Lien brings a proven track record of business success, technology innovation, and commitment to reconnecting older adults with friends, family, and caregivers
Orange, CA (June 18, 2020) — GrandPad announced today that the company’s co-founder and CEO Scott Lien, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels Orange County (OC), California. Lien brings a strong history and track record of technology innovation, business success, and a focus on improving the quality of life for older adults by using technology to reconnect them with family, friends, and caregivers.
“We are delighted to welcome Scott Lien as our newest member of our Board of Directors. As co-founder of GrandPad, Scott is a visionary, and his business and technology expertise combined with his heart and passion for older people will be instrumental in helping us meet the growing needs of older adults in Orange County,” said Holly Hagler, president and CEO of Meals on Wheels Orange County.
This appointment comes at a time when many seniors, their friends, and family members have been separated by COVID-19 restrictions. Older adults who live independently may no longer be able to travel to the grocery store in fear of health risks, which not only impacts their ability to maintain proper nutrition, but the resulting isolation and loneliness can have drastic negative effects on their health and well-being.
“I’m thrilled to support the efforts of Meals on Wheels OC as a member of their Board of Directors,” said Lien. “Helping seniors stay connected is essential to maintaining overall health and well-being and avoiding more complicated health crises. People of all ages struggle with maintaining proper nutrition, but Meals on Wheels OC fulfills this need and helps combat social isolation in the process. This directly aligns with our mission at GrandPad, and I look forward to applying my experience to advance the organization and serve more seniors.”
Prior to founding GrandPad with his son Isaac in 2014, Lien developed user-friendly software for companies like Target, Best Buy, and Bank of America, and he led the mobile technology innovation group at Intuit. Lien previously served as board chair for Los Angeles Power My Learning, an organization dedicated to helping children in low-income schools leverage technology. GrandPad was recognized as a Family Business of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal in 2019.
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Based in Orange, CA, GrandPad is a digital health company that develops engagement solutions to improve the health and well-being of older adults by reconnecting them with families, friends, and caregivers through technology that is safe, reliable, and easy to use. The GrandPad purpose-built tablet for people over the age of 75 — the first mobile device of its kind — addresses usability, security, and connectivity issues that are often roadblocks for integrating remote monitoring and telehealth into professional and familial caregiving settings. The company’s secure cloud platform with built-in LTE and web applications allows care teams and family members to engage remotely with older adults without depending on wifi connectivity. GrandPad enables a variety of interactions, including video calls, sharing essential care-related emails and messages, and conducting multi-party video care conferences between family members and a patient’s continuum of caregivers. For professional caregivers, GrandPad offers connected device capabilities that support enhanced telehealth and remote monitoring services provided by a growing number of in-home healthcare organizations. To learn more, visit GrandPad.biz or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @grandpad_social.
About Meals on Wheels Orange County
For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels Orange County has been the largest nonprofit provider of nutrition and supportive services for at-risk older adults. It is committed to erasing hunger and loneliness for at-risk older adults through therapeutic care, social connections, home visits, and other services that help them maintain their independence and quality of life. Through its critical services, the organization delivers nearly 1 million meals to more than 10,000 at-risk older adults each year throughout 20 Orange County cities. For more information on its programs and services, visit www.mealsonwheelsoc.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @mealsonwheelsoc.