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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: www.dimdim.com 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 www.dimdim.com 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!
TOMORROW’S AGING & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE CALL

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)
http://webmeeting.dimdim.com/portal/JoinForm.action?confKey=grandcare

TOMORROW’S AGENDA:

I. HOUSEKEEPING/ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Next GrandCare Software Demo/Webinar
Tuesday July 21, 130ET/1230CT Go to:
https://webmeeting.dimdim.com:443/portal/JoinForm.action?confKey=grandcare

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.

II. INTRODUCTIONS

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
Israel.

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.
http://www.vigorousmind.com/index.htm

V: WRAP-UP
A. Questions
B. What it takes to become a partner to the GC Vision Team. Receive reduced
rates & residuals.
Contact dealers(at)grandcare.com

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” http://boomerauthority.ning.com/profiles/blogs/our-elders-are-in-danger

I read Jack Halpern’s blog today: Elders Are in Danger
http://boomerauthority.ning.com/profiles/blogs/our-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!!

tomorrow’s call topic: Topic: “GPS Shoes – ‘Nana’ Technology for Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia”

Topic: “GPS Shoes – ‘Nana’ Technology for Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia”
by Andy Carle & Patrick Bertagna

Time: THURSDAY JULY 9, 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) http://webmeeting.dimdim.com/portal/JoinForm.action?confKey=grandcare

TOMORROW’S AGENDA:

I. HOUSEKEEPING/ANNOUNCEMENTS
– – Upcoming Conference Call Topics/Speakers
7-16-09 Brain Fitness (My Vigorous Mind)
7-23-09 Medication Adherence (MedSignals)
7-30-09 OPEN (contact laura@grandcare.com) for
details)
8-6-09 Resources for Alzheimers/Dementia (Rosemary Bakker)

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

II. INTRODUCTIONS

III: ROUND TABLE Nothing is “off the table”
This Week’s HOT Topics
A. Tech Share (What’s new? Share your stories
here)
B. Upcoming Shows (Connected Health Symp, CEDIA, EHX, etc.) C. Interest in Paid Educational Webinars?

IV: CALL TOPIC:
As recently featured on CNN.com (see link below), review an exciting new technology that will incorporate miniaturized GPS technology and 2-way tracking and “Geo-Fencing” capabilities in shoes to be worn by individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/10/gps.shoes/index.html

Andrew Carle is President of Carle Consulting, LLC and Director of the Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University. He is internationally known for coining the term “Nana” Technology to describe microchip based technologies capable of improving quality of life for seniors, and serves as an advisor to GTX Corporation, which has developed the GPS shoe and tracking technology. Additional information on Mr. Carle can be found at:
http://chhs.gmu.edu/faculty-and-staff/directory/carle

Patrick Bertagna is Chairman, President, CEO and founder of Global Trek Xploration (GTX) and co-inventor of the patented GPS Footwear technology. His career spans 27+ years in building companies in both technology and consumer branded products. Additional information on Mr. Bertagna and GTX can be found at their website at:
www.gtxcorp.com

V: WRAP-UP
A. Questions
B. What it takes to become a partner to the GC Vision Team. Receive reduced rates & residuals.
Contact dealers(at)grandcare.com

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!

Technology to “AGE RESPONSIBLY”. Smart People use Smart Technology!

Technology can enhance the way we live today. We use technology in almost everything we do. If you drove to work today, you already used a computer (car). If you checked your messages, sent emails, typed in information, are reading this, etc…you are using computers to complete every day tasks.

Tonight when you go home to watch a show on DVR (computer) or listen to your IPOD, think about why we enjoy all of these technologies, yet shy away when these same technologies can be used to enhance a loved one’s life, keep him/her independent, living at home and happy!

GrandCare Systems is just one example of an enabling technology solution. GrandCare is a communication, cognition and monitoring technology designed to keep individuals safe, happy, healthy and connected to family, while staying at home!

GrandCare utilizes a variety of wireless telewellness, activity and cognition sensors to let the care-partners know that all is well. If not, they can easily receive a phone call, email or text alert. Care-partners can also digitally send pictures, messages, emails, med reminders, calendar events, family videos, favorite music, trivia, weather reports and more to a dedicated communication portal. We call this feature the Communication Station.

We would never consider driving anywhere with children in the car (without a car seat). We don’t expect to get into an accident, but we’re certainly going to be prepared. Why wouldn’t we be prepared for ourselves and our parents? It’s time we “age responsibly” and take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

Tomorrow Aging & Technology Conference Call: Livable Design

Hello Aging & Technology Enthusiasts!
TOMORROW’S AGING & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE CALL

Topic: Livable Design – Eskaton Demo Home’s Ashley Duke

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

Dial In#: 269-320-8200 Access Code: 968410#

Optional Web-based Portion (for additional materials, visual aides & chat features) http://webmeeting.dimdim.com/portal/JoinForm.action?confKey=grandcare

TOMORROW’S AGENDA:

I. HOUSEKEEPING/ANNOUNCEMENTS
– Next Webinar Wednesday July 8th at 12pm EDT/11am CDT
– Upcoming Conference Call Topics/Speakers
7-8-09: Andy Carle (GMU) – GPS enabled shoes
7-16-09 Yuval (My Vigorous Mind) – Brain Fitness
II. INTRODUCTIONS
III: ROUND TABLE Nothing is “off the table”
This Week’s HOT Topics
A. Upcoming Events (connected health, etc.)
B. EHX Home HealthCare Pavilion – masters & attendees
C. CEDIA
D. New Technologies (what’s new?)
IV: CALL TOPIC: Livable Design & the Eskaton Nat’l Demo Home
Ashley is a Gerontologist working for Eskaton, a senior residents and service company in Northern California. Her primary passion has always been empowering older adults to live where they choose. Most recently she is a Demonstration Home Educator for the Eskaton National Demonstration Home, and a Planning Associate for the Research and Strategic Planning department.
Visit demohome.org for more information on Eskaton Demo Home or call: 916.334.0810 and set up your free tour today!

V: WRAP-UP
A. Questions
B. What it takes to become a partner to the GC Vision Team. Receive reduced rates & residuals. Contact dealers(at)grandcare.com

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!

Laura Mitchell
GrandCare Systems
www.grandcare.com

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