Benchmark Vice President Addresses Technology Trends in the Longevity Economy at Cambridge Innovation Center
Partners with MIT Enterprise Forum and AGENCY to Explore
New World of Technology Assisted Aging
Benchmark, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced that Moulay Elalamy, vice president of IT, recently presented alongside a panel of industry experts at MIT Enterprise Forum’s Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Longevity Economy held at the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Elalamy participated in a panel discussion aimed at identifying and fostering technological innovations that address unmet needs for the growing over-50 demographic, including caregiving, social engagement, lifelong learning and mobility. The event was attended by some of the Boston area’s brightest minds, from technology entrepreneurs to service professionals.
Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Longevity Economy was hosted by Danielle Duplin, co-founder and global launch director for AGENCY, an organization fostering innovation worldwide for living longer and aging better. It was moderated by Jody Holtzman, senior managing partner of Longevity Venture Advisors. Other panelists were Phil Lambert, senior vice president, discover and labs for Life Biosciences; Codi Gharagouzloo, CEO of Imaginostics; and Kendra Seavey, clinical administration director for care.coach.
Benchmark, a launch partner for CIC AGENCY in 2018, is committed to fostering innovation in key areas that it has identified through its work over the last 22 years with thousands of seniors and families in its senior living communities across the Northeast. The company has worked with numerous experts, thought leaders and entrepreneurs to pioneer solutions and strategies addressing everything from social isolation to ensuring medication is administered safely. Innovations like smart room-enabled apartments that make it easier for residents to stay connected, special lighting with motion sensors and behavioral cues, and biometric safes help its residents maintain independence and connectivity as they age.
“We are committed to helping seniors live active, connected and fulfilling lives regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status,” says Elalamy. “Events such as these help us foster solutions for the needs older people encounter daily, and by overcoming these obstacles we are able to fulfill on our mission of keeping seniors and their families connected to what matters most in their lives.”
Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,400 associates and 58 communities. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The organization was selected by FORTUNE magazine for its inaugural 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list, taking the number 16 spot on the list of top 40 aging services companies and ranking number three among companies with more than 40 communities. Benchmark is one of only six companies named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work list every year of the 11 years it has been published. And it has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Business Journal as a top workplace, and by the Boston Business Journal, Providence Business News and Hartford Business Journal as one of the healthiest employers. Click here for more information.
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