Dear Colleagues,

I am feeling inspired by my recent trip to Chicago for the Ziegler Link-Age Fund Symposium which featured topics such as navigating managed care, telemedicine in senior living, technology-enabled solutions to improve care coordination and consumer-facing technologies for older adults. During the Symposium we were able to outline investment themes for the next fund. 

This summer I also traveled to AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C. to learn more about their upcoming f amily caregiving executive summit on September 10th. During my visit I also learned that the AARP Innovation Labs Grand Pitch Finale will take place on October 16th. I was pleased to see that Jean Accius, PhD, PMP is now the interim Senior Vice-President of Thought Leadership and International Affairs at AARP.

Summer is also the time to catch up with family and I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to the Benedictine Monastery in Virginia to visit my 94-year old aunt who continues to inspire me.

Hope to see you in DC later this year for the 2nd Annual Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit!

August 2019 Issue
Washington Innovation Summit
December 9-10, 2019

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! D on't miss out and  reserve your seat today !

As a newsletter reader, enjoy 20% off your ticket with discount code: dc19fom20

Aloe Care Digital Assistant Ensures
Connection and Safety

The  Aloe Care  team is delivering the world's first voice-activated digital assistant for elders at home and their caregivers, no wearab le pendant needed. The service ensures connection and safety with  a secure communication hub for hands-free calling (smaller than an average landline phone), smart sensors for falls,  motion, air quality and temperature. It also has a caregiver app to make real-time collaborating on everything from check-ins to doctors' appointments streamlined and easy.  

Aloe Care Health is  now taking pre-orders , with $100 off for you. 
Email  and tell them Mary sent you! 

   Silvernest Featured on TODAY Show

Mary Furlong & Associates extends a warm congratulations to our client  Silvernest  for their featured segment on the TODAY Show last month! NBC's Geoff Bennett  explored how baby boomers and seniors are now
living with roommates or in co-housing to find companionship and cut costs.  The company  was also featured  in this recent  Forbes article   about their new partnership with two Americorps programs.

Women Lead in the Longevity Market but Barriers Remain

Last month, Mary Furlong traveled to the Ziegler Link-Age Fund Symposium in Chicago and joined a panel on "Women Leading in the Longevity Market." A recent McKnight's Long-Term Care News article  shared insights from this session including a quote from Mary about the true power of women leaders: "A lot of women lead in a quiet way but it doesn't mean they can't be extraordinarily powerful. A lot of power comes from quiet tenacity." Mary was joined during the session by Carrie Shaw (Embodied Labs), Lisa McCracken (Ziegler), Patricia Barbato (Revera)  and Jolene Moore (Vi Living). 

WizeCare Helps Deliver Accessible Physical Therapy

WizeCare is an Israeli startup that has already been adopted by 1000 physical therapists and 15,000 patients in Israel, after the company was able to show better outcomes in post-op rehabilitation.  Wizecare is a digital health platform that enables healthcare providers to deliver intelligent, accessible and exciting physical therapy sessions directly to their patients' homes, allowing healthcare organizations and insurers to provide measurable, affordable and standardized quality of care.

Through the  Upward Labs program, WizeCare is now launching pilots in assisted living communities and home health care agencies, and delivering home exercise programs that will help reduce fall risk among residents. Upward Labs' pilot partners view WizeCare's solution as a way to offer value-based programs for their residents.
   Family Caregiving News From AARP

You're invited! On September 10, join some of our nation's leading journalists, business executives and policy-makers for AARP's Executive Summit, The Price of Caring. The event, which you can view via livestream, will take a hard look at ways to support the growing numbers of working Americans caring for elderly or ill loved ones at home.

The summit will tackle public and private sector solutions that look at caregivers' roles as constituents, consumers, community members, and employees. Viewers will get a copy of AARP's Caregiving Resource Guide for Business and Employers, which will be released at the summit. For more information and to register for the September 10 summit livestream, please visit:

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 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. 

LifePod's Service Expands to 500 CCA Members

LifePod announced in press release that they plan to expand their proactive-voice, AI-powered caregiver service to an additional 500 Commonwea lth Care Alliance (CCA) health plan members after results of a pilot showed positive outcomes. "Expansion of this pilot will help us further understand and develop individual, voice-based technology plans for our members," said Dr. John Loughnane, Chief of    Acute Services and Innovation at CCA.
Your Teenage Self is Still Choosing Your Playlist

We all have a song that transports us to our adolescent days. Maybe Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" reminds you of hapless teenage attempts at an 80s mullet. Maybe the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" elicits memories of uncoordinated hip gyrations and tight leather pants.  Though such recollections are often hued with a sort of lighthearted cringe, your early musical recollections could be more influential than you think. In fact, the songs you listened to during your middle and high school days may form your music taste for the rest of your life. 

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