Eldera: Unlocking the Social Capital of Older Adults with Dana Griffin
Eldera is all about bringing forth the Era of the Elders. Eldera.ai is a virtual multigenerational village where generations come together to connect, learn from each other, have fun, and create a better future for all. Eldera connects kids from around the world with vetted older mentors for weekly virtual connections which may include conversation, storytime, and activities. The kids benefit from social-emotional learning and increased resilience, elders benefit from a sense of purpose and expanded community, and most importantly, everyone experiences more joy. Eldera is the opposite of eldercare — it is built on the belief that elders want and need to care for the next generation — it is in our DNA.
In this program, you'll discover:
- How do we define the social capital of older adults?
- How can technology make it available at scale?
- How can it impact societal change?
- How can we envision a new intergenerational societal infrastructure?
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)
Topic: Eldera: Unlocking the Social Capital of Older Adults
Speaker: Dana Griffin, Co-founder and CEO of Eldera.ai and an Encore Gen2Gen Innovator Fellow
About Dana Griffin
Dana Griffin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eldera.ai, the purpose-driven global platform for older adults. She is on a mission to tap into the time and wisdom of 1 billion elders around the world as a new natural resource for the next generation. Dana was raised by her grandparents in Transylvania, Romania, and has been guided by elder mentors throughout her life.
A former data and advertising executive turned age-tech entrepreneur, AI for Good advocate, and author of multiple trademarks and patents focused on aging and wisdom, Dana serves on the boards of BrightFocus Foundation and AI Commons. She has been advising, consulting, and speaking internationally about principled uses of AI for innovation, policy, and social impact and was recognized by AdAge as a “40 under 40 Changing the Advertising Industry.” A Vedic meditator and outspoken fan of interesting people and good food, Dana spends her time cooking, training in Krav Maga, and exploring human consciousness.