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Please Participate

This Aging-in-Place Technology Meetup is not currently active, but if you wish it were, and would like to help organize it, send us an email using the contact form (bottom of the page). Meanwhile, take a look below at the things we worked on.

 

Browse Discussions from this Circle

Why do people resist technology adoption?

At our Aging in Place Meetup in July I took part in an Unconference session on barriers to technology adoption with a group of about eight others. Here are the highlights of what we discussed in summary form.

 


 

Medication adherence: HYS Circle discussion July 2014

At the July 9 AIP meet-up, an ad-hoc group of people spent approximately 30 minutes discussing the topic of medication adherence.

 


 

Social Isolation Circle Discussion- July 2014

We held a 30 minute HaveYourSay circle at our July Aging in Place Meet-up. I've participated in HYS circles about this topic before, and each time I get some new insight. Here are some salient points from this circle.

 


 

Father lost independence because he could no longer drive

My father did not have the strength or cognitive ability to drive a car safely. Driving a scooter provided some independence, but he was ultimately prevented from driving it.

 


 

My mother's poor short term memory reduces quality of life.

My mother has complete short term memory loss. Her long term memory is not impaired. The short term memory loss syndrome results in: difficulty in learning new things, difficulty in keeping track of things, social difficulty (impossible to carry on a conversation - always repeating questions and...

 


 

Need more space on cluttered nightstand

My Mom has a lot of things on her bed stand, and she constantly complains that she needs more space.

She has there a lamp, clock, all her medications, water and speakers for the MP3 player. Also she has a bar that helps her to sit down. This bar blocks the drawers in...

 


 

My Mother in Law Can't Open Jars. Please critique my Solution

Every time my Mother in law (90 years old) tries to open a jar she goes to her neighbor. She does not have any strength in her arms to do it. She goes to her neighbor asking to help with many other things as well. It makes her very uncomfortable to bother a person all the time. It would be nice...

 


 

I leave the Cook Stove on after using it. I worry my house will burn down!

Once or twice a month I leave the stove on after fixing breakfast. Most of the time I realize that I have left the stove on but it may be an hour or two after breakfast. I worry about what might happen as a result of this forgetfulness.

 


 

Giving up driving leads to social isolation

Due to safety concerns, people who have a decline in night vision begin to lose connections with friends and interest groups because they no longer feel safe driving after dark. For personal or economic reasons, they resist becoming transport dependent – hence choosing to stay home alone.

 


 

"Social Secretary" passed away. How to avoid social isolation?

My father became very socially isolated after my mother passed away, even though he lived in a retirement community and was surrounded by others of his age. Because my mother had always been the "social secretary", it seemed as if he lacked the skills to develop a social life in her absence....

 


 

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This Circle

The Aging in Place Technology Meetup holds a series of regular Meetups at which Citizen Observers, Sharers and Makers come together to discuss specific challenges of growing older, and conceive of well thought through solutions.

This is a unique forum for exchanging ideas with others interested in this field. At our meetings, we typically get a mix of technologists and entrepreneurs and members of the aging services industry.

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