GreatCall teams with ride-sharing service Lyft to make transportation easier for seniors

11/13/18 – San Diego’s GreatCall, which provides mobile phone service tailored to the elderly, has teamed up with ride-sharing outfit Lyft to let seniors schedule transportation without needing a smartphone or app. The program, called GreatCall Rides, lets subscribers order a Lyft driver by dialing ”0” and speaking with a GreatCall operator.

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GreatCall Expands Lyft Partnership to Pick Up Seniors Nationwide

11/13/18 – GreatCall, the maker of the Jitterbug cellphone and other products and services for older adults, has extended its partnership with the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Lyft to offer GreatCall customers the ability to schedule rides without a smartphone app.

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GreatCall teams with insurer to offer in-home sensors to track movement of high-risk seniors

10/16/18 – San Diego-based GreatCall, acquired by Best Buy two months ago, said Tuesday that it has inked a five-year agreement with a Massachusetts health insurer to provide in-home health monitoring for high-risk seniors. For those eligible, GreatCall will supply its Lively Home product – 10 sensors installed throughout the home to monitor movement, eating, sleeping and other daily activities.

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GreatCall launches Jitterbug Smart2, its new UX-focused smartphone for seniors

8/30/18 – Fresh off the news of its acquisition by Best Buy, aging in place tech company GreatCall has announced the Jitterbug Smart2, the first update since 2016 to its line of smartphones for seniors. It was the original Jitterbug flip phone for seniors that first launched the company in 2006. Since then the company has grown to include a senior care call center and a line of personal emergency response devices, as well as a variety of smartphones, apps, and wearables.

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Forbes

Best Buy's Great Call: Why The Retailer's $800M Acquisition Is Good For Shareholders

8/20/18 – This past summer, plenty of news about retail has crossed my desk. And one highly intriguing announcement I couldn't resist exploring further is none other than Best Buy, which has acquired GreatCall for $800 million in cash.

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MarketWatch

Best Buy is buying a health tech company that caters to the elderly and analysts are gushing

8/20/18 – Best Buy Co Inc. shares rose Thursday as analysts cheered the news of its acquisition of San Diego-based GreatCall, a health technology company that focuses on the elderly.

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Los Angeles Times

Best Buy is acquiring San Diego's GreatCall for $800 million, boosting its technology lineup for seniors

8/16/18 – San Diego’s GreatCall, which provides mobile phone and connected health services to seniors, is being sold to Best Buy for $800 million in cash — the second time that GreatCall has changed ownership in the last 14 months. The deal furthers the nation’s top electronics retailer’s strategy of selling more health and wellness products. Minnesota-based Best Buy is focusing on technology and services targeting an aging population.

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The Verge

Best Buy just spent $800 million on GreatCall, the company that made the JitterBug phone

8/16/18 – Best Buy announced late yesterday that it has acquired GreatCall, the company behind the JitterBug phone for seniors, for $800 million. The company currently focuses primarily on its emergency response service that has over 900,000 paying subscribers. The service is accessible through a range of connected devices and wearables, like the Jitterbug, which include a button that’s preprogrammed to dial GreatCall’s emergency assistance hotline.

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Fox Business

Best Buy acquires Jitterbug maker, targets elderly health market

8/16/18 – Electronics retailer Best Buy will purchase health technology company GreatCall, which focuses on safety solutions for the elderly, including the widely used Jitterbug flip phone. The retailer will pay $800 million in cash for GreatCall, in a deal that is Best Buy’s largest acquisition, as reported by Reuters.

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Axios

Best Buy to acquire GreatCall in expansion of Assured Living unit

8/16/18 – Best Buy has agreed to buy GreatCall, a San Diego-based provider of Jitterbug smartphones and other health and emergency response electronics for seniors, from buyout firm GTCR for $800 million in cash.

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ZDNet

Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million, adds 900,000 paying customers, subscriptions

8/15/18 – In a move that highlights how Best Buy is aiming to be a home services company too, the retailer bought GreatCall for $800 million in cash. GreatCall provides connected health and emerging response services. GreatCall, which targets the aging population, adds 900,000 paying customers and recurring revenue to Best Buy. GreatCall provides a range of services ranging from concierge to dispatching emergency personnel to connecting care givers. The company sells devices called Jitterbug and Lively as well as services.

