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It’s often hard making new friends as an adult, and it’s even more difficult as you get older, say the founders of Hank. The app connects people aged 55 and older with other folks in their community abd events geared specifically for them. The New York City-based startup announced today it has rais…

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August Health digitizes senior living communities for better care

Senior living communities often rely on paper or legacy systems to manage their operations, making it difficult for healthcare providers to keep track of residents’ needs. August Health is on a mission to change that, with a SaaS system created especially for senior residences. The company has rais…

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Aidaly makes sure family caregivers get financial compensation

Caring for a family member is not only hard work, but expensive, too. Many family caregivers miss work (or stop working) and pay for medical expenses out of pocket. Aidaly was created to help them find sources for compensation and financial aid. The company, which is coming out of stealth mode, ann…

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Why Primetime Partners is betting on the “ageless” population

Age tech isn’t for elderly people only. It’s for anyone who wants quality of life as they age. That’s where Primetime Partners comes in. The venture capital firm was started in 2020 by Abby Levy, who co-founded Thrive Global with Ariana Huffington, and Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft Partners. …

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Startups at CES showed that elder tech can help everyone

Elder tech startups at this year’s CES demonstrated the potential breadth of the sector. If tech can help an older person live more comfortably, it can also help a lot of other people. After all, the usefulness of things like mobility aids, health monitoring platforms and long-term financial planni…

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AARP Innovation Labs takes a holistic approach to elder tech at CES

When young (or youngish) people think of elder tech, they may picture mostly clinical solutions — telemedicine platforms, for instance. Growing older, however, doesn’t just have a physical component. Isolation, for example, is a serious issue for elderly people, especially during the pandemic. And …

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We need to pay more attention to ‘age-tech’

For the last two years, many of us have only been able to see our elderly relatives through screens, watching them grow older, trading physical distance for their safety. More than anything else, the pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of aging people. The tech community — founders, invest…

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WeWork India exposed visitors’ personal information and selfies

Visitor names, email addresses, phone numbers, and selfies were exposed to the internet.

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TikTok says ‘Project Texas’ will bolster security for U.S. users in wake of China data access concerns

Over the weekend, TikTok wrote to Republican Senators to assure them that it’s working on a program called “Project Texas” to bolster data security for U.S.-based users. This was in response to the Senators’ letter to the company dated June 27 that questioned its data access…

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