“Transforming Social Media for the Senior Community”
March 13 | 9:30 AM
Omni Hotel | Capital Ballroom
Today 40 million people are over 65 – the largest and fastest growing demographic in America. With Baby Boomers retiring, over 10,000 people a day turn 65, a trend that will continue over the next two decades. Americans age 50+ are increasingly likely to have a cell phone, a laptop or tablet, or a game console, and represent the fastest growing age segment to adopt to social networking and hypernet technology.
What’s the opportunity? A connected lifestyle that blurs boundaries across home, work, leisure, and retirement, smoothly connecting our online and offline lives. Unfortunately, this tech-enabled lifestyle is not yet widespread among older age ranges, hampered by technology choices that are complex and difficult to use.
To enable a connected living and social aging experience for older consumers, vendors need to begin to design for all, and entrepreneurs and the venture community need a more dynamic relationship with this huge and underserved growth market.
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Chief Executive Officer
Seniors In Touch
Hot off the Press
It’s very simple
Our patented family communications system for residents of Senior Living facilities makes it easy to stay in touch!
Text and Video E-mail Messaging. A camera built into the touchscreen with video e-mail technology creates a simple communications solution for senior adults. Those who wish to type can, but it is not required.
Photo Album. This feature allows for family members to upload photos for immediate viewing by the Senior without the delivery delays of mailing traditional photos. Multiple family members can create photo folders and upload pictures.
News, Weather, and Sports. Seniors can select the zip code from whatever city they'd like to get news, weather, and sports, allowing them to stay in touch with either their local community or one that reflects their roots.
Life Story. A very unique feature, this allows the Senior and their loved ones to create and maintain a living legacy and journal of the senior's life. This story section of Seniors In Touch creates a touchstone for interaction and genealogy for the entire family group.