Dear Colleagues, 

The success of our 16th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit  and Business Plan Competition at the Claremont Hotel and Spa in Berkeley, California was undeniable!  More than 250 thought leaders came together to discuss what is  driving the  $7 trillion  longevity economy . Read our latest blog post  with insights from Katie Guhr, a health care expert and 2019 Summit speaker, for important takeaways from the event.

We are keeping the momentum going with the launch of our registration page  for the 2019 Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit!  

The Summit will  take place December 9-10, 2019  at the National Press Club! Too often, in Washington, D.C. and other global capitals, aging can be viewed as an economic liability. Yet we know innovation in the booming longevity economy can create dramatic savings, and new models for thinking about aging at the local, state, and federal government levels. Confirmed speakers this year include:
  • Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer/EVP, AARP
  
We look forward to seeing you there!

Warmly,
 
July 2019 Issue
Silicon Valley Innovation Competition Winners

The 2019 Silicon Valley Innovation Competition, sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs, focused on promoting financial empowerment and resilience through solutions that leverage social connections. The winning presenters - Evin Ollinger, Founder and CEO of Golden, and Sharon Emek, Founder, Chairman and CEO for WAHVE (Work at Home Vintage Experts) - will go on to participate in this fall's Grand Pitch Finale event in Washington, D.C.

 

Join MFA in the Washington, D.C. in December 
 
Registration is now open for the second annual Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit which will take place December 9-10, 2019 at the National Press Club! Tickets will go quickly for this exclusive event so reserve your seat today. 

25% Off Registration to SAGE/2019 hosted by Honor

You're invited to SAGE/2019 - the first of an annual conference hosted by Honor, dedicated to developing innovative solutions for aging. SAGE/2019 will bring together industry leaders in health and home care, innovators and entrepreneurs, thinkers and doers. The event will feature inspiring keynotes, lively panel discussions and intimate conversations on the most compelling topics in senior care and wellness. 

Register HERE today and use code sage2019furlong to save 25%!
Celebrating Aging with Senior Stock Photos

Senior Stock Photos ( seniorstockphotos.com ) sells stock photos of seniors ranging from baby boomers to centenarians. All the photos are royalty free ranging from $75-$550. They have photos of seniors being active, energetic, spending time with family, and have ethnic diversity. We are adding photos on a weekly basis.  Senior Stock Photos is owned by Tom Sanders. Sanders is a photographer, filmmaker, and author based in San Francisco and travels internationally. He saw a need in creating authentic senior stock photos that celebrates aging. 

 
 
Family Caregiving News from AARP
 
AARP is proud to announce The Price of Caring 2019, a new executive summit on family caregiving taking place on Tuesday, September 10, from 12-3pm eastern! We are bringing together leaders from the business, nonprofit, and public sector to focus on WHY caregiving matters; HOW to reduce the time, cost, and stress caregivers face; and WHAT advantages can be gained when businesses and communities support family caregivers. And the best part is, there is no travel required. You and your colleagues can join via livestream from anywhere in the country. 

Register at http://aarp.cvent.com/PriceofCaring2019Livestream to receive the livestream link and more information as the event draws near. 

To stay up-to-date with all family caregiving news, including the upcoming executive summit, make sure you've subscribed to AARP's Family Caregiving Insider Newsletter. This 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. 

Email caregiving@aarp.org to subscribe. 

 

Healthy Bones Healthy Aging Challenge 

There is still time for you to submit a solution to the OpenIDEO's challenge statement: How might we reimagine older adults' care experience after breaking a bone due to osteoporosis to ensure their first fracture is their last? This call for proposals ends on Wednesday, July 3rd at 5pm EST. Submit your idea here



Educational Video Showcases Neuro Rehab VR

Co-Founded in 2017 by Veena Somareddy and Bruce Conti, Neuro Rehab VR develops virtual reality therapy exercises for physical and cognitive rehabilitation. Information Matrix TV  hosted by Laurence Fishburne recently created an educational video to showcase the future and technological innovation in physical therapy. You can watch the video here

   
CueBack Releases New Collaboration Feature

CueBack is a collaborative reminiscing and social engagement application. It leverages scientific research in the areas of reminiscing, nostalgi a, positivity bias, and Dunbar's number to address problems such as social isolation and loneliness. CueBack has announced the release of its patented, color-coded collaboration feature that helps to close the Memory Gap - the difference between the memories we've accumulated and the memories we are able to easily recall. Read more here.

   
Upward Labs 2019 Aged Care Accelerator

The Aged Care accelerator closed its applications for the fall 2019 cohort. Thank you to all the startups that applied. We are very excited by the number of applications we received and the endless innovation; it exceeded our goal! Now to the hardest part, choosing the finalists for our program. We look forward to our next cohort and its disruptive innovations to help the elderly.
   
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Upcoming Conferences 

 

  • SAGE/2019 (September 10, Redondo Beach, CA)