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Charlie Hillman Presents on 9/17/09 Aging and Technology Web Meeting.

Charlie Hillman Presents on 9/17/09 Aging and Technology Web Meeting.

Presentation: Home is where the heart is: Wellness & Social Connectivity

GrandCare Founder Charlie Hillman

Listen to his speech here: These aging & technology industry meetings are hosted weekly. Every Thursday at 2pm E…DT/1pm CDT meeting room: grandcare We host different topics/speakers/companies each week around the aging & technology arena. All are welcome – free to join!!

Upcoming GrandCare Appearances

Upcoming events
Connected Health:Connected Health Symposium 2009, October 21-22, Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Charlie speaks on Thurs Oct 22
Breakout Session #21: Get (Your House) Smart: Aging in Place, At Home, Aided by Technology 1:30-2:20 pm (Plaza)
Moderator: Marc Holland, CEO and Managing Director, System Research Services
– Joe Coughlin, PhD, Founder and Director, MIT AgeLab
– Charles Hillman, Founder and CEO, GrandCare Systems
– Laurie Orlov, Founder,
– Tom Ryden, Co-Founder and COO, North End Technologies

Charlie speaks on panel: Activity Sensors: Monitoring Behavior for Safety and Peace of Mind.  Panelists discuss wireless and “smart” home monitoring technologies, including cellular-based locator systems, that can track behavior and give early warning of potential hazards like falls or accidents. (Charles Hillman, GrandCare Systems; Kellerey Lohman, Ingenium Care; Lisa Brodsky, EmFinders)

AAHSA House: Sunday afternoon, November 8, 2009 and will stay open through Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

CES January 2010: 2010 in North Hall at LVCC Exhibit Jan 7-10, 2010 conference Jan 9, 2010

March 24-27 in Orlando, Florida
GrandCare Systems will sponsor the Home Health Technology educational track and pavilion

Tomorrow’s AgeTech Mtg: 2pm EDT Charlie Hillman, GC CEO, Speaks

Thursday 9-17-09 2pm Eastern Time/1pm Central

Home is Where the Heart is- Wellness & Social Connectivity by Charlie Hillman of GrandCare Systems

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NEW CALL FORMAT!!!  GrandCare invites companies to place their introduction/contact information under “public chat” on the right-hand side of DimDim.

1. Welcome/Announcements

2. TOPIC: Home is where the Heart Is: Wellness & Social Connectivity

Charlie Hillman has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur involved with disruptive technologies. His latest venture, GrandCare Systems, is designed to empower the aged to live longer in their own home in better health, with greater security and with less social isolation.

Mr. Hillman is a professional engineer with a BS from MIT and a Masters in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a commissioner of CAST (Center for Aging
Technologies) and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

3. Question/Answer Session

4. Closing

This call is brought to you by in-home technology, GrandCare Systems:  The intent of this conference call is to gather a group of visionary individuals, increase awareness of this industry, learn, grow and to network. These calls are open to anyone and everyone FOR FREE!

GrandCare Founder, Charlie Hillman, speaking at UCLA conference on aging

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UCLA hosts conference on successful aging in a high-tech world Oct. 30

Posted by Bin Du | September 9th, 2009 at 7:53 am |

While aging affects everyday living in many ways, the latest technological advances in the medical, consumer and lifestyle fields have the potential to help older adults live better for longer.

The UCLA Center on Aging’s second annual “UCLA Technology and Aging Conference: Living Better Longer Through Technology” will feature national academic and industry leaders who will explore cutting-edge innovations affecting every aspect of senior life, from driving and home design to health monitoring and medical advances. The one-day symposium takes place Friday, Oct. 30, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Designed for seniors, their families and caretakers, the conference will provide information to help enhance quality of life, with a focus on everyday things seniors can do to live and thrive independently longer. Many conference speakers have been featured in the national media for their research and work in the field.

“Building on last year’s successful event, we hope to continue sharing the latest cutting-edge advances and exploring how these innovations can help us age more successfully,” said Dr. Gary Small, UCLA’s Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and director of the UCLA Center on Aging.

Small’s morning keynote address will explore how frequent use of technologies such as cell phones, video games, BlackBerrys, iPods and computers impact the brain. He will present the latest research demonstrating how surfing the Internet may stimulate and possibly improve brain function in middle-aged and older adults, as well as strategies and tools to help individuals adapt and excel in this modern age.

David H. Murdock, chairman and owner of Dole Food Co. and Castle & Cooke, will deliver a luncheon keynote address discussing successful aging through good nutrition and active living.

A special lifetime achievement award from the UCLA Center on Aging will be presented to Dr. S. Jerome Tamkin and Judith D. Tamkin, whose outstanding contributions to society and active living exemplify the center’s motto, “living better longer.” The award introduction will be made by Dr. Gerald S. Levey, UCLA vice chancellor for medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the presentation will be made by legendary radio and TV personality Art Linkletter.

