaigns and victories as well. Connect with AARP about family caregiving by emailing  caregiving@aarp.org .

Global Investment in the Longevity Economy 

During the Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit, Mary Furlong will moderate a panel called Global Investment in the Longevity Economy.  Investors and executives will share how they view the Longevity Economy in the context of markets that matter, including insights from China, France, and Japan as well as the US.



      
MFA YouTube Channel Adds Innovation Videos

Mary Furlong and Associates recently launched a YouTube channel to highlight our conversations with leaders and innovators in the longevity marketplace! This month on our channel you will find new interviews conducted by Paul Vogelzang, the Chief Digital Officer at The Not Old Better Show. Subscribe to our channel today and hear from Andy Miller (SVP, AARP Innovation at the Hatchery), Brian Gannon (CEO, Loop), David Cohen (CEO, Sunscreenr), Renee King (CEO,Tech.Ur.Elders), and Ben Reno-Weber (CEO, MobileServe). 

 

Client Spotlight: Mentia

The PBS online journal, 'Next Avenue', is a powerful voice for people over 50 in the United States. Contributing editor, Shalya Stern caught up with Mentia's CEO, Mandy Salomon, in her Transforming Life As We Age Special report. Read all about it here.  

Mentia is currently piloting its immersive memories platform, Deva World with Comfort Keepers, another MFA client. The company is also rolling out Deva in Canada and Australia. 

If you are at the Aging2.0 Optimize conference in San Francisco this week, catch Mandy Salomon's pitch, in a competition featuring 10 'high potential startups'.

 
Winners of 2018 AARP Grand Pitch Competition Finale
   
AARP Innovation Labs announced the winners of its 2018 Grand Pitch Competition finale on October 25th. Eight winners of regional competitions gathered in DC for the final pitch event where they shared their intergenerational solutions focused on health, wealth and self.

We are delighted to share that MFA client, Embodied Labs, took home the 1st Place award during the competition. Below is a photo of Carrie Shaw, CEO of Embodied Labs, after receiving her prize. Embodied labs is a VR-enabled immersive learning system for family caregivers and professionals.
    
Marketplace: Silver is the New Gold

A recent Marketplace article by Lisa Napoli called "Silver is the New Gold" highlights the work of Mary Furlong in the longevity economy. Mary is quoted in the article discussing the importance of the purchasing power of older adults: 

"If you're in the care industry, you should be looking at the kind of woman who wants to upgrade to a luxury car with great sensors, so she can continue to drive. If you're in travel, you better be aware they're going to take six or seven trips a year." 

  
 
    

Registration is now open for the 2019 Aging into the Future Conference!



Books, News, and Reports
 
               

Upcoming Conferences 

Gerontological Society of America (November 14 - 18, Boston)

National Private Duty Conference (November 14 - 15, Las Vegas)

Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE (November 14 - 15, San Francisco) 

Innovation in Longevity Summit (December 10 - 11, Washington, DC)

Aging Into the Future Conference (April 6, 2019, Los Angeles)

What's Next Boomer Business Summit  (April 18, 2019, New Orleans)

Age + Action NCOA Conference  (June 17 - 20, 2019, Washington, DC)