Dear Colleagues,

It is exciting to see investors continue to pivot into the longevity market! Talent migration into this field continues to happen as people are beginning to experience aging and caregiving themselves. 

I am particularly happy to see the growth of Outpatient, a mobile app for family caregivers and PS Salon & Spa, the leading national senior community salon and spa provider. This month we are also showcasing the work of VitalTech, an integrated digital health platform. Visit our blog page  here to learn more  about the upcoming launch of their third generation of senior wearables and how their company is improving health and wellbeing for older adults.  

Don't forget that our 2nd Annual Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit is fast approaching. Our theme this year is Mobility, Money, Memory, and Military. We are thrilled to announce that the following speakers will join us:
See the full speaker list on the Summit website here

Hope to see you there!

September 2019 Issue
Washington DC Innovation Summit

We continue to finalize a strong lineup of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for our 2nd Annual  Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit which will take place December 9-10 at the National Press Club! We are grateful to our current sponsors for their generous support. D on't miss out and  reserve your seat today !

20% off your ticket with code: dc19fom20

Seasoned Elder Care Exec
Joins Aloe Care Health Team

Aloe Care Health has hired seasoned industry expert Bern Terry to drive strategic partnerships. Currently in Beta, Aloe Care recently began accepting pre-orders nationally for their new  wearable-free, communication and safety solution. Under Terry's purview,  a number of the leading home care and assisted living providers serving more than 850,000 families are now working with Aloe Care.  Read the full press release

   American Heart Association and  LifePod Announce New Study

The American Heart Association (AHA) and LifePod recently announced a new study aiming to put an end to medication non-adherence while providing augmented care and emotional support for heart failure patients, a potential game-changer for 5.7 million patients suffering from the condition. The study comes on the heels of major traction for LifePod's service with Commonwealth Care Alliance members, increasing the number and frequency of virtual interactions between care partners and members to augment the CCA's in-person care model; and an expanding partnership with luxury assisted-living provider Wingate healthcare, which is providing LifePod's proactive-voice caregiving service to more residents in multiple locations across the Northeast.

JT Smith Joins myFamilyChannel as Interim COO

JT Smith has joined myFamilyChannel as interim COO.  JT has recently retired as COO Philips North America, and will be helping the mFC team to improve operations, accelerate growth and align with strategic partners. He shared his excitement about joining the team saying, " Lots of people have tried to connect seniors with technology without success. But Todd and the mFC team have broken the technology barrier so that older adults can enjoy some of the benefits of social media in an easy and non-intimidating way." Read the full announcement here
Aging2.0 Paris Workshop with Mary Furlong

Save the date! Mary Furlong will be speaking at the Aging2.0 Paris Chapter's workshop event titled, "How Americans are Investing in the Silver Economy" on Monday, October 7th. She will discuss the major investment trends in the American longevity economy. This meeting will take place at Silver Innov', the only startup incubator exclusively dedicated to the silver economy in France. Registration details are available here
   Family Caregiving News From AARP

On Tuesday, September 10th, AARP hosted The Price of Caring 2019 Executive Summit in Washington, DC and announced important survey results about the in-store shopping struggles of family caregivers. Findings suggest that 31% of America's approximately 40 million unpaid family caregivers struggle when shopping in a store. This was just one topic of the many covered during the Summit which highlighted the needs of caregivers as constituents, employees, community members and consumers. AARP also released their Family Caregiving Consumer Insights Guide. You can also view the full recording of the Summit here.   

To stay up-to-date with all family caregiving news, including a video recording from the Summit, 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. 

Hospice Training with Embodied Labs  

A recent Hospice News article  outlines the partnership between Embodied Labs and the Hospice of Southern Maine and how they collaborated to create an educational end-of-life virtual reality module. The three-part program they created is known as the "Clay Lab" because participants take on the role of Clay, a 66-year-old veteran with incurable lung cancer.  

Save the Date!

Registration is now live for the 2020 What's Next Canada Summit! Reserve your seat today at:
Upward Labs Announces Demo Day

Upward Labs invites you to immerse yourself in a live DEMO DAY experience at Upward Hartford on October 22 where you will EXPERIENCE and test the innovative Smart Buildings and Aged Care technologies that the current cohort have been piloting for the last six months. Upward Labs' Demo Day will be unlike any other in that you will travel through a fully-immersive exhibition of the different and disruptive technologies and experience as they all come together to build the future of two critical industries that affect every individual and every business. 
For more information and/or to register,  click here .
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