Dear Colleagues,

I have just returned from an inspiring trip abroad where I spoke at an Aging2.0 Paris Chapter event about the American experience of investing in the silver economy. You can watch a recap of the event here. The global longevity market is alive and booming and I know that our upcoming 2nd Annual Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit will help investors, policy makers, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs, better understand this global opportunity!

We are continuing to announce additions to our  strong lineup of speakers, which includes this exciting panel of media experts:



The theme of this year's summit is Mobility, Money, Memory, Military, and Media and we have experts in all categories to network and share ideas. Day 1 of the summit will feature policy makers, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners looking at innovation and the role of the regulatory environment. Day 2 will feature a global look at health care partnerships - meet the entrepreneurs and their global partners! Learn how to scale a business and create products and services by listening to the customer. 


Looking forward to seeing you in December!

Warmly,
 
October 2019 Issue
Thank You Sponsors!

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 platinum and gold sponsors for their generous support. D on't miss out and  reserve your seat today !

20% off your ticket with code: dc19fom20
  

AudioCardio to Exhibit at Longevity Summit

  AudioCardio  will be sharing details about their ground breaking sound therapy at the Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit held at the National Press Club later this year. AudioCardio is a data and science backed mobile app that aims to protect, maintain and strengthen hearing ability through its proprietary Threshold Sound Conditioning™ technology. 

Learn more at  www.audiocardio.com .
VitalTech Announces VitalBand LTE Now Available

Last month VitalTech announced the closing of their Series A funding. This month, VitalTech shared the news that the VitalBand LTE is now available for beta testing. It is an untethered LTE geo location/geo fencing watch for senior care. Vitalband has SOS Voice controls for emergency voice call out with alerts sent to caregivers via text, email, or phone calls. Automatic fall detection if a senior is unconscious. Medical grade vital signs from side sensor - heart rate, respiration rate and Sp02. Learn about additional features on their website

Registration Open 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:  https://www.cabhi.com/wnc/

   
Aloe Care Health Announces Partnership with HCAOA

The team at Aloe Care Health just signed a strategic partnership with the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA). Now, the +500,000 caregivers employed by the HCAOA's 3,000-member companies have access to the Aloe Care service at exclusive terms. Read the full press release.

According to Peter Ross, President of the HCAOA board: " It's great to see technology evolving with the needs of this community. Aloe Care built their service with our members in mind, including co-branding for our members and a custom interface for professional caregivers."

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with them of your own, contact partners@aloecare.com.

GreatCall Whitepaper on Social Isolation 

GreatCall, in partnership with Laurie Orlov the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, developed a whitepaper about addressing social isolation in older adults. The report is entitled, " Fighting Isolation Among Older Adults," and it compiles the latest research and emerging solutions to address social isolation in an effort to increase awareness of this global issue. 



   Family Caregiving News from AARP

Last month, AARP hosted The Price of Caring 2019 Executive Summit in Washington, DC and released their Family Caregiving Consumer Insights Guide. You can view the panels and keynotes yourself by clicking here. Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer at AARP has since written five follow-up blog posts on the topic of caregiving which you can read 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  caregiving@aarp.org  to subscribe. 


 
LifePod Partners with Elder Care Innovator HomeThrive  

LifePod recently announced that it has partnered with elder care innovator HomeThrive as a way to augment care services for family caregivers and aging loved ones. LifePod's proactive-voice caregiving service will be included as an added benefit to HomeThrive customers. LifePod is currently offering an Early Bird Special for a 6-month subscription and an iHome smart speaker. 
   
Ageless Innovation: Harnessing the Power of Play 

Ted Fischer, Co-Founder and CEO of Ageless Innovation, shared some insights last month in HomeCare Magazine about how  Joy for All Companion Pets are being used as an alternative, innovative approach to caring for our aging loved ones.
As the cost of care continues to grow for seniors - what if something simpler could actually help our loved ones? What if it were as easy as a prescription for play? 

To learn more about Joy for All Companion Pets as an innovative care model improving quality of life among older adults, click here

   
Virtual Bike Rides from Camanio Care  

We are happy to welcome Camanio Care as a Mary Furlong and Associates client. They are a care tech company that develops innovative solutions for good care at home with a focus on the individual. Learn more about their BikeAround technology, which works with the assistance of Google street view, by watching this videoThe BikeAround technology is designed to promote activation of physical exercise, cognitive skills, and interactive social engagement. 

   
Aged Care Lab Second Cohort Announcement

Upward Labs is thrilled to announce, after much anticipation, the second cohort of the Aged Care Lab. Five aged care startups from around the world will begin their 6-month journey through the accelerator and pilot program on October 23rd. These companies are: Naboso Technology, FamilyEye, Well-Beat, Sensara, and OSD. Come meet them at Upward Labs DEMO DAY on 10/22.  Please reach out with any inquiries about the startups and/or Demo Day: rachel@moveupward.city

   
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