2018 Connectivity Summit
on Rural Aging

Reversing Social Isolation

August 7 – 9, 2018 | Portland, Maine

About The Summit

Tivity Health is proud to present the second annual Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging this August 7th – 9th in Portland, Maine. This year’s summit, Reversing Social Isolation, will inspire a lively discussion around solutions to one of the country’s most pressing chronic conditions and public health crisis: Social isolation.

Joe Coughlin, PhD, Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab, will moderate our session where the nation’s top experts and practitioners from business, academia, policymaking/government, non-profit, rural advocacy, and health care will converge to collaborate and prioritize ways to address issues around rural aging and social isolation. The summit will be convened by Donato Tramuto, CEO of Tivity Health, in collaboration with MIT AgeLab, the Jefferson College of Population Health, and Health eVillages.

This invite-only Summit will convene some of the nation’s top experts, practitioners, and stakeholders who play a critical role in reversing social isolation. Recent research and international attention to the matter reveals that social isolation is an epidemic, increasing the risk of mortality and other risk factors such as mobility loss, functional decline, and clinical dementia. While there is reason for broad concern about the impact of social isolation and loneliness across all demographics, there is great urgency to concentrate efforts on older adults, particularly those living in rural areas.

Your participation will be essential to our work investigating the challenges, opportunities, and concrete actions available to reverse social isolation in the United States. We look forward to you joining us.

Co-Sponsors

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Donato Tramuto

Donato Tramuto
Chief Executive Officer,
Tivity Health
Founder,
Health eVillages

Joe Coughlin

Joe Coughlin, PhD
Founder & Director,
MIT AgeLab

Alexis Skoufalos, EdD
Associate Dean, Strategic Development
Executive Director, Center for Population Health Innovation
Jefferson College of Population Health

Host

Featured Speakers

Panelists

Robin Caruso
Chief Togetherness Officer,
CareMore

Joe Coughlin

Joe Coughlin, PhD
Founder & Director,
MIT AgeLab


John Feather, PhD
“Chief Executive Officer,
Grantmakers In Aging”

Max Gomez
CBS 2 Medical Correspondent

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
Brigham Young University

Cara James
Director of the Office of Minority Health,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.)
Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health

Robin Lipson
Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer,
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Alan Morgan
Chief Executive Officer,
National Rural Health Association

Anand Parekh, MD
Chief Medical Advisor
Bipartisan Policy Center

Glenn Pomerantz
Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President for Care Management,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Merrill Warschoff Press
Senior Vice President,
Johnston Associates

Micah Roberts
Partner,
Public Opinion Strategies

Alexis Skoufalos, EdD
Associate Dean, Strategic Development
Executive Director, Center for Population Health Innovation
Jefferson College of Population Health


Jake Swanton
Senior Federal Policy Manager,
Lyft

Donato Tramuto

Donato Tramuto
Chief Executive Officer,
Tivity Health
Founder,
Health eVillages

Jennifer Weuve
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology,
Boston University School of Public Health

Tivity HealthMIT AgeLab