Lifestyle (p1):

Includes travel, leisure, lifelong learning, and alternatives such as time banking and other ways to make life richer.

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Analysis & Exploration: Lifestyle

The Power of Community

The power of community: thoughts from a co-housing pioneer.
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Longevity Explorers Roll up their Sleeves

In our first 24 months, our 5 circles of older adults (Longevity Explorers) had more than 100 face-to-face circle meetings at which together we explored unmet needs related to growing older; tried out, critiqued and compared various interesting products; and engaged in brainstorming and ideation...
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Alzheimer's Thermostat Design: Jeeves vs. Nurse Ratched

Remember Jeeves, and Nurse Ratched? Imagine they were in charge of designing products for older adults. I wish we had the sort of products I imagine Jeeves would have designed for Bertie Wooster. Unfortunately, we seem to get the products Nurse Ratched might have dreamed up for the unfortunate...
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What Are My Housing Options as I Age?

Most of us want to age in the place we call home. Whether we live in a home that we own or live in a rented apartment, some day we will doubtless face challenging life circumstances that will beg the question “Should I stay, or should I go?”. Here are the things to consider so you make the right...
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Lighted Magnifier: Read menus in dim light

Reading under poor lighting conditions is a common problem, not only for reading menus, but also for reading in bed, or seeing small type in a poorly lit space. What is needed is some type of lighted magnifier. There are four categories of solutions for this common problem. The pro’s and con’s...
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My Plans for Avoiding the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss

My mother has severe short term memory loss.  As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits...
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Explorer Discussions: Lifestyle

The Big Age-Related Problems we Worry About

SF Village explorers take on the task of listing challenging topics facing elders in later life.
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Best Toenail Clippers for Older Adults

Finding the right toenail clippers to work for an older adult has been a recurring discussion topic among circle members. We have narrowed down the array of possible nail clippers and tools to a short list that seem promising for hands-on evaluation. Please check them out and comment.
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Fostering Cats: Good Idea

The group talked about a plan for cat fostering within the community. There were several variations on a theme of how this might work. All agreed this was a great idea.
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Ageism and Technology

Interesting discussion about Ageism, but also about the challenges of technology adoption by older adults. Among other things the group talked about how to reduce the friction between older and younger adults.
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Driving at Night, SRC discussion

Older adults experience various challenges with driving at night. This discussion focuses on vision related issues, and includes glare from oncoming headlights on glasses, and the difficulty of avoiding bright LED headlights which can cause adaption problems.
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How can we garden for longer

Many older adults love gardening but have to stop or cut back due to changes that come with age. Such as not being able to kneel for long or stand and prune, or dig. This group discusses what can be done about this.
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Useful Products & Resources: Lifestyle (shared by our Explorers)

The Freebird Club

 
Freebird Club
 
The Freebird Club is an international peer-to-peer travel website for people over fifty that connects people who have unused rooms with those looking for a place to stay.
 

Umbrella Holder for Volaris S7 Rollator

 
Umbrella Holder for Rollator
 
Volaris S-7 Rollator offers an accessory which fastens an umbrella to the rollator.
 

Open-X Universal Package Opener

 
package opener, Open-X
 
Open-X Universal Package Opener seeks to solve the perennial problem of hard-to-open packaging, especially the clear plastic clamshell sealed packages.
 

Wireless Remote Outlet Switch by Goronya

 
wireless remote outlet switch
 
The Goronya wireless remote outlet switch offers a solution to the problem of having to approach lamps or small electrical appliances to turn them on or off.
 

The Senior Cohousing Handbook

 
Senior Cohousing Handbook
 
Architect Charles Durrett focuses on the creation of intentional senior cohousing communities as the active adults' alternative to aging in an assisted living facility.
 

MedCenter Talking Alarm Clock

 
talking alarm clock, MedCenter pill reminder
 
The MedCenter Talking Alarm clock is programmable to remind the user four times daily that it is time to take their meds for each time period.
 

SilverSpaces - home safety assessment tool

 
Silver Spaces
 
SilverSpaces is an assessment tool designed for evaluating the safety and security of the home as we age
 

WiseWear: attractive wearable

 
WiseWear
 
Beautiful bracelet with activity tracking, emergency signal, and alerts.
 

Gyenno - Devices for Healthy Living

 
Gyenno
 
Gyenno has a spoon for people with tremors, a watch that measures heart rate, and a cup that tracks your intake.
 

 

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