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Intel official to speak on technology use for aging population

Eric Dishman, general manager of health and life sciences at Intel Corp., will be speaking in Honolulu at two free events focusing on the use of technology to meet the needs of an aging population.

Dishman, named by the Wall Street Journal as one of "12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement," will shed light on how technology can moderate the rising cost of health care and promote independent living. The intended audience includes family caregivers, gerontologists, health care professionals, academics and businesses.

» 8-10 a.m. Thursday, "Personal Health Technology for the Aging Population," East West Center, Keoni Conference Room.

» 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, "Collaborative Care Models: Building a Seamless Health Care System and Using Technology to Successfully Age in Place," Queen’s Conference Center. Brown bag lunch.

In addition to the free events, Dishman will also speak Thursday at a breakfast at the Plaza Club, entitled "Techonology Solutions to a Juggling Act: Keeping the Boomer Workforce Healthy and Employed While Caring for Aging Parents." The cost is $30.

Dishman’s visited is sponsored by Assistive Technnology Resource Centers of Hawaii, the Executive Office on Aging, Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society and others.

Advance registration is required. For more information, visit www.atrc.org.

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