Our Partners in Safety
The Hartford became a founding sponsor of the MIT AgeLab in 1999. The Hartford Center for Mature Market ExcellenceSM and the MIT AgeLab are committed to producing original research to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families. Through publications, professional meetings and public education, The Hartford/MIT AgeLab partnership has successfully reached millions of people in the United States and around the globe with high quality, meaningful information to guide important decisions about safety, mobility and independence.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injuries, and property damage – from crashes on the nation's highways. The Hartford became a member and has remained actively involved with IIHS since 1979. The Hartford also helped to build the Vehicle Research Center in 1991. Most recently, The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence has been collaborating with IIHS on older driver safety.
Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Center
The Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Center strives to reduce the human and economic costs associated with Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of knowledge by conducting and facilitating cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease research, enhancing clinical care for Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families, and providing education regarding Alzheimer's disease to both professional and lay audiences. In 2004 The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab partnered with The Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s DiseaseCenter to begin a three year research project on caregiving, driving and dementia. This study sought to find ways to inform and motivate caregivers to take timely action to move their loved one with dementia from driver to passenger.
American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) advances the quality, availability, use and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education and research on behalf of its members and the public. Occupational therapists trained in driver rehabilitation provide a key component to the evaluation of older driver safety and rehabilitation. In 2008 AOTA began collaborating with The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab to conduct a two-year research project on comprehensive driving evaluations. The study sought to explore the role of driver rehab and to understand the perspective and benefits for individuals who have experienced it.
Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. As the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+, AARP is leading a revolution in the way people view and live life after 50. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. The Hartford has provided AARP Auto and Home Insurance Program to AARP members for over 25 years. The Hartford and AARP have also collaborated to produce the We Need to Talk seminar based on information created jointly by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the MIT AgeLab.