Jul 13, 2021HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs Select Seven Finalists to Pitch During 2021 Social Connections ChallengeShowcasing an array of innovators, presenting solutions for the 50-plus to build social connections and better engage with their communities
May 24, 2021Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs Launch Better Aging Through Technology Pitch CompetitionApplications open until June 10; Six to Eight finalists will be chosen to present at the virtual competition on July 1
Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs launch the Better Aging Through Technology pitch competition, for companies, early stage startups, and ideas that improve our quality of life as we age.
May 18, 2021Eight Finalists Will be Selected for a Chance to Win Prizes Valued up to $10,000
HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs invite startups across the country to apply for the 2021 Social Connections Challenge, now through June 20. The Challenge seeks digital innovations that aim to combat loneliness and social isolation, an issue that affects many adults as they age.
May 12, 2021AARP Urges Older Americans Struggling to Access and Afford High-Speed Internet to Enroll in New Emergency Broadband Benefit ProgramNew temporary federal initiative can save eligible households up to $50 monthly on high-speed internet bills
A recent AARP survey found many Americans age 50-plus struggle to access and afford high-speed internet.
Apr 22, 2021AARP Innovation Labs Announces 2021 MassChallenge Cohort to Improve Older Americans Health and Financial WellbeingAARP 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, 2021NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community Announces Grant Program to Continue Support for Retired Educators During the PandemicEffort 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, 2021New 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, 2021AARP Empowers Older Adults’ Tech Use by Joining Forces With OATS, Launching A Virtual Community Center“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, 2020AARP Launches New Digital Platform, “Growing with Age,” to Help Businesses Reap Benefits of Multigenerational Workforces
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, 2020Alcove 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, 2020Challenge 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, 2020AARP Innovation Labs Launches ‘AARP Community Connections’ Platform To Find Help, Or Give It, During Coronavirus Pandemic
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, 2020Adoption 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, 2020AARP 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, 2019AARP Announces Sunu as the Winner of its Grand Finale Pitch Competition; Artiphon and Loro are Second and Third Place Winners
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, 2019AARP 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, 2019AARP 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, 2019New 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, 2018Embodied 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, 2018New 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, 2018AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups Focused on Advancing Healthcare and Improving Patient Well-beingAARP Serves in “Champion” Role in Working with Folia Health, Orbita, Pillo Health
AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups Focused on Advancing Healthcare and...