• Housing, Technology & Healthcare

    The Business of Aging annual event

    Next event: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:30am to 9:30am

    Sponsorship opportunities still available: View the Sponsorship packet

    Presented by St. Mary Development Corporation with the Dayton Business Journal

  • Watch the video of the
    2018 panel discussion

    2018 Panelists & Moderator


    Kathryn Brod is the President and CEO of LeadingAge Ohio, a nonprofit trade association that represents 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as organizations providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. Member organizations serve an estimated 400,000 elderly Ohioans annually, including many in the Miami Valley.


    Scott Collins is President and CEO of Link-Age, a research firm specializing in the senior market and emerging technologies. He is also a Founding Member of the Family Caregiver Council, an organization that provides support and resources so caregivers won’t become overwhelmed.


    Kate de Medeiros is an Associate Professor of Gerontology at Miami University. She was the Principal Investigator on the research study,An Assessment of Information and Service Needs of People 60+ in Four Ohio Communities: Centerville, Dayton, Huber Heights, and Kettering.”


    Tim Bete is President of St. Mary Development Corporation, a faith-based nonprofit that has developed 60 affordable housing projects with more than 4,000 units, especially for seniors. St. Mary also provides service coordination to connect its senior residents to services that allow them to remain living independently for as long as possible.



    Caleb Stephens, Editor-in-Chief, Dayton Business Journal

    Some of the questions

    answered by the 2018 panel

    • What do you see as the biggest issue facing seniors today?
    • In the Dayton area, what do you see as trends in housing markets?
    • Is assisted living a viable option for most people?
    • How do you see technology allowing housing to become more of a platform for healthcare services?
    • What are the greatest issues facing families who are taking care of a senior?
    • Are there technology solutions being developed to help family caregivers?
    • There’s a lot of talk in the media about telehealth. Is that something that you think will play a significant role in the future?
    • What innovative housing solutions are you seeing that can help seniors?
    • Social isolation can be a significant problem for seniors. In what ways can housing and technology help prevent isolation?
    • St. Mary Development offers service coordination to its senior residents. How does that work and what have been the benefits?
    • In what areas do you see housing, technology and healthcare converging?
    • If you had to make one prediction for the future of seniors, housing, technology and healthcare, what would it be?


    Event overview

    Every day, 10,000 people turn 65 in the United States. Seniors are one of the largest growing demographic group in the Miami Valley, too. St. Mary Development Corporation hosts the annual Business of Aging event in conjunction with the Dayton Business Journal. A Business Journal editor moderates a panel of experts on senior trends in housing, technology, healthcare and other topics, as we explore the Business of Aging in the Miami Valley. During the summit, attendees hear directly from the people who are change leaders in the senior sector. At each event, a new demographic study is presented to attendees to help guide their work with seniors and manage their organizations.


    Get your FREE report!

    Complete the form below to get your copy of the report: Senior Housing and Demographic Trends in Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties (Ohio).


    The report includes:

    • Senior Population and Household Trends
    • Senior 62+ Household Growth by Income
    • Net Worth by Age of Householder (2017)
    • Rent Burdened Senior Households (Age 65+)
    • Housing Tenure by Year Built
    • Thematic Heat Maps including:
      • Senior population 65+ (2017)
      • Senior 65+ Median Household Income (2017)
      • Senior 65+ Renter Share (2012-2016)
      • Senior 65+ Owner Share (2012-2016)

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    2018 event sponsors


    Media coverage

    of the 2018 event

    Attendee comments

    "Powerful program! Excellent venue and food."


    "Very impressed by the level of knowledge of the panel!"


    "Very informative and insightful. It increased by awareness of societal trends."


    "The panel was excellent. Worth getting up early to attend!'


    "I really like the variety of viewpoints provided by the panel."


    "Panelists were outstanding!"


    "The Business of Aging is definitely worth being an annual event."


    Want to be a sponsor or potential panelist for the 2019 Business of Aging event?

    Contact Cathy Campbell at ccampbell@smdcd.org.

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