Technology as a
key to aging well


Family matters in caregiving and technology adoption


The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and Philips released the final results of a three-part aging study today, revealing that family caregivers are unintentional barriers to technology adoption and usage by older adults in their care – even though they acknowledge it can be an important way of enriching the care recipient's life.


The results of the full study can be found at



A team effort


Fifteen years from today, there will be twice as many older Americans – those age 65 and older – as there were in 2000. These Americans – along with their health and wellness teams, families and loved ones – are beginning to make crucial and complex decisions about where and how they will spend their aging years. Understanding that many prefer to live fully independent lives, and aspire to age in place, Philips is partnering with experts and decision-makers in the healthcare and aging arena to host its “Aging Well Expert Series” that examines the challenges, opportunities and necessary steps associated with aging in place.



Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business


Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in the service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C.– the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University's connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree or open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow them on Twitter:@msbgu.

About the Aging Well initiative

Through a collaborative partnership and joint research, Philips and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business conducted a multi-year, three-part study on aging. Experts and industry leaders came together to examine the results and explore solutions to help people age at home, or age in place, for as long as possible.

New AgingWell Hub unites innovators

The AgingWell Hub (AWH) is a unique new collaborative research and development initiative for open innovation that will examine and share solutions for aging well. The initiative will identify new technologies, products, and services, as well as provide thought leadership in collaboration with older adults, caregivers, healthcare systems, caregivers, payers, policy makers, corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, and academia.


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