Mary Furlong Associates and Spiro100 Announce Distribution Agreement


What’s Next: Living Longer Better Smarter Podcast Launches in Senior Communities Nationwide

LA JOLLA, Calif., October 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Spiro100, the leading online fitness provider for seniors, and Marie Furlong and Associates (MFA), a concierge consultancy and event producer for the longevity economy, today announced a distribution partnership for the What’s Next: Living Longer Better Smarter podcast.

The podcast, produced by MFA, will appear in over 500 Spiro100 communities across the United States and will reach over 2,000 individual subscribers in their homes or bedrooms from now on. What’s Next: Living Longer Better Smarter will be available for free to the public by visiting or through the app. Marie Furlong and award-winning journalist Fred Fish are co-hosts of the podcast, interviewing the leaders, personalities and innovators who are making a difference. The podcast, which takes listeners to the intersection of longevity, technology and aging, is supported in part by sponsorship from Vivid-Pix, the creator of easy-to-use image enhancement software.

“We know that Spiro100 can make a difference in the lives of older adults who exercise and stay active by leveraging our library,” said Alex Rochestie, co-founder and president of programming. “But to truly accomplish Spiro100’s mission and make a difference in the lives of millions of older adults and caregivers, a broader library of content is needed. The addition of this podcast and the contribution of Mary, Fred and some of the brightest tech minds in aging to our platform is an important step in realizing a healthier and happier future.”

The second phase of the podcast distribution rollout is expected to begin in 2023 and will include an additional network of 10,000 senior communities through organizations such as Icon, K4Connect and Lifestone Link.

“We are excited to work with Spiro100 to bring thought-provoking and insightful discussions to these communities,” adds Marie FurlongCEO of Marie Furlong and Associates. “The impact these conversations can have on tens of thousands of older adults, as well as the healthcare professionals and family members around them, can make a lasting difference in their mental, physical and cognitive health. “

About Spiro100

Spiro100 is committed to making wellness accessible to all older adults, regardless of age, ability or physical location, and is dedicated to changing cultural beliefs about aging by demonstrating what is possible with the exercise and healthy activities. We believe that accomplishing a mission of this magnitude is only possible through collaboration with businesses, organizations and individuals who share our mission and commitment to serving older adults. To that end, Spiro100 has sought out the top fitness and wellness experts in the world of active aging to bring Spiro100 clients programming like no other. We’ve made this programming available to older adults and those who care for them by partnering with a growing list of leading technology companies to ensure content is easy to access and available on screen or the system of their choice.

About Marie Furlong and associates

Founded in 2003, Marie Furlong & Associates (MFA) is a concierge consultancy specializing in the longevity market. A successful serial entrepreneur, Mary founded and ThirdAge Media before founding MFA. MFA has hosted industry-leading conferences including the What’s Next Longevity Venture Summit and What’s Next Longevity Innovation Summit. Mary has been recognized by the American Society on Aging, Fortune, Time and as one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Women by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She is an advisor to the Ziegler LinkAge Fund, CABHI, Thrive Center and numerous start-ups, in addition to her private clients. Mary holds a doctorate in education and is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business in Santa Clara University.

About Vivid Pix

Vivid Pix connects people with their most treasured memories restored through its software, which is sold in over 120 countries, enhancing old and faded photos and documents. Their extensive training helps family historians, as well as paid and unpaid caregivers, who can build buffers against the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and create connections to help people with cognitive decline and dementia. through photo-reminiscence therapy.

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