In 2012, Katy Fike and Stephen Johnston created Aging2.0 with the purpose of accelerating innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. We started as a grassroots organization, hosting coffee for 15 people in New York City, and we've never lost touch with our roots.
Over the last several years we have seen tremendous growth within our Chapter community. What started as a regional group has now expanded to include 80 Chapters in 23 countries. More than 550 events have been held to bring attention to our mission, educate others and find solutions around the Grand Challenges and opportunities in aging.
Aging2.0 Chapter goals help to ensure that our extensive Chapter network is having the right conversations and sharing the most important information with their local communities. The goals of our Chapters are to:
Build Local Communities and Ecosystems of Innovation
Our Chapters bring together innovators in the aging and senior care space, break down industry silos and encourage others to get involved with the aging innovation industry.
Share Innovation Best Practices and Insight
Chapter Ambassadors are on the front lines of innovation in their communities and have access to resources and knowledge for their region. They identify trends and solutions to share with the broader Aging2.0 network and have the opportunity to contribute content.
Strengthen Aging2.0 Worldwide
The growth of Aging2.0 globally means that more innovators, providers, investors and consumers have access to the power and resources of our network. Chapters play a vital role in spreading the word and fulfilling the mission that we embarked on nearly seven years ago.
Chapters are the core of Aging2.0 and our mission. We value the work that our Ambassadors and local communities do to improve the lives of older adults around the world.
To find or start a Chapter near you, visit aging2.com/chapters.