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Episode 7: Challenging How We Think About Technology, Steve Ewell, Computer Technology Association

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“We power lives. Through our extensive and dynamic network, we bring technology to those most in need — seniors and people with disabilities. It’s more than just devices. We give people freedom, independence, purpose and most importantly, vital connections.” 

Steve Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation

Welcome to Mavericks for Senior Living: Challenging The Way We Age. We are two innovators and entrepreneurs who have huge hearts and passion for our older adults. And we see all kinds of opportunities to improve today’s system for how we age.

In this episode Steve Ewell tells us about the Consumer Technology Association Foundation. We discuss the opportunities to:

  • Empower older adults
  • Take care of the caregivers
  • Improve communications

Geek Moment

And then Francis and Steve have a Geek Moment about Google Glass and dementia, augmented and virtual reality, and the improved health outcomes they’ve seen with Virtual Senior Centers for low income home bound.

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Thank you to our sponsors, Karen Brown, CEO of iAging, and WorkAbility.

Mavericks of Senior Living is produced by Serenity App, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse. The musical artist is Jason Donnelly. You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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