Presentation to highlight how senior living communities are using smart technology to deliver new levels of independence, quality of life and operator benefits

RALEIGH, N.C.Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — K4Connect, a mission-oriented technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, today announced that its President, Derek Holt, will be speaking at The Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference in San Francisco, taking place from October 12-14, 2016. Holt’s breakout session, “Smart Senior Living,” will be held on Friday, October 14th, from 8:50-9:50am PDT.

Holt will co-present alongside Cindy Phillips, Executive Director of the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, where K4Connect is piloting its first product focused on the senior living community, K4Community, with 40 residents. Holt and Phillips will present on how smart innovations can be easily integrated into a senior living community, as well as the results they are seeing to date related to both the resident experience and operational efficiencies.

K4Connect will also be showcasing K4Community at Booth #154. K4Community integrates the latest in smart technologies and applications into a single, open, responsive platform, enabling smarter living environments and healthier lives, while also fostering family and community engagement for senior living residents. The platform also benefits operators of senior living communities by allowing them to provide the best in care and hospitality with value-added amenities, while increasing revenues and lowering costs.

“Our mission at K4Connect is to help older adults and those people living with disabilities live a more independent, healthier and connected life,” said Holt. “Opportunities such as the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference create the ideal setting to drive thoughtful discussion around technology and innovation for this specific underserved population. I’m thrilled to be speaking at the conference with thought leaders such as Cindy Phillips and sharing our experience and the results we are seeing.”

“We piloted K4Community in our Elizabethtown campus from February – June 2016 and have seen encouraging results,” said Phillips. “Most notable was that our residents do embrace technology! With K4Community, we saw a 100 percent adoption rate around home automation and an 88 percent adoption rate for the tablet application. I am excited to share more of our results and the insights gained during our conference presentation,” she added.

To learn more about K4Connect, visit To see K4Community firsthand, stop by Booth #154.

About K4Connect
K4Connect creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, enhancing lives through an open technology delivery and management platform that combines home automation, health and wellness technology, content and communications. The Company’s products enable simpler, smarter living environments and healthier lives, while fostering family and community engagement. For more information, please visit

About Masonic Village
The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, children’s home and community service organization. The campus offers 665 retirement living apartments and 318 cottages, 135 personal care residences and 453 nursing, subacute and dementia care accommodations. The Masonic Villages also include communities in Dallas, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley and Warminster. For more information, visit