Technology for Aging: What Can We do Better? A Primer for Entrepreneurs.

San Francisco
Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 5:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco

Entrepreneurs passionate about making a difference are recognizing the burgeoning opportunities of the growing aging population.

If you are an innovator who wants to take on some of the large or small challenges and opportunities in aging, the Aging2.0 San Francisco chapter invites you to join us for a gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) introduction to help you better understand the needs, abilities and desires of older adults and caregivers. This session is appropriate for entrepreneurs with products in development, as well as if you only have an inkling of an idea about a product you want to create.

Mary Hulme, Geriatric Care Manager, Founder of Moonstone Geriatrics, will show examples of products she has seen and tell "tales from the trenches" to help entrepreneurs understand what worked, what didn't work...and what older adults and caregivers need. She will describe some of the challenges and opportunities she sees for entrepreneurs interested in helping families and their aging relatives. Her intent is to help you be more sensitive to the "real world" of families who may not be adept with technology -- and who may not even own a smartphone or computer!

June M. Fisher, MD, Chief Elder Officer, Aging2.0, will speak about the need to include older adults in developing products that serve older adults and describe some of her experiences working with product designers and entrepreneurs.

To provide the entrepreneur's perspective, Tyler Wozny, former Director of Product Management at Lively, will talk about how Lively engaged older adults while designing their products -- as well as the challenges they faced -- to give you an insider's experience of what it is like developing products for older clientele.

An interactive audience discussion will follow. Make sure to bring your questions and your experiences to share to help other entrepreneurs. Working together we can make people's lives better as we grow up!


Mary Hulme, LCSW, ASW-G, C-SWHC is a Licensed Clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience. She is the Founder of Moonstone Geriatrics and co-author of the eBook “Caring from Afar: A Guide to Home Sensor Systems for Aging Parents”. Ms. Hulme earned a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley and has specialized certifications in health care and gerontology. She frequently speaks on elder care and dementia throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and is also a consultant on how we can best utilize technology to improve the quality of life for older adults.

June M. Fisher, MD, is an internal medicine physician specializing in occupational health. She is an associate clinical professor, COEH, UCB. She was, for 10 years, a lecturer in the Product Design Program, Stanford School of Engineering. For the past 4 years, given her advanced age and mobility problems, she expanded her work in user based design for occupational health and safety to co-design for aging. She is Chief Elder Officer, Aging2.0. Her current activities in co-design for aging include mentoring design students at San Francisco State University and UCB. Two of her mentee groups were first prize winners (2015, 2016) Stanford Center on Longevity International Design competition. Dr. Fisher was recognized in 2015 by the Center and Aging2.0 for her contributions to ageless design. She speaks widely both here in the Bay Area and nationally on Co-Design for Aging as well as judging many pitches for design in this area.

Tyler Wozny, former Director of Product Management at Lively, helped create the system designed to help older adults remain living at home longer, via a system of sensors and emergency response watch. Mr. Wozny earned an MBA in International Business from Hult Business School in Shanghai and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. He is currently Director of Mobile Product at Sephora. 

Date/Time: WED, October 25, 2017, 5:30-8:30 PM

  • 5:30-6:30 PM - Networking Reception
  • 6:30-7:30 PM - Program and Q&A
  • 7:30-8:30 PM - Post Program Networking

Location: Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, 94105. Public transportation recommended.

NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by 10/23. This is a secure building. The name you register with MUST match your ID or you will not be allowed past the security desk to attend the event. Please note the registration system will only allow you to register one person at a time. Guests must be registered separately.

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SAVE THE DATE: On December 5 the Aging2.0 San Francisco Chapter will host the second in this series to help entrepreneurs better understand the aging market -- and provide fundamentals about designing products for seniors and caregivers. The December event intends to showcase how older adults are helping shape innovation. If you have questions about the event, suggestions of programs effectively engaging seniors in developing solutions, or are a savvy company wanting to showcase your brand by sponsoring this event, contact Bill Brasier at Sponsorship opportunities start at $250 for inclusion in event marketing promotion and a demo table at the event.

Keynote Speakers

  • Mary Hulme, LCSW, ASW-G, C-SWHC

    Mary Hulme, LCSW, ASW-G, C-SWHC

    Moonstone Geriatrics


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  • June Fisher, MD

    June Fisher, MD


    Chief Elder Officer and Agitator

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  • Tyler Wozny

    Tyler Wozny


    Director of Global Product

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Wednesday, Oct 25
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)


Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor San Francisco94105

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