Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 12/02/2020

Spotlight on the Kanega Watch: All-in-one medical alert smart watch - no pendant required


Research shows that medical alert devices save lives and help keep seniors living independently longer, yet fewer than 1 in 10 seniors wear such a device. Why? While seniors want to feel protected, particularly from unexpected falls, the clunky and stigmatizing medical alert pendants are a huge turn off for most people. With this in mind, join us for a discussion on the UnaliWear's Kanega Watch, a medical alert smart watch designed from the ground up specifically for independent-minded seniors - with the help of the Founder's Mom (who refused to wear a pendant). Sleek and stylish, the Kanega Watch connects in seconds to an emergency response operator through the wearer's touch or voice, includes built-in auto fall detection, is fully waterproof and you never have to take it off to charge. Hear from the UnaliWear team and see a demo of the Kanega Watch. 

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12:05:38     From  Anne Peret : Hello from Anne Peret, Arlington County 55+ Programs

12:06:29     From  Sid Blair   to   All panelists : Hello from Sid Blair in Shaker Heights, Ohio. AT Specialist.

12:06:36     From  Jennifer Brown : Hi,  Jennifer Brown - Community Relations Manager - Seabury Care Management - Seabury Resources for Aging - jmbrown@seaburresources.org - 202-364-0020  - Let's connect!

12:07:52     From  Isabelle Mcdonald : Hello everybody, I am a retired educational specialist now helping my elderly parents who just moved closed to me…

12:09:27     From  Tamara Fye   to   All panelists : Tamara Fye    A Family Tie    Senior Living Consultant  Connecting Seniors & their families with assisted living and memory care communities which provide purpose and pleasure.  Happy Holidays Everyone !!  Tamara@afamilytie.com    330.284.3826

12:09:41     From  Mark Asch : Hello All...this is Mark Asch with Right At Home, a licensed homecare agency providing caregivers to assist clients with the non-medical home care at their level of need in Montgomery County,  Prince George's County and parts of Baltimore...    mark@rightathomemd.net     -  410-292-2405 Direct 

12:09:53     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : hi everyone! just a reminder to remember to check your chat messages and select ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES!

12:09:58     From  Gregory Cardinal   to   All panelists : Good morning! Dr. Cardinal owner/operator of Podiatrist in Motion house call podiatry practice. www.podiatristinmotion.com, 703-879-5155, contact@podiatristinmotion.com

12:10:05     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Tamara Fye    A Family Tie    Senior Living Consultant  Connecting Seniors & their families with assisted living and memory care communities which provide purpose and pleasure.  Happy Holidays Everyone !!  Tamara@afamilytie.com    330.284.3826

12:10:20     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Hello from Sid Blair in Shaker Heights, Ohio. AT Specialist.

12:10:21     From  Tamara Fye : Tamara Fye    A Family Tie    Senior Living Consultant  Connecting Seniors & their families with assisted living and memory care communities which provide purpose and pleasure.  Happy Holidays Everyone !!  Tamara@afamilytie.com    330.284.3826


12:10:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Deborah Bakalich, Owner of Senior Care LIfestyles. www.seniorcarelifestyles.com. 410-977-3718. The Assisted Living Matchmaker helping seniors find the perfect place to call home! Looking forward to this discussion!

12:10:45     From  Lori Stahl : Lori Stahl - Elder Resources Case Manager with the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. Looking forward to learning about this product

12:10:50     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Hi everyone.

Yocheved Lieder, LCSW-C

ElderCare Leaders 443-340-0594

12:12:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : you can ask questions anytime by typing in Q&A or by raising your hand by pressing the button

12:13:00     From  Mary Willson : Hi All! Mary Ellen Willson here with Visiting Angels Home Care.

12:18:35     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   Richard Hirsch(Direct Message) : Richard - make sure you read the questions live throughout the presentation. Not everyone reads the answers.  I usually do it but with my voice its not going to work as well.  So say "Ada has a question . . . " , etc.

12:19:38     From  SUSAN I WRANIK : Hi all!  Happy December 1st!

Thank you, Steve, for yet another great program! 

Susan I Wranik, speech-language pathologist providing in-home/online care. Treating Parkinson’s, ALS, speech, swallowing, memory (the dementias), and will-to-live; educational programs, staff training, family consultation.  SpeakSkill LLC www.speakskill.com; susan@speakskill.com  301 520 2332

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12:23:06     From  Ada Horsfall   to   All panelists : Very Innovative product! Will be great for the clients we serve. Ada Horsfall, Director of Care Management at Lifematters. Lifematters is a regional homecare company providing care management, homecare, skilled nursing and friendly visitor services in MD, DC & VA. ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com 301-615-0616

12:23:51     From  Dana Hirsch : Dana Hirsch, Program Manager, Jewish Council for the Aging Senior Helpline; 301-255-4205; dana.hirsch@accessjca.org

12:23:56     From  Ada Horsfall   to   All panelists : We are also looking to hire a Care Manager, please reach out via ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com

12:24:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Here is a link to the brochure https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/images/UnaliWear.Brochure.Email.Nov-2020.pdf

12:25:09     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Lifematters is looking to hire another Care Manager, you can see this opportunity and many more here https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/jobs

12:25:50     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Contact info for our panel today: Import from CSV Edit

Cheri McEssy (cheri.mcessy@unaliwear.com)

Jean Anne Booth (CEO/Founder) (Jeananne.Booth@unaliwear.com)

Richard Hirsch (richard.hirsch@unaliwear.com)

12:28:01     From  Jane Eleey : what about comparisons with other Apple watches?

12:31:14     From  SUSAN I WRANIK : Great for people living alone - those of use who are younger older, still working and concerned about "what if?..."

12:33:25     From  Patricia Dubroof : Happy to be learning about another new device to help us age well. Patricia Dubroof, pdubroof@assistnghands.com, 301-363-2587, The only thing better than a device like this is another person in the room! That’s what we do best. Individualized care by professional caregivers. Call me to learn more. We serve Fairfax and Montgomery Counties.

12:46:18     From  Bernie Cohen   to   All panelists : Thanx.  interesting stuff.  Will try to recommend you for some others.  Bernie

12:47:45     From  Bernie Cohen   to   All panelists : would like to learn more about your referral program. Bernie

12:48:27     From  Bernie Cohen   to   All panelists : Bernie@BernieCohenInsurance.com

12:54:15     From  Patricia Dubroof : thanks Steve for another rest presentation!

12:56:09     From  Ada Horsfall   to   All panelists : Thank you Steve!


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