Benchmark VP Addresses Tech Trends in the Longevity Economy at Cambridge Innovation Center
Partners with MIT Enterprise Forum and AGENCY to Explore New World of Technology Assisted Aging
Elalamy participated in a panel discussion aimed at identifying and fostering technological innovations that address unmet needs for the growing over-50 demographic, including caregiving, social engagement, lifelong learning and mobility. The event was attended by some of the Boston area's brightest minds, from technology entrepreneurs to service professionals.
Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Longevity Economy was hosted by Danielle Duplin, cofounder and global launch director for AGENCY, an organization fostering innovation worldwide for living longer and aging better. It was moderated by Jody Holtzman, senior managing partner of Longevity Venture Advisors. Other panelists were Phil Lambert, senior vice president, discover and labs for Life Biosciences;
Benchmark, a launch partner for CIC AGENCY in 2018, is committed to fostering innovation in key areas that it has identified through its work over the last 22 years with thousands of seniors and families in its senior living communities across the Northeast. The company has worked with numerous experts, thought leaders and entrepreneurs to pioneer solutions and strategies addressing everything from social isolation to ensuring medication is administered safely. Innovations like smart room-enabled apartments that make it easier for residents to stay connected, special lighting with motion sensors and behavioral cues, and biometric safes help its residents maintain independence and connectivity as they age.
"We are committed to helping seniors live active, connected and fulfilling lives regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status," says Elalamy. "Events such as these help us foster solutions for the needs older people encounter daily, and by overcoming these obstacles we are able to fulfill on our mission of keeping seniors and their families connected to what matters most in their lives."
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Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,400 associates and 58 communities. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape (https://www.tomsgrapevine.com/
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