How To Non-Intrusively Know That Mom Is Ok – The Future of Senior Care with Marlo Vernon

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"After my great-aunt passed away living alone at home, I watched my parents anxiety grow when my grandmother didn't answer her phone. So I looked for a way to give us all peace of mind."

The Mavericks sit down with Marlo Vernon a recent graduate from the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Marlo has a passion to impact the way we age and improve the lives of our older adults. Marlo’s story is like so many. Her goal was to impact her grandmother’s life in a positive way.

Marlo shares her perspectives on why she chose to head down the path of Senior Care. Also, she will share her vision of the future of how we age and what really is important to stand out for young entrepreneurs. Marlo is the founder and CEO of CarePenguin.

CarePenguin was inspired by Marlo’s grandmother who wasn’t answering her phone one day. After many missed calls and text messages, her family grew increasingly concerned, especially because Grandma’s sister had just passed away months earlier from a stroke while living alone. Marlo’s family ended up calling security to check in on her and found that she was completely fine. ‍

There must be a way to keep tabs on our elderly loved ones without making them feel like they’re living under a microscope or breaking the bank. ‍ Coming from a family of nerds, Marlo’s father and now CTO of CarePenguin, Todd Vernon came up with a simple, non-invasive, inexpensive solution.

We are excited to bring you CarePenguin!


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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity Engage and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells & Francis LeGasse.  Subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher. Find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at ignitehope@mavericksofseniorliving.