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Elder Care Alliance Launches Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0; Sets Oct. 16 Event
ALAMEDA, CA – Elder Care Alliance, a non-profit senior living and aging innovation organization, has launched an Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0.
The new chapter is tasked with accelerating local, aging-focused innovation by providing a networking and collaboration hub for inventors, researchers, senior living providers, aging experts, older adults, investors and other interested parties. The chapter will also focus on identifying aging-related innovations to support the Aging2.0 Grand Challenges call to action.
Rosemary Jordan, vice president of business development and strategy at Elder Care Alliance, will serve as ambassador of the Alameda chapter. In this role, she will be responsible for leadership, strategic planning, recruiting a core chapter team and fostering collaboration. Serving as deputy ambassador will be Dr. Erin Partridge, experiential researcher-in-residence at Elder Care Alliance.
“Joining the Aging2.0 collaborative community is a natural fit for ECA,” said Jordan. “Our mission includes an explicit calling to serve and enrich older adults and those who care for them through education and innovation … and Aging2.0 provides a platform and the tools to assist us in achieving a greater mission impact in the East Bay region.”
The Aging2.0 Alameda Chapter has set Oct. 16 as the date of its inaugural event that will feature a discussion of the role of social robots in the aging space. Led by Dr. Partridge, the event will feature a summary of recently completed research followed by a panel discussion. The event will take place at the Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland, California. For updates and notifications of upcoming events for Aging2.0 Alameda, visit https://www.aging2.com/alameda/ or follow @a2alameda on Twitter.
Dr. Partridge said hosting the salon-like talks at the Alameda Chapter will enable “a conversation about technology that features the voices of older adults themselves” and support more opportunities for exploration of social impact and holistic wellness benefits from technology and innovation in aging.
“We’re excited to add another chapter to our growing global network,” said Brittany Weinberg, director of community engagement at Aging2.0. “With Rosemary, Dr. Partridge and Alameda on board, we certainly have strong allies in our mission to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in the aging space.”
Aging2.0 is a global innovation network on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports
innovators throughout community (Aging2.0 Alliance and Chapters), events, startup programs and content. Over the past five years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 500 events around the world, cultivating a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, investors, senior care providers and older adults themselves. To learn more about Aging2.0, visit aging2.com or follow us on Twitter (@aging20).
About Elder Care Alliance
Elder Care Alliance is a California-based non-profit organization. Operating from both the mind and the heart, the Elder Care Alliance mission is to serve and enrich the holistic wellness of older adults and those who care for them through education, innovation and a network of professionals. Elder Care Alliance communities offer a variety of services, including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and independent living.