An afternoon keynote address by Dr. Kathryn A. Atchison, vice provost of intellectual property and industry relations at UCLA, will address the future development and direction of technology for senior living.

Conference breakout sessions will take place throughout the day, designed around two key themes: “Aging in Place” will focus on technologies that will enable older adults to live longer and better in the comfort and safety of their own homes, and “Aging Healthier Longer” will address cutting-edge developments in disease management and treatment, adaptive and assistive devices and techniques, emotional health, and function and sensory enhancements.

Panels will include:

Architecture and Design: Designing for Independence
Panelists discuss home and community design to keep adults independent longer, including new construction and retrofitting and enhancing current homes for independence and safety. (Glen Simmons, Dahlin Group Architects; Jane Regan, HB Building & Design; Valerie Fletcher, Institute for Human Centered Design)

Behind the Wheel: Advances in Transportation and Driving for Seniors
Panelists discuss the effects of aging on driving ability, as well as safety programs and products, including a camera-based early warning system, to enhance awareness and effectiveness behind the wheel. (Dr. Jaime Fitten, UCLA Brain Research Institute; Anita Lorz, Automobile Club of Southern California; Skip Kinford, Mobileye Corp.)

Activity Sensors: Monitoring Behavior for Safety and Peace of Mind
Panelists discuss wireless and “smart” home monitoring technologies, including cellular-based locator systems, that can track behavior and give early warning of potential hazards like falls or accidents. (Charles Hillman, GrandCare Systems; Kellerey Lohman, Ingenium Care; Lisa Brodsky, EmFinders)

The Wired Senior: Computers and Connectivity
Panelists discuss the latest products and services to help seniors work with computers and the Internet — primary sources of information and social connections. (Richard Mander, Big Screen Live; Laura Nuhaan, Famililink; Peter Radsliff, Presto)

Med-Tech: Medical Treatment Technologies
Panelists explore advances in surgery and medical care — including telesurgery, new tumor treatments, long-term delivery of medications and surgical suite techniques — that are changing how care is delivered. (Dr. Neil Martin, UCLA professor and chairman of neurosurgery; Dr. Percy Lee, director of stereotactic body radiation therapy at UCLA’s Jonnsson Cancer Center)

Not Science Fiction: Future Health Care Advances
Revolutionary health care technologies may radically change the physical effects of aging in the near future. Panelists examine some promising areas of research, including the use of nanotechnology to treat brain tumors, computer chips to help enhance function in a damaged brain, and stem cells to reverse aging degeneration. (Dr. Benham Badie, director of the brain tumor program at City of Hope; Dr. Irina Conboy, assistant professor of bioengineering and investigator at the Berkeley Stem Cell Center and California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences)

Staying in Balance: Fall Prevention and Recovery
Panelists discuss reducing the occurrence of falls suffered by seniors through balance training, exercise, gait modification and new products, including a “smart cane.” (Dr. William Kaiser, UCLA professor of electrical engineering; Chris Otto, Halo Monitoring; Karen Hunt, Cequal Products Inc.)

Tele-Health: Remote Health Monitoring and Diagnosis
Panelists explore technologies that allow doctors to interact with patients and provide checkups without patients having to leave their home or care facility. (Steve Winner, Silverado Senior Living; Kent Dicks, MedApps; Dr. Nitin Nanda, Asana Telehealth)

Designing for Seniors: Consumer Products for Better Living
Panelists discuss how everyday living can be enhanced by products that meet the daily needs of consumers age 55 and older. (Mark Hines, Verizon Wireless; Bud Meyers, FirstStreet for Boomers and Beyond; Jeff Hill, MyGait, LLC)

Mind Games: Preserving and Enhancing Brain Function
“Brain games” and other electronic programs and activities that stimulate the brain and lead to better memory and brain function have surged into the marketplace. Industry panelists, joined by UCLA’s Dr. Gary Small, who has been involved in the development of Dakim’s brain-training software, will explore these products and the science behind their development. (Jeff Zimman, Posit Science; Dan Michel, Dakim Inc.)

Living Well: Emotional Health and Quality of Life
Panelists discuss improving health and quality of life through the latest products in sports, exercise, entertainment and stress relief that promote, inform and enrich an active lifestyle. (Dr. Ernie Medina, MedPlay Technologies; Bruce Cryer, HeartMath; Charles De Vilmorin, LinkedSenior)

Good Senses: Adapting for Vision and Hearing Loss
Panelists explore device solutions to help improve reduced vision or loss of hearing, which can impact confidence and ability to interact and engage with the world. (Michele Ahlman, Clearsounds Communications; Marc Stenzel, Enhanced Vision)

The Oct. 30 conference runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center. For registration and more information, call 310-794-0777 or visit A full program description is also available on the website.

