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Jitterbug Flip Phone: Evaluated @ Passavant

The Passavant Explorers were interested in options for friends in need of a cell phone, but not interested in learning to use a smart phone. We spent some time interacting with the Jitterbug Flip - our opinions are listed below.  

 


 

Serene Innovations TV Soundbox @ Passavant

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Soundbox" at their January 2020 meeting. Here are the results.

 


 

SilverSmart Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The SilverSmart Tech Center on the Passavant Campus has been researching, demonstrating, trialing, and piloting assistive technology devices and systems designed for seniors for ten years! 

 

 


 

Passavant explorers evaluate "TV Ears"

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their October 2019 meeting. Here are the results.

 


 

Barriers to Aging: Perspectives from Zelienople

Things that make daily life difficult or things that prevent us from participating in activities, they include: memory issues, declining vision, hearing difficulties, physical decline and transportation concerns.

 


 

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously...

 


 

Technology Poll @ Passavant

Following a quick poll of our circle we learned that nearly everyone uses some type of technology daily: flip phone, smart phone, tablet, PC/laptop. Interestingly only 60% of the group believed that technology made life easier, a few even felt like it may be complicating life and disengaging...

 


 

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The Longevity Explorers | Passavant Community is a Longevity Explorer Circle formed from people who live on the Passavant Community of Lutheran SeniorLife.  We are located north of the city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Our group has been together for several years as the Technology Test Pilots.  Our mission initially was to trial and evaluate assistive technology devices designed for seniors.  We plan to continue with this mission, but as a new Longevity Explorer circle also expand our monthly discussions to various topics related to aging. 

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