Sunday, August 23, 2015

Living with Confidence and Independence: Tech Start-Up Lively™ Plugs into State Farm® through new Connected Care program

August 23, 2015 -- Advances in home security and technology have allowed people to feel more confident about the safety of their family, pets, and belongings when away from home. 

Products and services available through the State Farm Home Protection and Automation webpage help protect homes and families from the unexpected through exclusive offers and discounts with select providers. The new Connected Care page provides State Farm customers with educational content and exclusive offers for products and services that can help them live in their homes with confidence and independence.

Beginning today, State Farm customers will also be able to take advantage of exclusive products and services offered by Silicon Valley start-up Lively, a medical alert and activity monitoring service that helps people live in their home with confidence. 

The Lively system features four activity tracking sensors, hub and a safety watch that doubles as a personal emergency response system and step tracker.

"At State Farm, we help to protect families and individuals from the unexpected and realize their dreams," said Erin Olander, State Farm Innovation Manager. 

"By growing the presence of the connected home platform to include products targeted at aging adults, State Farm is continuing to help provide diverse solutions to meet a wide range of customer needs."

The Lively system is as simple as plugging in the power hub, placing the tracking sensors around the house, putting on the safety watch and activating the account online. 

Once activated, the system allows the user to receive reminders for medication, track steps, or request emergency assistance via live operators – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. State Farm customers are eligible to receive the Lively system through the Connected Care webpage at a discounted price.

"We are so pleased to be working with State Farm, the leader in the insurance industry. This relationship will only further our mission of helping older adults stay safe and independent longer," says David Glickman, COO and co-founder of Lively.

State Farm is promoting technology and innovation to assist our customers around the clock. To learn more about Lively or other exclusive products and services that provide home protection and activity monitoring, visit the Connected Care webpage.

About State Farm® 
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto, home and individual life insurance in the United States. Its 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve more than 82 million policies and accounts – nearly 80 million auto, home, life, health and commercial policies, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 41 on the 2015 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit

About Lively™
Lively is the connected home health platform that provides a medical alert device older adults actually want to wear, passive activity sensors to share activities of daily living and an open system to integrate additional FDA-approved and biometric mobile health devices, like glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, inhalers and nebulizers. Lively was founded by Iggy Fanlo, David Glickman and Keith Dutton in the summer of 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco. With backgrounds that include working at some of the world's most innovative consumer product companies, the trio has formed a vibrant team of talented individuals who share a passion for changing the way older adults stay connected for improved quality of life.

New AT&T Program Offers Technical Tools, Tips, Guidance for America's Elderly

August 22, 2015 -- Digital You is a new, comprehensive AT&T program that offers tools, tips, apps, guidance and community education events for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience. 

Through Digital You, AT&T has collaborated with prominent national organizations like Common Sense, The OASIS Institute and AARP to increase digital literacy as well as local organizations across the country to assemble and promote expert online safety information in a number of formats.

"We live in an exciting digital world, created by the Internet and encompassing new ways of working, studying, shopping and interacting," said Pamela Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina. 

"Digital You was developed to help people be responsible digital citizens. It provides information everyone needs to consider in making wise decisions and being safe and secure online, in addition to helping newcomers increase their digital literacy skills."

Launched at a time when people are posting about their summer activities and getting ready to go back to school, Digital You helps teach beginners of all ages the basics of using a smartphone or tablet, keeping online information private and secure and activating accessibility features to support users with disabilities through training resources and tips sheets.

Digital You also brings you Digital Compass™, a free interactive game developed by Common Sense to help teach 6th through 9th graders about the real-world impact of their online choices.

"The digital world presents enormous potential for our kids," said Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Common Sense. "The key to unlocking the promise is preparing kids to think critically and behave responsibly, respectfully, and safely. These tangible skills of digital literacy and citizenship are essential for success in life and learning in the 21st century."

"Online safety is a high priority for our 50+ audience, whether they are digital newcomers or experienced users," says Marcia Kerz, president of The OASIS Institute. 

"They want to know how to recognize danger signs for scams, protect their identities and shield their computers and mobile devices. This is a dynamic challenge as new threats appear, and we look forward to sharing the latest information on how they can protect themselves."

For more information on the resources available, check out

About Philanthropy and Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2014, nearly $127 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T's signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions of people and businesses around the globe stay connected through leading wireless, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. We're helping people mobilize their worlds with state-of-the-art communications, entertainment services and amazing innovations like connected cars and devices for homes, offices and points in between. Our U.S. wireless network offers customers the nation's strongest LTE signal and the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage. We're improving how our customers stay entertained and informed with AT&T U-verse® TV and High Speed Internet services. And businesses worldwide are serving their customers better with AT&T's mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

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