What we're about

By 2020, people over age 65 will outnumber children under age 5. Humanity faces an urgent question on an unprecedented scale: How do we care for an aging population who can’t work, and harness the contributions of those who can? How do we use technology and creative delivery models to provide care at scale?

This meetup will focus on the unique challenges that are facing this population. There will be guest speakers from SilverTech companies (startups for the senior population) as well as from community organizations sharing their perspective on the future.

The goal of this group is to bring together a diverse group of people to learn about the challenges, think about and question them, then create ideas and hopefully businesses to tackle these.

There are too many smart people in Chicago, for only a handful of aging/senior care businesses. We want to change that with stimulating discussion and developing a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities.

If you want to learn more about the organizer, watch his TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkvp3FcxzGE

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Age-Friendly Cities

Matter

As the world’s population grows older and more urban, cities around the world must decide how to adapt. From public transportation to community living to access to grocery stores, a new model of what a community is is desired to fully support the aging community. How will we promote healthy active aging? How will the layout of the city impact aging? In this session, we will focus on this topic of Age-Friendly Cities with a speaker who will dive into a specific challenge.

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