Registration Now Open: First Annual Washington Innovation Summit  
Dear Colleagues, 

Over the past few months, we have discerned a new trend based on conversations with our clients and sponsors. They are going to market globally as fast as they go to market in the US. Where? Australia, Iceland, Denmark, China and Canada. These global health partnerships are accelerating the pace of company growth and providing valuable products and services for older adults around the globe. Our own MFA client base ranges from Israel to Scotland to Australia. Investment is coming in globally and so is innovation and entrepreneurship. 

In light of this, I am thrilled to announce that Mary Furlong & Associates will be hosting our first annual Washington Innovation Longevity Summit on December 10-11, 2018

Speaker details and registration information can be found here:

In Washington, D.C., and around the globe, aging can be viewed as an economic liability. But innovation in the booming longevity economy can create dramatic savings and new models for thinking about aging. This Summit will review: 
  • Global Trends in the Longevity Marketplace
  • Social Isolation in a Connected World
  • Regulation and Market Changes
  • Global Health Partnerships
Participants in the Summit will also hear from keynote speaker Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, and Executive Vice President at AARP! She will discuss the latest trends in family caregiving and advocacy. 

Don't forget to follow us on  TwitterFacebook, and  LinkedIn    for the latest news from the longevity market!

October 2018 Issue
Early Bird Registration for ASA 2019 Ends October 31st
Join the American Society on Aging in New Orleans next April to learn best practices and gain insights from leaders in the field about the current state of aging in America. #AiA19 is the place to be for knowledge, inspiration  and networking with others who are dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. 
The 16th Annual What's Next Boomer Business Summit will take place during the ASA Conference on Thursday, April 18th. Keep an eye on for more details!
Ageless Innovation Amplifying Impact

Ted Fischer, CEO of Ageless innovation, was recently featured in a Providence Business News article highlighting his mission to improve quality of life for older adult communities in a deeply meaningful way. With his Joy For All product line, he explains how there are no straight lines on the journey to passionate impact, but a keen sense for the developing market can position you to discover business opportunities.  
AARP Innovation Labs, Grand Pitch Finale

Join AARP Innovation Labs on Thursday, October 25th at Union Market in Washington, D.C. at 5pm for the startup pitch grand finale! Hear from cutting edge startups as they pitch their ideas focused on changing the future of aging. Registration is open here.

2018 TripleTree iAwards Application 

For the 10th consecutive year, TripleTree and TT Capital Partners (TTCP)  are pleased to recognize the healthcare technology and services companies demonstrating insight, initiative and innovation.  As the healthcare industry continues to adapt and respond to the needs of stakeholders across the continuum of care, entrepreneurs and innovators are delivering new capabilities that advance and accelerate the transformation underway. Submit your application here.
Financial Sacrifices for Adult Children
Are you making financial sacrifices for your adult children without realizing the true cost? Is it possible that the financial support you provide your adult children today may jeopardize your own financial future? Find out what was uncovered in the recently released Age Wave/Merrill Lynch study, The Financial Journey of Modern Parenting: Joy, Complexity and Sacrifice in this new Wall Street Journal piece by Maddy Dychtwald, Co-founder of Age Wave. 
AgeWAve Co-Founder        
MemoryWell is Growing  

Congratulations to MFA client MemoryWell  for joining AARP's Caregiver Accelerator
 and for being a semi-finalist for's Startup of the Year! MemoryWell is also launching a news platform about aging and caregiving issues. Those who are interested should email
Fannie Mae Innovation Challenge 

Do you have innovative ideas that will help address the affordable housing crisis in America? If you think you're up for The Challenge, click here to see the details on Fannie Mae's innovation challenge to submit your sustainable ideas! The deadline to submit is November 1st 2018 by 5pm PT. 
Learn more and register for FREE here.
Caregiver Smile Summit 2
The Caregiver Smile Summit is a virtual Summit that will transform your caregiving by providing practical knowledge to make you a better caregiver, take care of your own health, while preparing you for your own aging journey.  The Summit has been recognized by United Health and AARP in the Open IDEO caregiver challenge.  
Register here today and pay just $50 to access the full Summit!  Once the videos go "live" on November 1st, the price will increase to $75. SO ACT NOW!  
Books, News, and Reports 

Upcoming Conferences 

ICAA Conference and Trade Show (October 18 - 20, Long Beach, California)

LAAA Conference with SBSS (October 19, Los Angeles) 

LeadingAge Expo (October 28 - 31, Philadelphia)

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) 

Enter Aging2.0 promotional code: MVP18-FriendOfMary for 15% off!

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)