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AgeTek Insiders Insights Webinar: Secrets to a Compelling Market Launch

Given by Lauren Essex, Principal, ToMarket Consulting — On July 25th, Lauren Essex gave the fourth in a series of AgeTek Insiders Insights Business Education Webinars. These are her followup comments — What are the “secrets” to developing and launching compelling … Continue reading

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Ride the Age Wave This Summer – Prospective AgeTek Members Invited to the Insiders Insights Webinars This June and July

A great thing about summer is that technology keeps us connected no matter where we are. Whether at the beach or in the mountains, if you have an internet connection you can ride the “age wave” by sharing the AgeTek … Continue reading

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Silvers Summit Exhibit and Conference at CES 2013 Focuses on Creative Technologies to Serve Older Adults

Announcing new co-producers, new workshops and new ways to serve this growing marketplace   New York, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 Hold on to your fedoras. The Baby Boom is running as scheduled and causing ripples as it does. Mobility, … Continue reading

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AgeTek Insiders Insights Webinar: Followup is the Key to Tech Adoption

— On April 24th, Dr. Brian Alman gave the first in a series of AgeTek Insiders Insights Business Education Webinars. These are his followup comments — Webinar Title: “How to Use Behavioral Psychology to Achieve Technology Adoption” Post-Webinar Comments: “Follow-Up … Continue reading

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AgeTek Insiders Insight Webinar #1: Dr. Brian Alman

Title: “The Psychology of Tech Adoption By Seniors, Their Families and Service Providers” Who: AgeTek member company employees only When: Apr. 24, 2012 • 11:00 A.M. Pacific Where: Online Webinar About: Join the kick-off of AgeTek’s Insiders Insights members-only webinar … Continue reading

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The Not-for-Profit Exchange Interviews AgeTek

Today, the Not-for-Profit Exchange host, Adriane Berg interviewed AgeTek’s co-founder, and chairman, Peter Radsliff on BlogTalk Radio. The interview covered what it takes to start a not-for-profit organization and the organic beginnings of the Aging Technology Alliance. Listen to the … Continue reading

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WTF! Internet Slang for Boomers?!

I’m not quite ready to start my rant about rejecting labels put upon me by others. But for those among you who likewise reject being labeled a “boomer,” “senior,” “mid-lifer,” or otherwise, here are a few new abbreviations that you … Continue reading

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The Aging In Place Opportunity, Dan Daley Features Various AgeTek Companies

Why Digital Home Health Care Technology May Be Good for Your Business
We’re getting older, and that’s good. That was the message from the dais at the Digital Home Health Panel that took place during CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta this past September. More specifically, referencing data that shows 70 million Americans reaching senior status by 2030, Ken Kerr, president and CEO at Home Controls, which distributes Grandcare, Presto, and ClearSound elderly care and connectivity devices, put it bluntly: “New needs in huge numbers in an aging population equals new opportunities.”

That was the point that a half dozen or so technology companies that are targeting the home health care industry wanted to get across. All market sectors start off small, and if home health care does develop into a major source of revenue for residential systems integrators, the approximately 50 systems specialists who comprised the panel’s audience might be looked back on as the beginnings of the small army that the product manufacturers and distributors believe will grow into in the coming two decades.

In contrast to the acrimonious health care insurance debate that took place a year earlier, proponents of home health care technology got down to the economic brass tacks early on. Kerr compared the cost of assisted living or nursing home stays–he cited the approximately $75,000 it costs to maintain one person annually in a nursing home environment–with the cost of outfitting a home with sensors that monitor, record, and transmit information about location, medications, and other key daily necessities and said it would be a fraction of the ongoing costs of living outside the home.

“That’s the value proposition to the customer,” Kerr explained. But the numbers are equally good for the integrators that will sell and install those technology products. “Digital home health products are not yet commoditized, so the margins are very, very good right now, like the home theater business when it started out,” Kerr pointed out. Continue reading

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NBC News explores how to slow the onset of dementia

Slow the Onset of Dementia
Research suggests there are things you can do to prevent or slow the onset of dementia, andDan Michel’s company Dakim BrainFitness is challenging people to challenge themselves. Continue reading

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