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

Cohousing: The Power of Community

Cohousing: The power of community. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer. .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

Retirement Living Options

When it comes to retirement living options, the question of whether to stay at home or to move often looms large. Here are the things to consider so you make the right decision. .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Lifestyle

Stylishness: What is it? Do we care?

Intergenerational discussion about stylishness. What is it? Does it matter? Does it mean different things for different age groups, and if so what? .........Read more

Independence: What Matters, What Gets in the Way?

The SFV Explorers discuss what they fear will limit their independence in the future. .........Read more

Amazon Echo Stimulates Explorers' Imaginations

This group of older adult explorers discuss the Amazon Echo device. A pair of enthusiastic explorers introduce the product which they have recently started using. .........Read more

What We Use Alexa For: Lights

Explorer Jan describes her newest tech gadget to the group. .........Read more

If I Had a Magic Wand, Here is What My Smarthome (Robot) Would Do to Help Me Stay Home Longer

'Blue Sky' thinking about the things that Explorers would like done for them by a Smarthome or domestic robot is off with a rush. .........Read more

The Big Age-Related Problems we Worry About

SF Village explorers take on the task of listing challenging topics facing elders in later life. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Lifestyle (shared by our Explorers)

 
Stay or Move
 

Stayormove.org is a developing website intending to offer helpful guidance in the form of video clips, articles, and links to resources for those who are planning their living situations for the later years of life.

 
 
Nimble package opener
 

Nimble One Finger Safety Cutter is a silicone fingertip tool with a sharp blade intended to make for easier opening of packaging and cutting in general.

 
 
The Oldie
 

The Oldie is a British monthly magazine written for older people with a light and witty view of the second half of life.

 
 
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 Rollator
 

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

 
 
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
 

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 

 

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