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CNET

Best Buy buys Jitterbug phone maker GreatCall for $800M

8/15/18 – We're all getting older. I mean of course we are, but so is the population as a whole -- and big-box retailer Best Buy is planning to take advantage of that by snapping up a proider of electronics and services designed for seniors. Today, the company announced it's acquiring GreatCall for $800 million in cash.

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Bloomberg

Best Buy Acquires Senior-Focused Device Maker for $800 Million

8/15/18 – Best Buy Co. is going after Grandma. The electronics retailer agreed to pay $800 million to acquire GreatCall Inc., a provider of smartphones and emergency-response systems for seniors, broadening its push into the burgeoning market for connected-home products and services. The deal, which should close by the end of the third quarter, will boost adjusted earnings by 2020, Best Buy said in a statement Wednesday.

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Wall
Street
Journal

Best Buy to Acquire Jitterbug Parent GreatCall for $800 Million)

8/15/18 – Best Buy Co. has agreed to buy GreatCall Inc., the maker of senior-focused Jitterbug mobile phones, for $800 million as part of an effort to increase investments in technology that addresses the needs of older people.

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Reuters

Best Buy to acquire health services company GreatCall for $800 million

8/15/18 – Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday it would buy health services provider GreatCall Inc for $800 million in cash, its largest acquisition ever, as it focuses on selling products and services to an aging U.S. population.

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Fortune

Best Buy Acquires GreatCall to Expand From Tech to Health Support for Its Aging Customers

8/15/18 – Amazon isn’t the only retailing brand to expand into healthcare services. Best Buy announced Wednesday it will pay $800 million to acquire GreatCall, a company that offers health and medical-alert services to 900,000 older Americans. GreatCall offers seniors several products—including portable medical-alert devices and easy-to-use mobile phones—that provide access to urgent-response teams, doctors and nurses, and reminders to take medications.

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Stria

What Is the Future of the Field: Q&A With David Inns

7/24/18 – As Stria publishes the results from our first reader survey, Perspectives on the Longevity Market, we spoke with four industry leaders to hear more about their outlook. We asked Great Call’s David Inns what makes him feel optimistic and what worries him most right now?

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HR Drive

How teaching employees to find their purpose can lead to better engagement

7/24/18 – Corporate social responsibility may be gaining popularity, with more businesses looking to align with the needs of the workforce, the community and the greater good. Top talent looks for companies that represent their goals and values.

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TODAY

Would you swap your smartphone for a flip phone?

7/23/18 – Katie Reid, 29, made the bold choice to trade in her smartphone for a flip phone, and she hasn't looked back. According to a New York Times interview, the swap has helped Reid remove herself from social media and connect more with the world around her.

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GreatCall moves into cushier digs

7/2/18 – GreatCall, which sells phones and health services for older adults, is settling into a larger San Diego headquarters where staffers can take advantage of indoor-outdoor perks such as a studio-style fitness room, a shaded private patio and several comfy booths scattered around its new 55,000 square-foot space.

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Tech Radar

The 10 best phones for seniors

6/2/18 – The best phones for seniors in 2018 vary dramatically depending on technological comfort levels. There's more than one right answer here compared to our normal best phones list. Fortunately, good news, there are also a wide range of phones available to seniors that can make a perfect fit for the most tech-savvy grandparent or the senior who just wants a way to stay in touch.

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Everyday Health

GreatCall Lively Mobile Review

5/29/18 – GreatCall Lively Mobile system is a great option for seniors who would like a portable medical alert system that doesn’t cost much. If your loved one enjoys running errands or taking walks in the park, GreatCall Lively Mobile System is there to help should there be an emergency. The device is also easy to use, simply press a button and an agent will immediately respond and send help if necessary.

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Tech It Out

Podcast: e-Bikes, Be a Brand Ambassador, & Tech for Seniors

5/21/18 – Over the past year, we’ve seen a bunch of new, and dare we say it, quirky gadgets hit the market. But the fact remains that a lot of these products aren’t actually all that useful. And this is certainly the case when it comes to seniors adopting this new technology. In fact, with today’s aging population, it could be argued that tech companies need to consider the specific needs of seniors when designing products for them.

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Entrepreneur

Seniors Are a Huge Market But Stop Trying to Scare Them Into Buying

4/30/18 – Not that long ago, a fear-based marketing strategy for seniors made sense. With the digital era on the rise, companies began developing products to help seniors stay safe. When it came to marketing, we often saw brands capitalizing on older adult’s fear of life threatening situations, including a fall, loss of memory or motor skills, or other health related issues like a stroke or heart attack. Fear can be an effective motivator.

