As part of the continued Global Tour, we're excited to host our first themed event, a Valentine's Day Special. This will also be our first event hosted at Senior Planet (@seniorplanet), the country's first-of-its-kind technology center for seniors!
"Later-Life Love and Relationships: Implications for the 50+ Market"
Wednesday, February 20th
6-9 pm ET
Senior Planet Exploration Center
127 W 25th Street, New York, NY
Registration required, space is limited.
The interactive panel presentation and discussion will explore key trends and opportunity areas related to the business of relationships in the 50+ demographic, including:
- Online Dating—a $2bn industry that is set to grow substantially as Boomers embrace virtual platforms in their search for companionship.
- Sexual Health and Wellness—products/services and initiatives for the 50+ market present unique challenges in an era of pharmaceutical advancements, and growing public health issues. The global market for sexual dysfunction therapies alone is projected to reach $4.4bn by 2015.
- Beyond Romance—socialization, friendship, support, and cohabitation are especially important later in life, and are trends that shape the marketplace.
INTRODUCTIONS / MODERATION
- Stephen Johnston & Katy Fake, Co-founders, Aging2.0
- Emily Lutzker, Founder & CEO, OpenInvo, Advisor, Aging2.0
- Tom Kamber, Founder & Executive Director, OATS
- Hal Spielman, Market Researcher, Author and Co-Founder | Suddenly Solo
- Karol Markosky, Special Programs Manager | Council of Senior Centers and Services
- Rachel Braun Scherl, President, Semprae Laboratories, Inc.
Tom Kamber, Founder and Executive Director | OATS (@seniorplanet)
Thomas Kamber is the founding executive director of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), where he has led the creation of the largest municipal technology program for senior citizens in the country—training more than 8,300 senior citizens at over 80 locations since 2004 and leveraging over more than seven million dollars in public and private financing. His work at OATS has been covered in local and national print, television, and online media, and has been the subject of several academic studies of the intersection of aging and technology.
Hal Spielman, Sociologist, Author, and Co-Founder | Suddenly Solo (@SuddenlySoloHal)
Founder of SuddenlySolo.org is Harold (Hal) M. Spielman, a sociologist by training, has been a teaching fellow in art (CCNY), served on the N.Y. Governor’s Commission on Graduate School Education (SUNY), served his country honorably in World War II, and co-founded McCollum Spielman Worldwide, a market research company whose unique services are available in 53 countries. Hal’s work in the field of market research has earned him the distinguished Ben Franklin Award from SUNY. In 2007 he established the multi-discipline Spielman Social Science Lab with the social science department at CCNY, his Alma Mater. Hal currently resides in Sands Point and is the widowed father of three sons.
Karol Markosky, Special Programs Manager | Council of Senior Centers and Services
Karol Markosky is the Special Programs Manager at Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC where she educates providers and seniors about HIV, STDs, sexuality over 60 and related health issues. CSCS is recognized as the lead NYC-based organization representing senior services and aging issues, advocating for needed community based services which allow older adults to age with independence and dignity.
Rachel Braun Scherl, President | Semprae Laboratories (@RBScherl)
Rachel Braun Scherl is the President of Semprae Laboratories, the makers of Zestra, a women’s sexual health product. A seasoned executive, Rachel has focused on driving growth through innovation, building Fortune 500 brands, revitalizing stagnant brands, and creating opportunities for 20 years. Prior to co-founding The Jannick Group with colleague Mary Wallace Jaensch in 1998, Rachel led teams within the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, building growth opportunities for global OTC, pharmaceutical, and consumer products. Semprae Laboratories, Inc. was formed in 2008, and is a joint venture between The Jannick Group and Quaker Bioventures that focuses on women’s sexual health products and services. Zestra has been featured in Forbes and the New York Times. Rachel holds an MBA from Stanford University.
When & Where
Aging2.0 is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation that will improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through its global chapter network, consumer research panel, conferences, Aging2.0 Academy startup program and the Generator Ventures fund. In less than three years, Aging2.0 has become the premier platform for discovering and cultivating innovations focused on aging and long-term care.