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Second Annual AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Finalists Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2013 – AARP and LivePitch Media today announced the 10 startup finalists for the second annual AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch – http://health50.org – which will take place May 31, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This premier showcase features the most innovative startup companies in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector.

This year’s expert Judges include: Geoffrey Clapp, Health IT Entrepreneur and Advisor to Rock Health; Brad Fluegel, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Walgreen Co.; Alan E. Hall, Founder, Partner, Island Park Investments; Mercato, MarketStar, Grow America; and Nina Kjellson, General Partner, InterWest. The show is emcee’d by Lisa Suennen, Managing Member, Psilos Group.

Attendee Registration

Investors and industry professionals are invited to register to attend Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch. Attendees can register for $399 ($100 off the door price) when they do so prior to May 31st at http://Health50.org. Registration includes access to the full-day event, lunch, networking, an evening reception, a copy of the exclusive proprietary research report: Health Innovation Frontiers: Untapped Market Opportunities for the 50+, AARP LivePitch Dealbook containing detailed profiles of all 127 companies that applied to pitch at the competition, access to AARP’s Life@50+ expo hall (May 30 – June 1) and a ticket to The Temptations and The Four Tops (May 31, at 7:30 pm).

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Technology and Its Benefits to Helping Adult Children, Caregivers and Seniors Live Better Lives

We wanted to share another great blog article by Mark Phillips, Product Manager at GE Healthcare IT.

Can Technology Help Adult Children, Caregivers and Seniors Live Better Lives?

Mark Phillips

Every day the aging population is growing at a significant rate, and at the same time, technology is taking off at a remarkable pace. So why not combine the two to help adult children take care of their aging loved ones without sacrificing their independence?   He has successfully addressed the key needs the Aging and Technology industry faces and has defined them as below:

      • Support seniors in living their absolute best life where they want to live it!
      • Keep families and caregivers connected, even across long distances
      • Support and promote socialization
      • Promote safety and peace of mind
      • Assist with activities of daily living
      • Help coordinate the myriad of care activities
      • Enable easy interaction with community services and businesses
      • Are easy to setup, intuitive, and easy to use
      • Are affordable to acquire and to keep

Phillips goes on to describe the issues that caregivers and their aging loved ones face and then gives some viable techology solutions as a vehicle to provide better, individualized, and more efficient care. GrandCare is mentioned as a stand out solution “these guys are the blaze, the trail pioneers in the market…”  GrandCare’s VP of Business Development, Laura Mitchell, is described by Mark as “a tireless champion for aging in place technology and who has delivered many blogs and webinars to help spread the word”.

Check out Mark Phillip’s complete blog Here.