The UCLA Center on Aging is a nonprofit organization that aims to enhance and extend productive and healthy life through research and education on aging. Founded in 1991, the center brings geriatrics and gerontology to the forefront of public awareness and support and offers a number of programs to the public, including memory training, the Senior Scholars program and community meetings, as well as conferences on aging and technology and research.

– By Rachel Champeau | UCLA

Tomorrow Conference Call/Webinar: Market Overview & Case Study

Thursday 9-10-09 2pm Eastern Time/1pm Central Market Overview, Demographics & Case Study: Paul Ebaugh from CyberNet Solutions

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NEW CALL FORMAT!!! GrandCare invites companies to place their introduction/contact information under “public chat” on the right-hand side of DimDim.

1. Welcome/Announcements

2. TOPIC: Market Overview, Demographics & Case Study Paul Ebaugh has applied his extensive expertise and talents in electronic systems engineering under CyberNet Solutions Inc. to help move the building industry in Southeast Michigan to adopt robust technology to better serve their customers.
CyberNet Solution designs, customizes, programs and installs communication, control, entertainment, comfort and security systems for homeowners and businesses. Paul’s passion for the technology and his desire to exceed the needs of the customer has brought his company praise and delighted customers. His personal customer interaction and hands-on direct installation involvement results in a high level of technical performance with products that are easy to use and affordable. Paul is delighted to be a part of the GrandCare team and is committed to helping older seniors and their families thrive through technology.

3. Question/Answer Session

4. Closing

This call is brought to you by in-home technology, GrandCare Systems: The intent of this conference call is to gather a group of visionary individuals, increase awareness of this industry, learn, grow and to network. These calls are open to anyone and everyone FOR FREE!

Laura Mitchell
GrandCare Systems
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Calibrated Care is Closer to Home

Just published today — 2009 Aging and Health Technology Report: Calibrated Care is Closer to Home- Laurie Orlov
Industry Analyst
Aging in Place Technology Watch

Every year GrandCare exhibits at EHX *Electronic House Expo.  It’s always been a great show for us and has given us many dealer leads, new dealer sign-ups.  EHX is hosted in Orlando every March and caters to a wide variety of integrators, dealers, installers, etc.  These dealers are often interested in getting involved with this new market (home health technology), especially when there are residuals/recurring revenues involved for them. This year’s conference will be March 24-27 2010.  Over 8,000 industry professionals and hundreds of exhibiting companies participate in this show every year.
The theme of the 2010 conference is “New Opportunities”.  Many dealers are coming to learn about the home healthcare market and how they can get onboard.  I am creating a home health technology pavilion along with a few conference sessions for dealers about this industry, demographics, technologies available, etc.  I will do significant marketing to gain exposure before the event, and to ensure good dealer attendance.  In the past, dealers have come to EHX ONLY to learn more about these opportunities.   And with the changing times, we expect these numbers to increase significantly. Included in the booth will be a presentation stage with mic and a/v equipment so each vendor will have some presentation time to demo/present the product to a larger audience.  You will be able to do this multiple times throughout the show.  Booth space, carpeting, electricity, signage, etc. will all be included as well.
I am going to keep the all-inclusive exhibiting cost very reasonable and with our technology companies united, we will have a strong presence and large pavilion space.
I am in the beginning stages of getting participants together, submitting press releases, arranging for radio interviews and setting up session speakers.  We are seeking dealers to attend the conference sessions, learn more about the market and opportunities with home health technology.  We are seeking exhibitors and potential speakers for our panels and conference sessions.
Please contact me for more details.  262-338-6147
Laura Mitchell
GrandCare Systems

Free Conference Call Today – 2pm EDT/1pm CT

Topic: Free and Do It Yourself – Top Tools for Online Marketing by Brian Offenberger

“Brian Offenberger is a certified internet marketing expert and the owner of Right On – No Bull Marketing, an internet marketing agency helping small and mid-size companies rev up online sales. His radio show, Online Marketing with RSS Ray, is heard by nearly 100,000 people each week, and can be heard on the internet’s largest talk radio station. His book, Right On – No Bull Marketing, will be release in early 2010.”

Thursday September 3rd 2009 at 2pm EDT/1pm CDT/12n MDT/11a PDT
Go to: meeting room: grandcare
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1. Intro
2. Caller Introductions
3. Roundtable Sharing
4. Call Topic
Low on budget? You can still evaluate your online marketing with these key do-it-yourself tools.
Best of all, they’re free! Online marketing expert Brian Offenberger shares:
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– Eight free ways to spy on your competition — The power of using common Internet tools in uncommon ways.

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