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Yoga in the Workplace: More Than a Wellness Fad

4/26/18 – Lynn Herrick, general counsel and CHRO at GreatCall, has practiced yoga for over 20 years and was an early advocate for the benefits of yoga in the workplace. Here is her journey to discovering yoga and the changes she's witnessed in employees since implementing yoga at her workplace.

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Community

Product-Market Fit: Senior Tech Edition

4/12/18 – An aging truism: as people get older, their relationship with technology changes. While most of today’s companies develop and market tech to millennials, the 65+ age group is often overlooked.

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Digital
Trends

Best mobile plans and cell phones for seniors who just want to stay in touch

4/6/18 – Picking the right smartphone can be tedious, and a sometimes overwhelming task. There are scores of phones to choose from at any given moment, and many of them look the same, but differ in terms of storage and performance. If you’re not a tech-savvy grandparent, or you’re shopping for a grandparent that doesn’t know or care about the differences between iOS and Android, simplicity is probably what you want the most out of a modern smartphone.

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Consumer
Reports

How to Choose a Medical Alert System

3/21/18 – Concerned about falling or needing help with a health problem when you’re alone? Medical alert systems—where the press of a wearable call button puts you in touch with a dispatcher who can summon emergency help or contact a friend or family member—may offer some reassurance.

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US News &
World Report

15 Ways Retirees Can Soak Up Spring for Free

3/14/18 – During retirement, a more flexible schedule gives you the chance to decide exactly what you want to do, and then set your own pace to truly absorb spring. Even if your retirement budget doesn’t allow for a long list of expensive outings, the spring months offer plenty of ways to get out and take in the sunshine without spending a cent.

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McKnight’s
Long-Term
Care News

Loss of control: Exploring the links between falls and incontinence

3/8/18 – It might seem odd to some that resident falls and incontinence would be mentioned in the same breath. It actually can be difficult to estimate the extent to which one causes the other. Yet, as clinical detectives have discovered, both subjects have a way of winding up in the same discussions. It all relates to the dangers for those residents who have lost control of their bodies in one or more ways.

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IoT Evolution

Caregiving Technology: Integration with IoT

3/8/18 – Caregivers always have anxieties about whether their loved ones are safe alone at home. One survey led by EFC says, in the UK, one out of six people give preference to caring for an elderly loved one but are forced to give up working to do so.

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The Best Cell Phone Plans and Phones for Seniors

3/6/18 – Estelle Carlson of Redondo Beach, California, has had a smartphone for at least 10 years. Carlson, who is in her 70s, does everything on it: she banks, Facetimes with her cousin in Scotland and her granddaughters in Boston and Kaui, she writes “letters” and texts. “I can’t imagine being without it,” she says of her iPhone.

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Family
Circle

The Gadgets and Services to Help Aging Loved Ones Live More Independently

2/6/18 – It used to be that trying to help your parents safely age in place (the term for staying in their own home as they get older) was stressful. Now technology can make this life stage easier for you and them.

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Home Health
Technology
News

GreatCall: ‘Stronger’ than ever

1/30/18 – A year after GreatCall acquired Healthsense, a provider of remote monitoring services for seniors, the company is moving deeper into the senior living and health care markets.

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Reader's
Digest

8 Questions You Must Ask to Keep Your Aging Parents Safe and Healthy

1/11/18 – Touchy subjects like money and mental health aren't easy to bring up to your aging parents. But they are essential conversations to have. Here's how to get the ball rolling.

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Bloomberg

Best Buy Bets on Adults Remotely Monitoring Their Aging Parents

10/4/17 – By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear.

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Senior Fall Prevention: Is Technology the Answer?

9/25/17 – Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injuries in older Americans, and that one-third of U.S. seniors aged 65 and older falls every year? These statistics can be frightening, however there are ways you can decrease your risk and the risk of seniors around you.

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Forbes

How To Combat Loneliness And Isolation As We Age

8/10/17 – While aging often presents physical challenges, mental health can also suffer. Social isolation is rampant among older adults who lose mobility, lack transportation options or live alone or away from family. The impact of isolation is severe. Don’t underestimate it.

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USA
Today

Cellphone plans for seniors offer more service, lighter data

7/3/17 – More and more older adults own smartphones than ever before, but adoption rates for seniors still trail the overall population. That's a business opportunity for a handful of small cellular services companies.

