We were thrilled to join both the social and in-real-life (IRL) conversation this week during the 2016 What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, where our very own Ginna Baik (@GinnaBaik) was moderating a number of sessions. We always love informative and frank conversation about the longevity marketplace and senior care, and we were impressed with all the thoughtful discussion in conjunction with the event!
Between the live tweeted sessions representing a wealth of Boomer-related topics to the different perspectives shared by caregivers, technologists and industry regulators, Twitter was abuzz with important insights that will no doubt help shape where the future is headed. What tweets left the most lasting impression on us? To be quite honest, it was hard to narrow down our list because we saw so many good ones! In no particular order, here are the ones that really caught our attention.
Sally Abrahms @sallyabrahms
Re #boomers: “We’re at a moment where we are reinventing ourselves.”@TheJohnZogby #boomersummit
Immersion Active @ImmersionActive
88% of Boomers: they’ll do whatever it takes to stay in current home so they don’t have to move into #SeniorLiving @NMITweets #BoomerSummit
Yael M. @yaelinthecity
is technology the key to improving caregiver productivity? @GreatCallCEO says yes: #boomersummit @WhatsNextBoomer @GreatCallInc
Brittany Weinberg @bcsweinberg
We can improve caregiving productivity by knowing what’s wrong before the caregiving episode occurs @GreatCallCEO #BoomerSummit
Ali Rogan @AliRogan
#BoomerSummit @garlandbond says get to know your 50+ audience better and lose the hype pic.twitter.com/xLrm6F1Y22
Jonathan Boehman @JonathanBoehman
“I’m not about the latest, I’m about the best…” —a #boomer consumer @WhatsNextBoomer #BoomerSummit
Brooks Kenny @brooksbkenny
Caregiving today is where the Internet was in 1984 via @WhatsNextBoomer #Boomersummit
Elaine Ryan @RoamtheDomes
Boomers are consumers! We need to drive change in technology! #DisruptAging #BoomerSummit
Louis Tenenbaum @louis_tenenbaum
@rohitbhargava @WhatsNextBoomer #BoomerSummit how to see around the corner. Trends are curated observations. Excellent
Per @AARP @JoAnn_Jenkins: the problem is not technology; it’s poorly designed technology #BoomerSummit
Amy Goyer @AmyGoyer
Internet of Things and Smarthomes – how many older adults today know what those terms mean? #BoomerSummit #AiA16 #Technogy
Michele Kimball @michelekimball
@rohitbhargava says “Optimistic Aging” is trending & leading to smart homes, robotic nurses & autonomous driving. #Tech #BoomerSummit
Meg McMahon @McMegM
Bravo to millennial “kids” in the crowd 2day working hard field of aging. Avoid us/them rhetoric: focus on interdependence. #boomersummit
@TheJohnZogby: “Every boomer should have a millennial concierge to guide them thru life.” #BoomerSummit
“The family caregiver is the most neglected component of the healthcare system” Jim Murphy @myUHC #BoomerSummit
@curiouslee: Make your website EASY TO READ from phones & tablets.
#Mobile responsive #UX. #BoomerSummit
dr janet taylor @drjanet
#Longevity is not about aging, it’s about living! Wonderful session today #BoomerSummit! #WatchYourLanguage #GetItRight @lifereimagined
While there are some challenges ahead, it’s exciting to see so many people uniting together to discuss making the lives of seniors better. As the longevity and aging topic continues to receive national discussion, the Boomer Summit reminds us that the future of senior care touches us all. The conversation gives us hope for change and a brighter future through open communication, advocacy and innovation.
Share your thoughts and help keep the conversation going on the @WhatsNextBoomer #BoomerSummit with us on Twitter, @CDW_Healthcare. You can find out about our own work and insights on senior care here.