A Business Model for Productive Successful Aging in Place in Rural Maine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2007-33610-18444
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00323
Amount: $346,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lilliana Jodoin-Reitman, DBA Global Wellness
47 Ocean Drive, Maricopa, ME, 04011
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lilliana Jodoin-Reitman
 (207) 721-8999
Business Contact
 Lilliana Jodoin-Reitman
Title: President
Phone: (207) 721-8999
Email: lillianagwi@juno.com
Research Institution
By 2020, fully one quarter of Americans will be over 60. Some 77 million Baby Boomers ages 42 to 60 are just beginning to face this critical juncture in their lives. In Maine, the oldest state in the nation, some people, due to lack of planning, may leave their homes and enter assisted living facilities or nursing homes at a huge economic and social cost to themselves, their heirs and public resources. Until now, little attention has been focused on proactive planning technological tools and services that empower people to remain in their homes (age in place) or plan for their desired futures as aging adults. This Phase II proposal develops innovative software and planning processes that help individuals, couples and families create a unique vision and implement a customized and desirable whole life plan (Copyright) for their own aging. A multidisciplinary research team will implement Global Wellnesss Phase II Pilot Study: (1) continue to develop the software and planning services and tests them with three distinct market segments among Maines adult population, (2) develop a thorough understanding of institutional customer needs in reference to their employees, clients and customers, (3) develop business processes and support materials for delivering the software and planning services, and (4) further refine the Global Wellness business model. Commercial applications are anticipated in the career centers (seasoned workforces), military (base closures and transitioning), private companies (elder benefits packages), financial service industry (client relations and retention), as well as direct sales to individuals.

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