Smart Home: Aging-in-Place

Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 1:00 PM (PDT)


Join us for Sacramento chapter’s Aging2.0 “Smart Home: Aging-in-Place” event on Saturday, September 29th from 1 to 4 pm at the Orangevale Community Center (6826 Hazel Ave, Orangevale).

Learn about how we can remain in our homes and maintain our independence as we age. We will showcase age-in-place friendly designs, smart-home technology and retrofitting ideas for your home to accommodate the challenges of aging. Topics will cover the evolution of Smart Home technology and trends. Whether you’re caring for a loved one or your planning for your own future, you don’t want to miss the guest speakers and products that will give you an idea of what the future holds. This is a great place to get business ideas as well as home ideas.

Guest speakers include:

Chris McIlwain of McIlwain Mobility Solutions will give attendees a lot to consider as he presents on auto, home and appliance accessibility, bathroom and kitchen solutions, lifting and transferring equipment and mobility aids. He will share about some of the retrofitting projects he has been involved in.

Realtor Elizabeth Williams with her SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation, specializes in the Seniors market. She will cover topics on homes to Age-in-Place, independent living, housing and financing options.

SMUD’s Lighting Specialist Connie Samla who will educate us on the importance of lighting as we age and how different light scenarios can help energize us during the day and help us sleep sounder at night.

As the demographic shift is tipping the balance towards older adults, we are moving into a world ripe for gerontechnology and innovative solutions. At this event, examples of such products will be shared. CraigCares has designed SensorSAFE, a system of passive monitoring using motion, open/closed, and pressure mat sensors. The sensors are strategically placed in the home to provide real-time information for the family and professional monitors. Electronic Caregiver is an automated home health care system integrating activity detection, medication reminders, connectivity to caregivers and EMT response operators and healthcare providers.

Entry is free; however, registration is required. By registering at the Aging2.0 site, attendees will receive raffle tickets for several free gifts including donations from McIlwain Mobility Solutions, AARP, Aging2.0 Sacramento chapter and more. Winners must be present.

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Sponsors who made this program possible include Interim Healthcare Hospice, Craig Cares & SensorSAFE, Revere Court, Sutter Health - Sutter Care at Home, Summerset Senior Living, Electronic Caregiver and chapter supporter Genesis Rehab Services.

Speaker schedule is as follows:

1:10-1:30:  Keri Vogtmann, Chapter Ambassador for Aging2.0, Blogger ""

Topic:  Aging2.0, Gerontechnology, Smart Homes

1:35-1:55:  Elizabeth Williams, Licensed Real Estate Agent, SRES

Topic:  Aging-in-Place - is my home ready?  Housing alternatives to help Seniors stay in their home longer

2:00-2:20:  Craig Falk, Founder & CEO, Craig Cares

Topic:  SensorSAFE - a response to the skyrocketing cost of in-home care

2:25-2:45:  Chris McIlwain, Founder of McIlwain Mobility Solutions

Topic:  Proactivity - The Smart Way to Age in Place

2:50-3:10:  Connie Samla, Lighting Specialist for SMUD

Topic:  Life-Changing Lighting

3:15-3:35:  Dot Boyd, Regional Director for Electronic Caregiver

Topic:  Electronic Caregiver

3:40-4:00:  Elizabeth Dodson, Co-Founder of HomeZada

Topic:  Digital Home Management As We Age

Keynote Speakers

  • Elizabeth Z. Williams

    Elizabeth Z. Williams

    Keller Williams

    Real Estate Agent

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  • Connie Samla

    Connie Samla


    Lighting Specialist

    See Bio
  • Chris McIlwain

    Chris McIlwain

    McIlwain Mobility Solutions


    See Bio
  • Craig Falk

    Craig Falk

    Craig Cares & SensorSAFE

    CEO, Owner

    See Bio
  • Dot Boyd

    Dot Boyd

    Electronic Caregiver

    Regional Director

    See Bio
  • Keri Vogtmann

    Keri Vogtmann

    GeronTech World


    See Bio
  • Elizabeth Dodson

    Elizabeth Dodson



    See Bio


Saturday, Sep 29
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)


Orangevale Community Center
6826 Hazel Avenue Orangevale95662

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