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  • Apr 22, 2021
    AARP to Collaborate with 10 Startups in MassChallenge’s HealthTech and FinTech Accelerator Programs

    AARP Innovation Labs announced today its collaboration with 10 startups in the 2021 MassChallenge HealthTech and FinTech accelerator programs. MassChallenge, now in its 12th year, accelerates innovation by forming collaborations between later-stage digital health and financial startups with industry-leading organizations, like AARP, to solve some of the greatest challenges in health care and the financial services industry. As part of this work, the startups will present to potential investors and business customers at AARP Innovation Labs’ annual Demo Day on May 25.

  • Apr 22, 2021
    Effort Will Help Further Strengthen Virtual Engagement for Retired Educator Associations Across U.S.

    With older adults remaining at a higher risk for severe illness and isolation as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has announced the launch of the 2021 We Care grant program.

  • Apr 21, 2021
    New AARP research report highlights rise in tech ownership, adoption, and usage, yet access to internet is still an issue for older Americans

    WASHINGTON–In a year with a global pandemic significantly limiting social interaction, technology became more important than ever, especially for older adults. New research from AARP found that more older adults (44%) view tech more positively as a way stay connected than they did before COVID-19. In addition, 4 out of 5 adults age 50+ rely on technology to stay connected and in touch with family and friends.

  • Feb 8, 2021
    “Lifelines for older people as they explore new ways to live, cope and thrive”—AARP COO Scott Frisch

    WASHINGTON—Today AARP announced two new moves to help its 38 million members and all older adults live their best lives, at a time when people are more reliant than ever on technology to help...

  • Dec 16, 2020

    AARP today released a new interactive digital platform, Growing with Age, to equip global employers with tools, research, and resources to help them recognize the benefits of, build support for, and embrace multigenerational workforces.

  • Oct 9, 2020

    WASHINGTON—AARP Innovation Labs announced Wheel Pad L3C and ZIBRIO as the winners of its 2020 Grand Pitch Finale, held virtually on October 8. Now in its third year, the culminating pitch event...

  • Aug 20, 2020
    Alcove is the first family-oriented app to launch on Oculus Quest

    WASHINGTON—AARP Innovation Labs today released Alcove for Oculus Quest, a virtual reality home that helps families and friends to stay connected and discover new experiences, no matter their...

  • Jul 29, 2020

    WASHINGTON—AARP has been named one of Fast Company’s 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators. Now in its second annual year, the list honors businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep...

  • Jun 16, 2020
    Challenge recognizes developers creating tech-enabled products to solve menopause symptoms

    WASHINGTON —AARP Innovation Labs is pleased to announce three winners of the Hacking Menopause Challenge, in collaboration with Hackster.io: EloCare, Pride Chill, and NYX Systems. The startup...

  • Mar 25, 2020

    WASHINGTON—AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs today, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups—also called “mutual aid” groups—help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.

  • Jan 23, 2020
    Adoption Rates Across Age Brackets Converging

    WASHINGTON--New research from AARP finds tech ownership among adults age 50-plus continues to grow, with smartphone usage increasing from 70% in 2017 to 77% in 2019. In addition, adults ages 50...

  • Jan 6, 2020
    AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins to Highlight Findings from the Longevity Economy® Outlook at Jan. 7 Storyteller Stage

    WASHINGTON—AARP will showcase innovation in age-tech and highlight opportunities created by the growing age 50-plus market at booth #41131 in the Sands at CES 2020.

  • Oct 21, 2019

    AARP Innovation Labs named Sunu as the winner of its 2019 Grand Pitch Finale, the culminating pitch event featuring 10 innovative startups that have won selective pitch competitions throughout year. Artiphon won second place and Loro received third place, as determined by audience vote, at Wednesday night’s Grand Finale Pitch event. The ten participating startups had solutions focused on addressing social isolation.

  • Oct 8, 2019
    AARP to provide in-kind consulting services to Enwoven, Musical Health Technologies, Pillo Health, Rendever and XRHealth

    AARP Innovation Labs announced today that its Hatchery Ventures program has added five new companies to its startup portfolio: Enwoven, Musical Health Technologies, Pillo Health, Rendever, and XRHealth. Through Hatchery Ventures, AARP engages with age-tech start-ups in the seed to Series A stages with the goal of growing and scaling the best versions of their solutions to address consumers’ needs and help people choose how they live as they age.

  • Jun 21, 2019
    AARP Ranked 11th Among Top 30 Large Workplaces

    AARP has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2019 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. AARP is a 2019 award winner in the top 30 large employers category, rising to #11 from #14 last year. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

  • Jan 8, 2019
    New Research: More People 50-Plus Using Tech to Stay Connected to Friends, Loved Ones; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Highlights Social Connection at Inaugural CES Pitch Competition

    LAS VEGAS – At CES 2019, AARP is putting the spotlight on the $7.6 trillion of annual economic activity generated by Americans age 50-plus, which is equivalent to the third largest economy in...

  • Jan 3, 2019

    Las Vegas— January 3, 2019 — The first annual CES Pitch Competition to highlight technology creating social connection was announced today by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)...

  • Oct 26, 2018
    Embodied Labs, Tech UR Elders and Zogo Finance Take First, Second and Third Place

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Innovation Labs has announced the winners of its 2018 Grand Pitch Competition finale held on October 25. Eight winners of regional competitions converged in DC for the concluding pitch event where they shared their intergenerational solutions focused on health, wealth and self.

  • Oct 11, 2018
    “Raise Your Voice” Informs on Drug Costs, Medicare, Polling Places and More

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced the launch of “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The voice-enabled experience is designed...

  • Jun 25, 2018
    New AARP Physician Survey Underscores the Need for Innovative Solutions to World’s Brain Health Crisis Impacting More Than 50 Million People

    WASHINGTON, DC—With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign...

  • May 30, 2018
    AARP Serves in “Champion” Role in Working with Folia Health, Orbita, Pillo Health

    AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups Focused on Advancing Healthcare and...

  • Mar 29, 2018
    Design on Aging guides to help entrepreneurs design products and services focused on older adults’ needs and preferences

    WASHINGTON, DC—In a collaborative effort to support innovation and the well-being of seniors at risk of social isolation, AARP, IDEO and Project Catalyst have launched two design guides that provide practical insights and tools for entrepreneurs developing products and services for older adults. The two Design on Aging booklets, Connected Living and Independent Living, synthesize research into the mindsets of older adults and explore how to effectively design solutions that can help people stay socially connected and physically mobile as they age.

  • Feb 28, 2018
    Desire to connect with family and friends is main driver of technology use for adults 50-plus

    WASHINGTON, DC— Ninety-one percent of tech owners 50 plus say they use personal technology to keep in touch with family and friends, according to a new AARP survey aimed at measuring and...

  • Jan 16, 2018
    Study focuses on smartphone apps for care coordination, emergency response systems, and online services for in-home aide selection. Report conducted by Project Catalyst group comprised of founding members AARP, Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare, MedStar Health, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    WASHINGTON, DC—Family caregivers can benefit from technology designed to meet their specific care needs, according to an AARP report issued today that details how technology can help caregivers and their care recipients. The report’s findings indicate that there is a need in the marketplace for technology products that support family caregivers.

  • Jun 21, 2017
    Winner to Receive $10,000; Six Finalists From Around the World Also Announced

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that HomeEXCEPT Inc. has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the AARP Innovation Champion Awards competition for its service Smart Sensors for EXCEPTional Peace of Mind, a platform that allows family members to monitor loved ones by using thermal sensors used to track movement.

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