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Driven by the power of open innovation, the AgingWell Hub fosters collaboration with older adults, caregivers, healthcare systems, caregivers, payers, policy makers, corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, academia and non-profits.
Sponsored by industry, governments and NGOs worldwide, the MIT AgeLab conducts multidisciplinary research to develop new ideas, insights and technologies to enable 100 years of quality living. AgeLab applies human-centered systems thinking to understand the challenges and opportunities of longevity and emerging generational lifestyles to catalyze innovations in transportation, health & wellbeing, work & retirement and housing and community. For more information on how AgeLab is rethinking life tomorrow visit agelab.mit.edu.
Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 108,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy-efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is a national nonprofit organization that empowers decision-makers to use design to transform the built and natural environment. Through its programs, AAF convenes leaders in city government, design, education, public policy, preservation and urban planning to support using design to advance transformative change in our schools, cities and communities.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families, such as health care, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities, and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news, and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; AARP.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older people in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
eHealth Initiative (eHI) is a Washington D.C.-based, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology. eHI is the only national organization that represents all of the stakeholders in the healthcare industry. Working with its membership, eHI advocates for the use of health IT that is practical, sustainable and addresses stakeholder needs, particularly those of patients. For more information, visit www.ehidc.org.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country. More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com.
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a nonprofit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance supports a network of 80-plus state and local caregiving coalitions and serves as Secretariat for the International Alliance of Carer Organizations.
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, multiple ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. The MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) is about creating a vibrant innovation ecosystem at MedStar in order to transform care and advance health. The scope of activities at MI2 include initiatives in human factors and usability; simulation training; digital health and data science; technology development and commercialization; and systems of care delivery. For more information, visit: http://mi2.medstarhealth.org/
Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
ReACT is an employer-focused coalition dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by employee caregivers and reducing the impact on the companies that employ them. ReACT represents nearly 1 million employees through its membership of more than 40 companies and non-profit organizations. ReACT seeks to create a supportive business environment where the challenges faced by caregivers juggling the demands of both work and caregiving for an adult with a chronic age-related disease are understood and recognized by employers so that employees can better meet their personal and professional responsibilities. Please visit www.respectcaregivers.org for more information.
Smart Living 360 is a real estate development and operating company focused on delivering innovative living experiences with a particular emphasis on well-being. We believe that many people wish to rewrite the standard life course, opting for a life of ongoing engagement, purpose and growth. Leaning on principles of connection, access and simplicity, we create inspired homes in walkable, intergenerational mixed-use urban and suburban areas.
StreetScape is a design/development/construction company focused on urban-infill development projects. The concepts of New Urbanism are inherent in our neighborhoods, as we build within existing enduring, sustainable, and vibrant small urban communities. StreetScape’s endeavors began with the development of 26 Front Porch Revival homes in Libertyville, IL. The planning of the homes is designed to be in harmony with the additional transformation of the historic Central School building into 15 Urban lofts. StreetScape has proposed to enhance School Street’s residents’ quality of life to align with the cultural shift in America of how people want to live; a lifestyle that has been previously unavailable at reasonable prices. The School Street development promotes a New Urban lifestyle that is connected to the community, pedestrian friendly, less excessive, more sensitive to the environment, and within steps of Libertyville’s vibrant downtown. New StreetScape projects include neighborhoods in Skokie, IL, Nashotah, WI and Chicago, IL. They are also expanding their reach to communities in Colorado and Utah.
Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning transforms students into visionary leaders, teaching them how to successfully integrate urban design with community development to create livable, meaningful and sustainable neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Housed in Georgetown’s state-of-the-art downtown campus, the program engages the communities, places, and professionals to study urbanization as a global endeavor. Students gain unique, hands-on urban planning experience with Washington, D.C.’s extraordinary concentration of local, domestic, and international organizations, whose innovative activities span all facets of global urbanization.
The Department of Senior Programs and Services offers seminars and activities for seniors throughout the year, including informational sessions about health policy and social events. The Department is a subset of the Westchester County Government.
Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, West Health is dedicated to pioneering new and smarter technologies, policies and practices to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at a lower cost to all Americans. Our focus is supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age on their own terms, preserving and protecting their dignity, quality of life and independence. Headquartered in San Diego with an office in Washington, D.C., West Health includes the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center. For more information, visit westhealth.org and follow us @westhealth.