Date/Time: 17 Nov 2022 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

6:00 to 6:10 PM – Open for participants to enter and network

6:10 to 6:20 PM – LM and CTCN Business meeting.  Speaker introduction.

6:20 to 7:30 PM – Presentation and Q & A.  Please mute audio and turn off video. Use chat box to ask questions. 

Tittle: INDEPENDENT FOR LIFE — Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Speaker: Wayne Caswell

Abstract: When you eventually retire, do you want to age independently in your own home and neighborhood? Staying home and aging in place is most people’s preference, but most American housing and communities are not adapted to the needs of older people. And with the fastest population growth among people over 65, finding solutions for successful aging is important, not just for individual families, but for our whole society. This talk covers a wide range of smart solutions, including adapting technology, remodeling current housing, building new homes for accessibility and safety, retrofitting existing neighborhoods to add needed services and amenities, and planning new communities that work well for people of all ages.

Speaker Bio: Wayne Caswell is a retired IBM technologist, futurist, market strategist, consumer advocate, and founder of Modern Health Talk ( After 30 years at IBM, he established CAZITech Consulting, held leadership roles in industry groups developing Wireless and Home Gateway standards, served on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee, successfully lobbied the Texas legislature to protect the rights of municipalities to install public Wi-Fi networks, and co-founded a nonprofit homeowner advocacy to enact new consumer protection laws and abolish an abusive state agency. After that is when he founded Modern Health Talk to add perspective to the issues of independent living and health care policy. 


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