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Sit back in the comfort of your office and enjoy ICAA educational programs delivered to you via webinar. These broadcasts are specifically created for active-aging professionals – business owners, managers, suppliers, wellness and activities personnel. Through interviews or individual-speaker sessions, you will be exposed to the opinions of top experts from a variety of subject areas designed to help you and your staff stay on top of trends, meet new challenges and serve your customers better.

How innovation pays: implementing strategic changes for your community

A Webinar Brought to You by the Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation

Presenter: Bianca Stern, James Mayer, Spencer Giffin

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time: 1 p.m.—2 p.m. EDT

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Managers and operators of senior living communities are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate themselves in today's rapidly changing environment, characterized by major shifts in technology, regulation and resident needs and preferences. Being an early adopter of innovation can give you a serious competitive edge because your residents and staff will recognize your organization is willing to explore new ways to improve their experience.

But adopting new products and technologies can be risky and stressful. Managers and operators must evaluate risk, assess effects on residents and staff and attempt to accurately predict the costs and benefits of switching to something new.

In this webinar, you will learn how the Toronto-based Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) invests in and promotes innovations in partnership between senior living providers and industry partners. CABHI experts will demonstrate how innovation pays in the long run, sharing tools, strategies and upcoming opportunities to facilitate implementation, adoption and procurement.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand why a strategic approach is required to successfully adopt and procure new products and technologies.
  2. Learn how to identify your business problem and recognize how innovative solutions can be applied to solve it.
  3. Evaluate the cost efficiencies and qualitative benefits that bring a significant return on your investment.

About the presenter(s):
Bianca Stern, Executive Director, Health Innovations
With degrees in occupational therapy and rehabilitation science, Bianca has worked for more than 40 years in health care, including long-term care, retirement and community settings. As CABHI’s executive director, Bianca currently oversees the CABHI team, programs and services, including the Innovation Office and the Seniors Advisory Panel. Bianca actively facilitates a culture of innovation and supports innovation across the CABHI network partner sites.

James Mayer, Manager, Health Innovations
James is responsible for accelerating innovative solutions that will optimize the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults. He brings significant experience in healthcare innovation, venture services, startups/early-stage companies, management consulting and strategic planning across the healthcare continuum.

Spencer Giffin, Commercialization Lead, Innovation Office
Spencer’s career has focused on supporting innovators and start-ups from an idea to sustainability and scale. Spencer currently works at CABHI to help funded projects create sustainable business models that promote efficiency in the healthcare system and improve clinical outcomes within Canada and internationally.


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