Foray is featured in Columbia Business School Article, "The New Old"

Advances in healthcare and technology mean people expect to live longer, better lives than they might have imagined even three decades ago. What opportunities await in the longevity economy?

Illustrations by Lara Harwood

Illustrations by Lara Harwood

According to the article, by 2030, one in every five residents in the US will be over the age of 65. It’s the first time in the nation’s history that older people are projected to outnumber children. With the average life expectancy now at 78.7 years, there’s a growing need for increased resources to improve our quality of life as we age.

Many experts say that the stigma around aging is quickly disappearing—in part because of entrepreneurs like our co-founder Patricia Kavanagh ‘78. When Dr. Kavanagh started practicing as a neurologist, she noticed that many of her patients would benefit from a walker, but few of them used one, simply out of embarrassment. She then set out to co-found Foray and produce Spring in order to tackle this stigma.

Make sure to check out The New Old for more about the longevity economy and a feature on Dr. Kavanagh and Foray Design.

Read the article here.

Foray is Committed to De-medicalizing Medical Life

Dear Friends of Foray,

Dance for PD®, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group, empowers participants to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.

Dance for PD® has live and streamed classes, DVDs and more. We share their commitment to de-medicalizing daily life for people with chronic diseases.

Check them out here!

Your Foray Design Team,

Patricia Kavanagh, MD

Colin Touhey

Hal Ebbott

Ioannis Rutledge

 

44 Court Street, Suite 907

Brooklyn, NY 11201

www.foraydesign.com

Phone: +1 (833) MY-FORAY

Email:   info@foraydesign.com

Spring and Public Transportation

An active young woman with multiple sclerosis asked us about taking Spring on the New York City subways.  We decided to find out.

We have taken trips on the #1, 2, and 4 trains, from Harlem to Barclays Center, and places between. In stations that do not have an elevator, a user probably would want to have a helpful stranger carry Spring down the stairs (as people do with baby strollers).

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Everything else is smooth, getting on and off the train, maneuvering into a seat.  Spring did not roll away when we took our hands off (so we could look at our phones).   We had peace of mind knowing that, if the car were crowded, we could use Spring's built-in seat.

Next month we have a trip to Philadelphia, so we will take it on Amtrak.  Check back for the report.

--Your Foray Team

We Have Reached More Than 200% of Our Goal!

Dear Friends of Foray,

Our crowdfunding campaign raised more than 200% of our goal, so we decided to extend the campaign until February 22nd. Because the more we raise, the more quickly we can get Spring to you!

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We'd like to thank you for your tremendous support throughout the entire campaign! Your support means the world to us!

Thanks to the generosity of our contributors, we are now able to send Spring to organizations who need "people movers": museums, schools, churches, theaters, as well as senior centers and medical clinics. If you would like to apply for one, please email us at info@foraydesign.com. Unfortunately we cannot donate walkers to individuals.

Health care and social service professionals: Note that we have a contribution option that will send a brand-new Spring to people in need. Email us at info@foraydesign.com if you would like to have your organization on our list. Or, let us know if you would like printed brochures for your clients or patients.

As always, we are working very hard to answer all of your questions in a timely manner.

Once again, thank you for making this campaign a huge success!

More updates soon!

Your Foray Design Team,

Patricia Kavanagh, MD

Colin Touhey

Hal Ebbott

Ioannis Rutledge

44 Court Street, Suite 907

Brooklyn, NY 11201

www.foraydesign.com

Phone: +1 (833) MY-FORAY

Email:   info@foraydesign.com

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We Reached Our Crowdfunding Goal Within 48 Hours!

Dear Friends of Foray,

We reached our Indiegogo goal within 48 hours!

We are thrilled to announce that we reached our goal within the first 48 hours! We'd like to thank you for your phenomenal support.

We have received a lot of questions about how to donate between $25 and $1,000. To help us spread our mission, simply go to our Indiegogo page, click on the pink "Back It" button at the top right part of our page, and populate the "Donation Amount" box with your desired donation amount. We appreciate your backing.

We are diligently going through your comments and answering your questions.

Your help is much needed to get Spring to those who need it!

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Your Foray Design Team,

Patricia Kavanagh, MD

Colin Touhey

Hal Ebbott

Ioannis Rutledge


44 Court Street, Suite 907

Brooklyn, NY 11201

www.foraydesign.com

Phone: +1 (833) MY-FORAY

Email: info@foraydesign.com

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PODCAST: Off your Walker? Foray’s Co-Founder Dr. Kavanagh Takes a New Approach to an Old Need

What’s worse than needing help with gait, mobility and balance? Being told you need a walker. No wonder, when the typical walker basically screams “frail elderly,” and is difficult to use as well.

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Neurologist Patricia Kavanagh was struggling to get her patients with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders to use a walker.  So she teamed up with a design and production team to found Foray and create Spring, a modern device that is more functional and stylish.

Listen to the podcast here

Heights and Hills Honors Our Co-Founder at 47th Annual Spring Benefit

For more than 47 years the community-dwelling older people of Brooklyn have been served by Heights and Hills (www.heightsandhills.org). As the borough has prospered this organization has grown and works mightily to combat the isolation which plagues so many elderly.

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Our co-founder, Patricia Kavanagh, was honored at their benefit. You can read about the event here: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/6/5/heights-and-hills-honors-patricia-kavanagh-and-schwartz-barnett-greenfield-family

If you want to read Patricia's full remarks, reach out to us at info@foraydesign.com.

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