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Baby boomers fuel wave of products meant to help them live longer and better

6/30/17 – Scientists are developing everything from mattress sensors that monitor a person’s heart, to “smart” walkers that look for obstacles, to belts that deploy air bags if someone is about to fall. Seniors with dementia can wear GPS-equipped shoes that reveal their location to loved ones.

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How Technology is Revolutionizing the Elder Care World

6/21/17 – Devices like the Lively Mobile, by GreatCall, include highly trained certified agents who are on call 24/7, fast response times, built-in GPS tracking, fall detection, and a waterproof design. Easily clipped onto the clothing, worn on the wrist, or around the neck on a lanyard, the Lively Mobile can be worn everywhere, even in the shower. Should your loved one require help, assistance is available at the push of a button.

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Caregiver technology: bridging the privacy versus independence conundrum

5/31/17 – As available technologies to support family caregivers in maintaining the well-being of their older family members increase, so does the privacy pushback. Older adults are concerned that some of these technological tools invade their privacy—a worry at odds with family caregivers’ goal of ensuring that their older relatives are safe at home and in their communities.

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The
Huffington
Post

5 Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Brain As You Age

5/11/17 – Most people are concerned with staying physically fit. They eat right to lower their cholesterol levels or practice yoga to improve their flexibility. But what about mental fitness?

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The
Huffington
Post

10 Thoughtful Tech Gifts That Take Mother’s Day Beyond Brunch

5/5/17 – Brunch and flowers are always a good Mother’s Day go-to plan. But there are also great tech options on the market today that provide more unexpected and ultimately more useful gifts for the mothers in your life.

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mHealth, Telehealth Providers Target Growing Senior Care Market

5/4/17 – With Baby Boomers ready to retire and wishing to stay active at home, mHealth and telehealth providers are launching new tools and platforms. They're also eyeing the remote patient monitoring and chronic care markets.

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Uber & Lyft for Seniors

4/21/17 – Ride-sharing technology provided by companies like Uber and Lyft have the potential to lead to vast improvements in the lives of seniors with no means of transportation. However, ride-sharing to date has focused on the Millennial market, leaving seniors who don’t have access to smart phones, or who aren’t tech savvy out of the equation completely.

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Chicago
Tribune

Getting a Lift: Ride Services Help to Get You Where You Want to Go

2/17/2017 – Many older folks find themselves stranded in the gap between transportation and technology. They no longer drive, and they don’t have, or can’t use, a smartphone to order rides like their grandkids do on ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

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GreatCall Leases New Location to Accommodate Expansion

2/7/17 – San Diego-based GreatCall Inc. has leased a 61,000-square-foot space in Carlsbad it plans to expand into in May. The connected-health company said the space at 2200 Faraday Ave. is 20 percent larger than GreatCall’s existing Carlsbad call center at 1950 Camino Vida Roble, which it will no longer occupy.

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Growing Elderly Population Creates New Opportunities for Technology

1/11/17 – Companies like Intuition Robotics are building consumer technology products aimed at aiding seniors.

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GreatCall buys Healthsense, expands footprint into senior communities

12/20/16 – San Diego’s GreatCall, which provides cell phone plans and services for seniors, said Tuesday that it has acquired Healthsense to beef up its connected health services in senior living communities.

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GreatCall acquires Healthsense, further expanding its aging technology scope

12/20/16 – San Diego-based GreatCall, an aging-in-place tech company that makes both phones for seniors and mPERS, has acquired Healthsense, a Minnesota-based remote monitoring company.

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GreatCall acquires home-monitoring startup Healthsense

12/20/16 – GreatCall, maker of mobile technology for seniors, has acquired home-monitoring startup Healthsense. Mendota Heights, Minnesota-based Healthsense places wireless sensors around living spaces to monitor patients at home and in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

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Checking in on the elderly this holiday season

12/6/16 – While the holidays offers families the chance to come together during the most wonderful time of the year, it also allows you to observe the health of family you haven’t seen in a while, particularly elderly parents.

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When Innovation Is Not Enough: How GreatCall Has Grown Its Market

11/29/2016 – In the 10 years since David Inns joined San Diego-based GreatCall as CEO, he has seen a proliferation of innovative healthtech startups that are targeting baby boomers who are in or nearing retirement. For many healthtech startups, however, Inns said innovation is not enough.

