In Stria’s first State of the Longevity Market Survey, readers (who are all professionals working in aging or the longevity market) said that the most important issue for the field to address right now is public awareness of the impact of an aging society. At this event, we will look at various aspects of that impact, and brainstorm how those of us in the field can make a difference.
The program will include brief presentations on:
- Perceptions of Aging
- Work & Money Needs
- Intergenerational Benefits/Opportunities
- Aging Activism
We’ll follow with group ideation of ways we might raise public awareness followed by networking and discussion.
Confirmed speakers include:
Clare Martorana – United States Digital Team – US Department of Veterans Affairs
Elizabeth White, author of “Fifty-five, Unemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better (Retirement) Life”
Ryan Frederick, founder of Smart Living 360 and developer of intergenerational communities
Throughout the evening, we’ll explore perceptions of aging, the reality of personal finances, integrated housing options and the role of digital products.
- Welcome: Meet new colleagues and get ready for an interactive evening.
- Get Inspired: Hear from three innovative voices in the field on the impact of aging on our communities, businesses and lives.
- Create new ideas: Brainstorm with your peers about how to increase awareness of the needs and opportunities around aging.
- Share and network: Check out the ideas from the whole group, and enjoy drinks, snacks and great conversation.
Jeff Tidwell, CEO and Founder of Next For Me, News and Resources on Work and Finance for our Generation.
Wendi Burkhardt, CEO of Silvernest, Roommate Matching for Empty Nesters
Susan Donley, Publisher and CEO of Stria, A media platform for the longevity market.
More about our speakers
Clare Martorana is a digital service expert at the United States Digital Service, in Washington, D.C. Clare is detailed to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs focused on the agency’s Digital Modernization efforts. Clare recently served as president of Everyday Health’s after a 12 year career as senior vice president, general manager and editor-at-large at WebMD. She loves using innovative technology and human-centered design to create products, services, and experiences that improve people’s lives.
Elizabeth White is an author and seasoned non-profit executive with domestic and international expertise in economic development, aging solutions and gender equality. Most recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer of a midsize non-profit organization focused on development aid for Africa. She is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded and led a chain of decorative home stores in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York. She began her career in international development at the World Bank.
Ms. White earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Political Science from Oberlin College. A self-described “army brat,” she grew up in various countries in Europe and North Africa.
Ryan Frederick, is Founder & CEO of Smart Living 360. He describes a future where people can trade the individual isolation of their single family homes or institutional isolation often found at Shady Acres for rich connections in next generation housing in intergenerational, walkable mixed-used locations. It turns out that this future is happening today.
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