View the Summit program, click here.

Edney Innovation Center

Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Participant Feedback:

“Very informative! The [Virtual Dementia Tour] was the one thing I was able to share with my family over the dinner table that they all could relate to (having had a family member with dementia). I learned several things that I wasn’t aware of before. I would love to bring that to my work for a staff in-service to help bring more understanding as they work with residents who may have dementia.”

Innovators In Aging Care Summit Edney Enterprise Center Chattanooga Tennessee

“Awesome keynote address discussing the need for focused care for the elderly. The presenter was very informative. It was great to hear how a geriatrician can fill the gaps in healthcare for the aging population and how a geriatrician differs from a family physician or internal medicine doctor.”

“Loved [the Chattanooga Innovators Panel]! It was very encouraging for the audience to hear examples of how a dream and a passion can come to fruition. The overriding message was ‘put it out there; ya never know!’. That’s a very important message as our society moves forward in addressing aging (and move forward, we MUST!).”

Innovators In Aging Care Summit | Edney Innovation Center | Chattanooga Tennessee
Innovators In Aging Care Summit | Edney Innovation Center | Chattanooga Tennessee

“I am impressed with the turn-out of so many dedicated professionals. Ideas shared by presenters and participants represent exactly what is required to foster collaboration to meet the needs of older adults. The length of the sessions were perfect; long enough to be informative and brief enough to keep the audience engaged.”

Innovators In Aging Care Summit Edney Innovation Center Chattanooga Tennessee

“I learned [Innovation Districts] are ‘areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators’. This summit enlightened me as to just how true that is in OUR community (and across the state / Southeast).”

Innovators In Aging Care Summit Edney Enterprise Center Chattanooga Tennessee

“It was nice to hear about the partnerships between communities and schools. We’ve been a small part of that with UTC, and it has been very positive.”

Innovators In Aging Care Summit | Edney Innovation Center | Chattanooga Tennessee

“The transportation panel was very interesting because transportation in this community is always a barrier that comes up in the social services field.”

“[The Transportation Panel] offered a fun discussion between the panelists and audience. My thought is that there is no single answer to the transportation issue. Despite there being for-profit services, there is space for all organizations to care for seniors. Volunteers play a very important role, but they cannot do it alone (or there would no longer be a problem). Innovation for partnership and business models are on the horizon.”

Innovators In Aging Care Summit | Edney Innovation Center | Chattanooga Tennessee
Edney Innovation Center | Chattanooga Tennessee

“Very interesting to see how these various initiatives began. Great projects and services described.”

“Very encouraging to know that ‘Design Thinking’ is a real thing, and is a trend in the world of grantees. It’s innovative indeed! And it’s in changing our thinking…in changing the WAY we think, not just WHAT we think, that will blaze new trails and truly affect viable, ‘doable’ change.”

Innovators In Aging Care Summit Edney Enterprise Center Chattanooga Tennessee

“The [Virtual Dementia Tour] was an excellent addition to the Summit. It’s an innovative way to learn first-hand, rather than the traditional classroom / PowerPoint setting. Extremely well organized and effective!”

View the Summit program, click here.

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