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David Inns Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

11/22/16 – The CEO of San Diego-based GreatCall, David Inns, has been named 2016’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the national award’s services category.

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Lyft and Uber launch programs to cater to seniors

8/30/16 – Uber and Lyft spent the last four years cornering the millennial market. Now they’re going after a new demographic: senior citizens. Both ride-hailing companies recently announced partnerships with service providers that allow older customers to book rides through a phone operator, bypassing smartphone apps entirely.

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EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

6/22/16 – Six San Diego business risk-takers have been inducted into the pantheon of EY Entrepreneurs of the Year, joining over 10,000 people around the world who have been honored over the last 30 years by the multinational professional services firm.

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Jitterbug Touch-Screen, Flip Phones Give Seniors More Options

4/29/16 – GreatCall is targeting the new phones and mobile plans at seniors who want phones that make calls and send texts, but have little use for lots of data.

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It's OK Not to Use a Smartphone

4/27/2016 – Flip phones and candybar phones have a niche with people seeking simplicity, low prices – and just a way to just unplug. Americans are actually buying more flip phones, candybar phones and other 2000s throwbacks.

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Want to Spend Your Senior Years at Home? Here's How to Do It

1/21/2016 - By making minor changes to a home, utilizing available resources and maintaining social connections, experts say there is no reason seniors can’t stay in their homes as they get older.

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BEST OF CES 2016: The Wondrous and Wacky Year Ahead in Gadgets

1/5/2016 - Every January, the tech world reveals its most ambitious works in progress at CES in Las Vegas. Here's a look at the best-and craziest-devices coming your way, from app-controlled shoes to a two-way video-call system...for your pet.

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6 Tips for Teaching Your Parents about Tech Without Ripping Your Head Off

12/17/2015 - When it comes to teaching Mom (or Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa) to use tech, it's not always so simple. How many times have you told your mom that she can't zoom in on Instagram or she doesn't have to sign texts "Love, Mom"? It can take more than a little patience to conquer your new role as teacher.

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The
New York
Times

To Reach Seniors, Tech Start-Ups Must First Relate to Them

10/23/2015 - Entrepreneurs are hard at work developing platforms, apps, sites and devices meant to help older adults manage their health, live independently and maintain family and social connections, all laudable goals.

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Why Great CEOs Do Yoga With Their Employees

8/21/2015 - Five ways that participating in fitness activities with employees can transform their views on work.

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GreatCall CEO Sees Consumerization of Healthcare

8/5/2015 - As walk-in clinics at retail pharmacies and urgent care providers sprout on street corners and rural back roads, and mobile apps give patients access to new health tools, traditional healthcare systems face new competitors.

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TODAY

Is a 'Dumb Phone' for You? Top 5 Phones That Simplify Mobile Life

7/23/2015 - Not everybody needs a smartphone: In fact, almost 600 million people this year are expected to buy "dumb phones" that provide only basic talking and texting. Tech expert Katie Linendoll shows Savannah Guthrie her top five choices for basic, not very smart phones.

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The
Huffington
Post

Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

7/13/2015 - There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for safety and recovery. Indeed, many of these new devices are aimed at anyone who walks and talks.

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The
Huffington
Post

Simplified Cellphones for Seniors With Hearing Problems

6/28/2015 - Can you recommend some basic simplified cellphones for seniors with hearing loss? My 82-year-old father needs to get a new cellphone for occasional calls or emergencies, but he needs something that's easy to use and one that he can hear on.

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Forbes

3 Must-Have Cell Phones for Seniors

6/17/2015 - What if your parents don’t want a smartphone for video chatting, emailing or surfing the Internet but need just a simple cell phone? No problem - such phones still exist. We looked at several and picked the three below as worthy options.

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The
Huffington
Post

How to Keep Up With Your Medications

4/20/2015 - What products or solutions can you recommend to help seniors keep up with their medications? My mom is supposed to take several different medications at different times of the day, but frequently forgets.

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8 Innovators Targeting the Elder-Care Market

4/8/2015 - Inns' secret to success: A customized experience from top to bottom, including required "sensitivity training" for customer service agents, where they use the products while wearing glasses that simulate glaucoma and gloves that simulate arthritis.

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Chicago
Tribune

New Technology Can Help Seniors Remain at Home

4/8/2015 - Most of us want to remain at home as we get older, but safety and health issues and social isolation can interfere with that plan. A growing number of seniors are turning to state-of-the-art digital tools -- via smartphones, GPS, voice activation and sensors - that enable them to stay put indefinitely.

