“As a former youth volunteer in dementia and hospice, I know firsthand the energy and spirit that young people have to work with older adults, and we want to create opportunities for young people to offer companionship to families who crave it most.”
Joy Zhang is co-founder of Mon Ami, a women-founded, tech-for-good company that builds modern technology solutions to help senior services scale. She previously worked for the World Health Organization’s Innovation for Aging team, and was a founding member of two prior tech-enabled community-based organizations in aging and caregiving: AgeWell Global (South Africa, USA) and Weal Life (USA). The pilot program that Joy designed for AgeWell Global has been tapped by the WHO as best practice for aging. She has been a volunteer in dementia care and hospice settings since high school and graduated from Stanford with a BA and MBA.
Learn more here about the Encore Public Voices Fellowship, which supports diverse voices focusing on aging, longevity and the intergenerational opportunity.