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Brainstorming: Better, More Frequent Connections to Friends

This is a brainstorming exercise between a group of Longevity Explorers and a group of students participating in the 2018 Stanford Longevity Design Competition.

We are brainstorming a "product to make connecting with friends more likely and more satisfactory".

 ... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

How to Know When to Stop Driving: AAA Talk

How to Know When to Stop Driving, John Paul, guest speaker from AAA Northeast by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

“People outlive their driving ability by eight to ten years,” said John Paul, the guest speaker from AAA Northeast.  Without alternatives, giving up driving can... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

How Big a Problem Are Older Drivers?

How Big a Problem Are Older Drivers? by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov), although older adults do not rival the accident and injury rates of young adults, the incidence of accidents and the death rate do begin... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Assisted Living

Assisted Living by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Something Worth Noting from October 2018 Meeting

Something Worth Noting from October 2018 Meeting by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

From the book “Aging in Place” (Lynda G. Shrager, 2018), Diane passed on this suggestion to help park a car in a tight garage space. Hang an old tennis ball from the garage ceiling placing it so... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

The Providence Village

The Providence Village by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence
Member Pat Mattingly provided an update on the Providence Village, begun about two years ago.  It is one of over 250 villages in the US that are part of a Village-to-Village network. The Village’s purpose is to organize... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Aging in the Community

Aging in the Community by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Diane Strommer referred to a very interesting report, “Finding the Frame: An Empirical... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Co-Housing: Providence

Co-Housing by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Member Gary Leib describes the concept of Co-Housing and the efforts being made by a group in Providence to find a suitable site on which to convert a building or to build a Co-Housing community. They seek a multi-age group of from... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): Providence

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Member Dick Congdon outlines the process that he and his wife Sheila followed in selecting a CCRC community in New Hampshire and offers tips for those considering this living option.  CCRC’s are... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

"A Big Decision"

"A Big Decision" by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

The Providence Explorers Circle is examining housing alternatives for aging adults in the months of September and October.  We found a New York Times article to be a useful framework for that discussion.

In “A Big... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

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The Providence Circle of Longevity Explorers is a collaboration between Hamilton House and The Providence Village.  It meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month.

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