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Tomorrow’s Aging/Technology Conference Call Topic: Twitter to promote your brand

Join us tomorrow at 2pm EDT/ 1pm CDT for the weekly aging & technology conference call/webinar. Note, the dial-in information has changed.
If you are interested in joining, please go to the webinar (dial-in will be listed there) meeting room: grandcare
Note – No anonymous attendees – you must enter a valid email address and full name to join the web conference

If you would only like to join by phone, private message me for the dial-in information!! 🙂
THANKS and hope to see you tomorrow!!! 🙂

GrandCare is used to “AGE RESPONSIBLY”

GrandCare is a communication, cognition & wellness assessment program that allows boomers/seniors to “age responsibly” by taking their wellness into their own hands. Besides the basic ADL monitoring, GrandCare also allows for blood pressure, weight, pulse oxygen readings and glucose level reports. These are transmitted wirelessly and automatically to the GrandCare System, without the resident having to do anything. Care-partners can acess this information online and set up parameters to be notified in case of extreme circumstances (e.g significant weight gain, irregular readings, etc.) Meanwhile, care-partners can send cognitive assists, reminders, trivia, photos, videos, instructions, calendar appts and more to a dedicated touch panel monitor in the home.

Thursday Conference Dial-in has changed

Hi All –

We have some pretty exciting topics coming up for our weekly aging & technology webinar/conference call discussions.

Our conference dial-in information/webinar log in has changed, so if you are interested in joining us (all are welcome), please send me a private message and I’ll let you know how to get involved.

Calls are every Thursday at 2pm Eastern/1pm Central
We begin with Announcements, then introductions/networking and a roundtable discussion. The roundtable involves people sharing information, ideas, websites (I share boomer authority for example) and more. Then, we have our speaker. Calls last an hour.

This coming Thursday 7-30-09), Phyllis Zimbler Miller discusses how Twitter can help grow your business. The following week, Aug 6 RoseMary Bakker on Dementia/Alzheimer’s online resource, 8-13, Ken Kerr from Home Controls discusses the VALUE of technology and the PRICE tag associated with it.

Many exciting topics coming up!

Please join us!!!!

Today’s conference call: Med Adherence

Leveraging Technology to Simplify Medication Management, by Jerry Hahn

Mr. Hahn entered the telehealth industry in 2003 after spending most of his career developing space shuttle, robotic, and a wide array of automated systems.  His early experience has served him well enabling him to leverage his automation background into the development of MedSignals, a state of the art, talking, communicating, intelligent, portable medication management device and system.

When used by a patient, MedSignals automatically captures medication adherence detail and forwards it to a server that supports remote monitoring and caregiver alerts.  MedSignals remote management also enables an authorized caregiver to adjust MedSignals regimens on the system and to download new settings to the patient’s device.

2pm EDT Thursday July 23rd Dial: 269-320-8200 Pin: 968410

Web-portion: meeting room: grandcare

Next Webinar Tomorrow 7-21-09 1230 CDT

Feel free to join in our interactive web demonstration of GrandCare Systems.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 1230 Central Time.  Just go to meeting room: grandcare

Dial-in information will be posted there!  Hope you can make it!

Tomorrow’s Aging & Technology Conference Call! JOIN US!

Hello Aging & Technology Enthusiasts!

Topic: “The Importance of Brain Fitness”
by Yuval Malinsky, CEO Vigorous Mind

Time: THURSDAY JULY 16, 2009
2pm EDT/1pm CDT/12n MDT/11am PDT

Dial In#: 269-320-8200 Access Code: 968410# Optional Web-based Portion (for
visual aides & chat features)


A. Next GrandCare Software Demo/Webinar
Tuesday July 21, 130ET/1230CT Go to:

B. Quarterly GC Dealer Meeting (mid-August date
TBA) – competition, new developments,
sales/marketing forum

C. Upcoming Conference Call Topics/Speakers
7-23-09 Medication Adherence (MedSignals)
7-30-09 Why Twitter Should be your new best friend
– using Twitter to promote your brand (Phyllis Zimbler Miller)
8-6-09 Resources for Alzheimers/Dementia (Rosemary Bakker)

Now Seeking Speakers for August/September.
Contact Laura Mitchell for details.


III: ROUND TABLE Nothing is “off the table”
This Week’s HOT Topics
A. RANDOM Stories/Thoughts?
B. Tips & Tricks
C. New Technologies
D. Interest in Paid Educational Webinars?

IV: CALL TOPIC: The Importance of Brain Fitness and a Vigorous Mind by Yuval
Malinski Yuval Malinsky, CEO of Vigorous Mind, has had broad experience in
software development and the business of healthcare technology in the U.S.,
Europe, and Israel. He was founder and CEO / Managing Director of three
software and software services companies and has worked as a business
consultant to Fortune 500 companies and academic institutions. He has helped
entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in starting and building their
companies. Mr. Malinsky has been a mentor at MIT Venture Mentoring Service
and has taught a graduate course in Emerging Technologies in Healthcare at
Northeastern University. He holds a MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France
and a B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from Bar-Ilan University in

Vigorous Mind is a developer and distributor of brain wellness solutions.
Their scientifically based software products offer users a broad brain
exercise program that trains multiple cognitive functions. These include
attention, memory, processing speed, and reasoning.

A. Questions
B. What it takes to become a partner to the GC Vision Team. Receive reduced
rates & residuals.
Contact dealers(at)

This weekly conference call is hosted by GrandCare Systems. GrandCare is a
complete communication, cognition and wellness technology allowing
individuals to remain independent, safe & healthy at home.

Hope to catch you on the call tomorrow!

“Elders Are in Danger”

I read Jack Halpern’s blog today: Elders Are in Danger

It really made me start to think about the reasons we keep tabs on mom and dad. Not only to make sure they are healthy, happy and safe, but also we should be making sure that if they are in the care of someone else, that everything is as it should be.

We have heard the caregiver horror stories. We allow someone else to care for our loved one and things aren’t how they should be – perhaps they aren’t being talked to, fed, groomed or cared for?
We don’t need to rely on faith anymore! The family can be involved remotely – with the technologies we have available. You can use the remote monitoring tech solutions to make sure your loved one is taking care of himself/herself, but also to make sure that the caregivers and nursing staff are doing what they are “supposed” to be doing. Know that your loved one ate, drank, went to the bathroom, got out of bed, left the room, etc. This is all possible whether they are in the comfort of their own home or at a facility – – when this happens, there’s no reason that we should blindly have faith that they are going to love our parents like we do. we need to be proactive and ENSURE that our loved ones are receiving top-notch care that we are PAYING for. Elder neglect can happen and a loved one might not even be able to express it. We would certainly NEVER allow our children in a daycare center if we weren’t CERTAIN they were receiving the best care and being attended to. Why not put up the same standards for our parents. We have the technology to take matters into our own hands. Be in control of our own fate – our parent’s fate! They are counting on us!!

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