Future aging trends (p1):

trends, demographics, futurism, economics

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Analysis & Exploration: Future aging trends

Working at 90 and designing for age

Stimulated by a recent NPR segment on working at 90, here are some thoughts about user interfaces for older adults, and why they fall short. .........Read more

 

 

What do seniors worry about?

Our mission is to find ways to improve the quality of life of people as they age, and help their families and loved ones worry about them less. We felt the right place to start was getting a better understanding of what bothers seniors about aging, and what they worry about. This article shares... .........Read more

 

 

Could tech really take 20 years off your age?

My favorite question when I meet someone with an idea for a new venture is: “what problem are we trying to solve?". Here is one that is really worthwhile: Delaying functional decline as we age! .........Read more

 

 

Aging "gray tsunami": challenge or opportunity

The world's growing elderly population is starting to get a lot of attention. As usual, there are several ways to look at this looming gray tsunami. The demographics are typically framed as "a challenge". I prefer to think of this as an opportunity. .........Read more

 

 

The Paradox of Good UX Design for Seniors

Seniors report avoiding, or using in as stealth a manner as possible, technologies that would improve the quality of their lives — even enhance their safety — because they are associated with or specifically designed for the elderly. The paradox, then, for good UX design that addresses seniors’... .........Read more

 

 

Trends in Technology Use by Older Adults

Pew Research has released a report that shows a substantial increase in the use of technology by older adults. They increased the use of the Internet, smart phones, and TV. .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Future aging trends

Made to Order Products: 3D printing

Explorer Lynn asserts that since 'one size does not fit all,' manufacturers and consumers would be served by a technology that produces items designed to individuals' requirements, rather than in one size, and mass produced. .........Read more

What We Wish A Robot or Smartphone Could Do For Us

Saratoga Retirement Community explorers take on the assignment of describing just what a robot might do for them, not only around the home, but beyond. The Topic: If you could wave a magic wand and have your house, or robot servant magically do three things for you each week or day that would... .........Read more

Explorers Discuss a Telepresence Robot: Do We Like the idea?

Explorer Lynn shares an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about the use of a robotic device to check on a parent in another location and have a digital visit. Explorers discuss the idea. .........Read more

Jobs we wish a robot could do for us

Sequoias, San Francisco, Explorers are challenged to let their imagination create a list of household tasks that they would like done for them by an intelligent device. .........Read more

Aging in Place MeetUp - September 2016

This Meetup followed our normal format, with the theme of "Smartphone Apps That Older Adults Might Actually Want" .........Read more

Big Decisions for Later in Life Discussed

SF Village Explorer Bob reflects on some of the important decisions about later life that are concerning him, and he is joined in the discussion by others who see this area as important as they explore becoming the leading edge of the Boomer generation. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Future aging trends (shared by our Explorers)

 
useful apps, Cubigo, tablet apps
 
Cubigo offers a simplified set of applications appearing as cubes on a tablet or touchscreen monitor. The user chooses the most useful applications to support their independence, for example: for asking for help, managing and remembering medications, or talking to their caregiver.
 
 
 

This report looks at the role of impact investing in funding and growing a new wave of social innovations to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.
 

 
 
 

SevenPonds is a website and blog addressing the contemporary way Boomers are changing death and dying.

 
 
Age in Place Council
 
The website of the Age in Place Council, Age in Place is a compendium of resources and services available at the local level to older adults who choose to remain at home as they age. Primarily on the eastern seaboard of the U.S., this virtual version of the Village movement is growing rapidly.
 
 
Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute
 
Adding the musk of proven success to the crush of youthful students defines a new approach to education at an elite university. A fellowship program offers seasoned retirees the opportunity to retrain for meaningful new projects while benefitting their youthful counterparts by virtue of their...
 
 
Aging with Tech Support
 
This report includes an encyclopedic tour of the nexus of technology and aging. Forward-looking, it also catalogs the products available today in a myriad of categories (12) to promote health, safety, and connectedness among older adults who have chosen to age in place at home - often alone.
 
 
Over 50 careers, employment, social benefit
 

Coming of Age is a national organization inspired by a conference led by Civic Ventures (now called Encore) in San Francisco. With a vision for all the social good that can be done by people over 50, Coming of Age sponsors volunteer careers with training stipends and educational seminars. Most...

 
 
Older Workers, entrepreneurs, second careers, encore
 
"And in those days in Egypt arose a Pharaoh who knew not Joseph..." Unforeseen change can happen late in a career - change that closes out a vocation for an older worker and yet leads to the door of opportunity to another. For someone who believes in the advice to 'follow the open doors', what...
 
 
 
My Grove is a multimedia marketplace and social engagement platform tailored for Active Adults and their communities, which engages and empowers them to connect, share and shop with privacy, security and purpose.
 

 

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