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World’s first older-adults tech experience center – opening soon in NYC

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[This is a post by the staff of NY-based non-profit Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)] Late last month, members of the Aging 2.0 network joined over 125 other friends of Older Adults Technology… Continue reading

First Health2.0 Chicago Local: a successful event combining innovations and first-hand experience

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[This post is from Aging2.0 team member Wen Dombrowski, MD] The first ever Health 2.0 Chicago Local conference was held this past weekend. It brought together entrepreneurs, clinicians, technologists, and investors to foster health… Continue reading

Younger Boomers: a perfect fit for health and wellness apps

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As health insurers roll out new mobile apps integrating wellness, fitness, and chronic disease control, younger Baby Boomers make the perfect target market. Our firm, MitchellPR, recently conducted a national online survey of… Continue reading

Let’s bring age-tech to SXSW!

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What’s missing at SXSW Interactive? In March 2012 I presented a Panel at South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) on “Transforming Social Media for the Senior Community.”  There is a void at events like… Continue reading

Unassisted Living: Rethinking residential design

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[This is a guest post by Bruce Lederman, who joined us in Chicago for our first #aging2 event there earlier this week. Bruce has over 20 years experience in the senior care field and… Continue reading

Highlights from Healthcare Unbound: The Power of Open Networks to Drive Needed Innovation

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[This is a guest post by Ryan Frederick, founder and Principal of Point Forward Solutions, a strategic consulting and financial advisory firm dedicated to Seniors Housing & Care and related Health Care Services industries. Prior to… Continue reading

A Friday post: The Green Thing

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[This is a guest post by honorary Aging2.0 staff member Ben Johnston (Stephen’s father) who’s making his blogging debut… Enjoy.] I received this circular email today. It seems appropriate as a lighthearted addition to this… Continue reading

New research: Nearly half of boomers with smartphones surveyed likely to download a medical app

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[This is a guest post by Suzie Mitchell about some new research they’ve just carried out into technology adoption by seniors. Suzie can be reached at suzie@mitchellpr.com or on twitter @suziemitchell. One question I had,… Continue reading

LTC LINKtank Competition to Create a Launchpad for Innovation in Aging

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This is a guest post from Alicia Heazlitt, Director of Strategy at Innovate LTC, who’s launching an important new initiative to stimulate early-stage innovation in the aging space. LTCLINKTank Competition Announced To Introduce… Continue reading

Remember old-fashioned values? A post in defense of Family Ribbon

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This is a guest post by Katy Fike from Innovate50.  Katy can be reached at @innovate50 and info@innovate50.com.  As a PhD gerontologist, innovation consultant and tech blogger, I have been thrilled to see… Continue reading

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