Harvard Business School Association of Boston to host event addressing large evolving senior market
Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC will lead discussion
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Barbara D. Woolley
Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2012) The Harvard Business School Association of Boston will host an event on March 15, 2012 entitled Our Aging Population: Opportunities for All that will address and discuss the constantly expanding senior market and how the industry is developing new business and technology platforms to meet the needs of this growing age group of Americans. The event will be moderated by Val J. Halamandaris, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice along with speakers Robert DeNoble, CEO, Making Care Easier , an on-line service provider for families caring for elderly parents and Janet Benvenuti, Author “Don’t Give Up on Me!” and founder of Circle of Life Partners, LLC, working to help families successfully support aging parents and maintain their financial health. Panelists will discuss how businesses, healthcare, government and society are preparing for the changes this market will have on society.
I want to thank the Harvard Business School Association of Boston for inviting me to lead this important event, said Halamandaris. With 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day for the next 19 years and the majority wanting to remain in the comfort of their home as long as possible, home care is a viable and less expensive solution than traditional settings. With over 1.1 million people working in the home care industry that currently serve more than 12 million people annually, home care and hospice is an essential component of the senior market equation.
“Never before has the need for families to connect for caring been so great,” said Robert DeNoble, CEO of Making Care Easier. From daily care coordination to products and services, technology gives us the platform to allow new advances in making care easier for the entire family.
For over 40 years, Halamandaris has been a leading voice advocating in Washington, DC on behalf of seniors, home care and hospice. He has received the Claude Pepper Award from the National Council on Aging at the 2011 Aging in America Conference; was named one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’ by ModernHealthcare.com; and was a featured speaker at the White House Conference on Aging. In 1990, Halamandaris was honored by the Creative Thinking Association of America as one of the people, along with Steve Jobs, who would have the greatest impact on the 21 st Century. In addition to his efforts with NAHC, he has launched 17 organizations in support of seniors and the Caring Institute of America which is dedicated to the promotion of caring, integrity and public service.
This event will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more details, please visit www.hbsab.org/events.html.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nations 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, and disabled. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members provide the highest quality of care and is committed to excellence in every respect. To learn more about NAHC, visit www.nahc.org.