In a March 2016 Newton TAB article, Boston Bridge board member Ilana Levine Seidman talks about an inter-generational program called Newton Talks that she helped to develop and launch. Read about how a group of Newton high school students are teaming up with veterans in a multi-generational oral history project. The program is currently focusing on veterans, but will eventually collect stories from war widows and other family members and keep them as a record for future generations. Read more here.
Baby Boom or Bust: Planning for our grandparents through design and technology
A panel discussion on aging, design, and technology
Cambridge, MA – A panel of distinguished thought-leaders in design, technology, housing will come together on April 7th at the Venture Café in Cambridge to explore the benefits of incorporating intergenerational collaboration into innovation, product design and technology.
Our distinguished panel will include Dr. Joe Coughlin, Director of the MIT AgeLab, Heather Boesch, Director of Business Operations at IDEO, Anna Hall, Director of Resident Programs Engagement at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, and Bern Terry, Vice President of Sales for VGo Communications. Barbara Friedman, President of Boston Bridge, will be the moderator for this insightful evening.
The field of technology and design for the aging population is exploding. Should innovators and start ups consult with senior citizens on product development? As Barbara Friedman explains,
“Intergenerational collaboration on product design will be a key factor in the success of new technology for seniors especially as this industry is expected to grow from $2 billion today to more than $30 billion in the next few years.”
Boston Bridge is a professional association composed of emerging leaders in the field of aging. Boston Bridge provides monthly meetings, networking, mentoring opportunities, and a platform for career growth.
Aging2.0® is a global innovation platform for aging and senior care. It is on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world.
The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan.
Contact: Sylvia Lewinstein