Boomer-Senior Tech Business

Possible business investment area for boomer and aging technology product and service vendors

Road trip -- possibilities for seniors beyond transportation

No kidding -- it rained for five days in San Francisco. I just returned from a whirlwind and very windy visit to this beautiful city on the Bay. Despite wind, hail, rain, and lightening (!), I was fortunate to meet with so many inspired and inspiring people! There were pre-launch (stealth) caregiver technology startups, just-launched entrants like Wellcore and post-launch top execs from moving-right-along SilverRide, Caring.com, Presto, Care2, and Jitterbug, as well as leaders from ASA, Menlo Ventures, Physic Ventures and Home Instead -- many of these great connections spearheaded by Mary Furlong, the founder of the Boomer What's Next conference, soon to be held during the upcoming 2010 Aging in America conference in Chicago.  It was a great week and thanks to all who took the time and battled the incessant rain to discuss this exciting market and opportunity with me! >>> Read more . . .

Intentional Communities -- from Beacon Hill Village to beyond

Intentional communities will continue to expand as baby boomers age and retire.

01/24/2010

University of Missouri/TigerPlace -- testing Aging in Place Technology

University project: Sensors placed around the room monitor activity of a 91-year-old.

01/23/2010

Hot Caregiving Industry opportunities Take Center Stage at What's Next Boomer Business Summit

01/22/2010

     
Hot Caregiving Industry Opportunities Take Center Stage at What’s Next Boomer Business Summit

Agenda dives deep into business opportunities in this $800 billion industry >>> Read more . . .

Aging in place, living well, thriving at home, welderly, zoomers -- isn't obfuscation great?

Medicine turned into healthcare, doctors became providers, small coffee cups became tall, exercise became fitness, recycling became a sustainability tactic. So it has come to pass that politically correct eventually becomes...correct. And everything else, therefore becomes incorrect, inappropriate, or even offensive. >>> Read more . . .

Aging with Grace - Personal Health Record

01/18/2010

The importance of carrying medical identification

Will I have a heart attack today…a stroke…a diabetic coma…a seizure?
Most of us never ask this question simply because we cannot answer it.
Additionally, most of us would prefer to go about our day without such worry.
Asking that question, however, is an important step in moving us toward
preparedness for the possibility of some unforeseen medical event.
In truth, most of us live, work, and play without a thought to the >>> Read more . . .

Staying overnight to try out a retirement home

Who writes these headlines? But anyway -- CCRCs market by offering try-before-you-buy visits.

01/15/2010

How to let others know how your business is doing

How is a market entrant doing? I have spent much of the past year looking at websites of tech companies in the aging-tech or digital health-tech areas. As part of this look, I am always trying to figure out how these companies are doing. Talking to the company executives is interesting, but the website, to me is very revealing and sometimes contradicts verbal descriptions of momentum. To me, these are visible indicators of company health: >>> Read more . . .

Emotional Connectedness -- The Healthcare Connection

New startup Emota's 'emotional networking technology', now under development.

01/14/2010
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