Connecting Social Determinants of Health Networks with Older Adults at Home

Palo Alto
Tue, Oct 25, 5:00 PM (PDT)

Connecting Social Determinants of Health Networks with Older Adults at Home is a pitch event, panel discussion, mini-expo and networking opportunity that focuses on the new and rapidly emerging at-home personal care services ecosystem. This event is a production of the Silicon Valley Area Aging2.0 Chapters hosted by Plug and Play Tech in Sunnyvale.

Your ticket gives you access to in-person and virtual event venues.
Palo Alto

Pitch - Expert Panel - Expo - Network

Labor shortages and growing demand for elder care services are global demographic shift effects expected to continue for decades. Everyone who cares is feeling the effects. People over age 65 consume more medical and healthcare services than others. They are feeling it the most.

Skilled labor shortages in our healthcare institutions are dire. Informal labor is also in short supply. Family caregivers are increasingly under stress. Quality of life for older adults and their families is threatened. Circumstances are forcing us to change how, where, and from where we care for one another.

More healthcare is taking place at home. Major corporations are posturing to help make primary care easily retail accessible. Assistive care and selfcare at home processes are improving. Older adults are going to be living longer at home while experiencing better quality oof life with their families and friends.

Our care ecosystems are in transition. Care is becoming personalized, holistic, and collaborative. The continued success of this change depends on our ability to adapt and shape the use of networking and automation technologies to integrate and interoperate available resources to create care at home.

Medical care alone is insufficient for ensuring better health outcomes and improved quality of life.

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. For older adults, social determinants of health include access to housing, nutritious food, financial resources, transportation, and social connections; services associated with daily life.

Many SDOH service resources are underutilized. They can be difficult for consumers to access and use. Better digitalization is beginning to help.

This event features:

A panel of experts – Accelerating impact in SDOH service networks.

Panelists representing corporate innovators, leading startups, social service organizations and funders and will discuss key integration and networking issues faced by at-home care ecosystem innovators.

Pitch for Partners Presentations

Five leading innovators will be selected to present their collaboration and integration profiles, revealing their core functional competencies and unique qualifications as partners in value co-creation and at-home care service delivery.

See the Pitch Nominees HERE.

To apply to Pitch for Partners, email

Innovation Expo

See tabletop exhibits and demonstrations by leading at-home care innovators while networking with colleagues and enjoying refreshments.

This event is for you:

  • Innovative startups: meet potential ecosystem partners
  • Investors: hear about SDOH network solutions
  • Corporate innovators: find partners to co-create more complete and valuable solutions
  • Community Based Organizations: present your technology needs to potential partners and identify collaborative piloting opportunities


Reserve a table to exhibit your company at this premier Silicon Valley networking event, only $175. Email to reserve your table. 


  • 3:30 PM OPTIONAL Plug and Play Tour
  • 5:00 - 8:00 Program 
           - ­Panel: SDOH services in the new at-home care ecosystem
           - Pitch for Partners
           - Expo and networking opportunities



Tuesday, Oct 25
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)


Plug And Play Tech Center
440 N Wolfe Rd Sunnyvale, CA94085


  • Mick Fitzgerald

    Mick Fitzgerald

    Aging2.0 Palo Alto Chapter


    See Bio
  • Denise Yarmlak

    Denise Yarmlak

    Aging2.0 San Francisco Chapter Ambassador

  • Carey Lai

    Carey Lai


    Co-Founder & CEO

    See Bio

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