Winners represent best in class products and technologies for Americans Age 50+
LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2012 –Livemocha has been selected as a winner in the Education and Continued Learning Category in the first annual Sterling Awards competition, announced at the Silvers Summit Conference at CES. Sponsored by AARP, the Sterling Awards identify the very best in technology innovation and product excellence for Americans age 50+.
The purpose of the inaugural Sterling Awards is to identify the peerless products that enhance, empower and exemplify the lifestyles of the Boomer and Silvers audience. Research shows that learning a second language can exalt cognitive functions, by building IQ and improving attention switching abilities, and even postpone Alzheimer’s and dementia for years. Livemocha provides an online language learning service that helps seniors to maintain cognitive functions and brain health well into their later years. This ultimately enhances the health and wellness of the individual and aids longevity.
“Seniors are looking for ways to revitalize their cognitive thinking and consequently, improve their mental and physical health,” said Michael Schutzler, CEO of Livemocha. “People think that language learning is something that must be pursued during the adolescent years of an individual’s life, but Livemocha is dedicated to providing language learning for those of all ages. Our recognition by the Sterling Awards reinforces this idea.”
“We congratulate Livemocha and all of our Sterling Award winners who offer unique ways to enrich the lives of the 100 million boomers and silvers in our society today,” said Sherri Snelling, co-producer, Silvers Summit. “We hope the Sterling Awards become an annual showcase that illustrates the new and improved ways that technology can help us stay healthy, happy, connected to family and friends, living in our homes longer, and making a difference in the world as we age.”
Visit the Silvers Summit Web site for more information about the Sterling Award.
Livemocha is a company committed to helping every person on earth achieve fluency in a new language. As the world’s largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice, and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled, learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to nearly 11 million members from 190 countries, underscoring the strong demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning. Livemocha continues to grow with one mission: to create a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages. For more information about Livemocha, please visit http://www.livemocha.com.
About Silvers Summit:
The Silvers Summit at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is where the thought leaders on an aging society and technology come together. The conference and exhibit assembles companies, distributors, journalists, research firms, and think tanks, to demonstrate the products and services that will help consumers age 50+ stay engaged, empowered and help enhance their lives. The Silvers Summit and Exhibition is presented by Living in Digital Times, producer of the following summits and exhibitions at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show: Digital Health, Fitness Tech Summit, HigherEd Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Mobile Apps Showdown, and Last Gadget Standing. For more information about The Silvers Summit, visit: http://silverssummit.com/.
DISCLAIMER: Silvers Summit (a property of Living in Digital Times, Inc.) does not endorse or promote any of the Sterling Award winners. AARP, the Sterling Award sponsor, does not endorse or promote any of the Sterling Award winners.
Silvers Summit and Sterling Award are service marks of Living In Digital Times, Inc.
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