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Chicago
Tribune

Home Health Technology Can Save the Day

3/20/2015 - Monitoring your health at home has become easier with products that used to be found only in a doctor’s office. Home safety monitoring has gotten smarter, too, using GPS, cellular networks and even smartphones. Here are a few gadgets that can help alert you to potential health issues before they become emergencies - and also help you cope with actual emergencies when they occur.

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NBC 7 News Features GreatCall Medical App "Urgent Care"

3/6/2015 - Consumer Bob from NBC News interviews GreatCall CEO David Inns about the GreatCall medical app, Urgent Care. Urgent Care gives consumers instant access to registered nurses and board-certified doctors 24/7 - where you can receive medical advice, diagnosis and prescriptions for common medications over the phone. The robust medical app also has a built in medical symptoms tracker and medical dictionary.

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The
Huffington
Post

Simplified Smartphone Options for Tech-Shy Seniors

3/3/2015 - There are several different ways you can go about getting your mom a simplified smartphone that's easy for her to use. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, here are some different options to consider.

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How Tech Is Helping Seniors Live at Home, Not in a Home

1/21/2015 - Most seniors would like to remain independent, and continue to live in their own home as long as possible. It’s important that they can do so in a safe way. Technology can help ease the worries about not knowing if an aging family member has wandered off, hurt themselves, or forgotten to take their medication

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GreatCall Splash With 5Star

7/1/2014 - Out of all the MPERS we tested, the 5-Star is by far the most affordable, and it performed well in all aspects.

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Tech Services Award Winner
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Tech Services Award Winner

June 2016 - GreatCall CEO, David Inns, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Tech Services category in San Diego. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

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CTIA 2010 Hot for the Holidays Awards Program

October 2010 – At an October 8 ceremony at International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2010®, GreatCall, Inc., creators of the Jitterbug cell phone and service, received the CTIA Hot for the Holiday’s "Gift for the Health & Wellness Nut" award for their Medication Reminders service.

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CTIA 2009 Hot for the Holidays Awards Program

October 2009 – At an October 8 ceremony at International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009®, GreatCall, Inc., creators of the Jitterbug cell phone and service, received the CTIA Hot for the Holiday’s "Hottest Mobile Consumer Application" award for their Jitterbug LiveNurseTM service.

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Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

June 2009 – GreatCall, Inc., co-founder and Chairman Martin Cooper was honored with a Prince of Asturias Award for his contributions in mobile telephony. The awards acknowledge work carried out by individuals, institutions, groups of people or groups of institutions whose achievements are exemplary at an international level.

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Stevie® American Business Awards
Finalist in "Best Overall Company of the Year -- Up to 2,500 Employees -- All Other Industries"

May 2009 – The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. The Stevie's mission is to raise the profile of exemplary organizations and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted awards.

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Wireless Life-Sciences / Triple Tree I Award
"Best Consumer Experience"

May 2009 – The I Award is a program created by TripleTree to identify companies that have developed and are delivering technologies and services in wireless health that reduce healthcare costs and improve healthcare outcomes for consumers. GreatCall was selected as the winner for "Best Consumer Experience," which honors the best mobile or wireless experience to the consumer or patient.

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Today’s Caregiver magazine’s "Caregiver Friendly Award"
Winner in "Product" Category

June 2009 – The 2009 Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Caregiver Friendly Award recognizes outstanding books, media, products and services which have been designed with the best interest of the caregiver and their loved one in mind. Jitterbug phones were recognized in the Product category.

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White Papers

21st Century Caregiving -- How Technology Will Help

7/20/18 – With the number of Americans ages 65 and older projected to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 20601, the demand for family caregiver assistance will increase exponentially. Family caregivers will continue to face tremendous challenges, including money, medication management, time constraints, stress, senior living, transportation, and safety, to name a few. As our society advances, no doubt there will be other issues not even conceived today.

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Loneliness & Social Isolation in Older Adults: A Growing Health Risk

7/20/17 – The scope and impact of loneliness in our aging society is beginning to receive more attention in the media and among the healthcare community and policy makers. Why? Many older Americans are living alone, lacking contact, and suffering from social isolation. Others may be married but have left the workforce, have close, long-time friends who have moved or gotten sick, act as a family caregiver or they or a spouse have mobility or cognitive issues.

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