Living Life (p1):

The things that make life fun, and more than just getting by, relating to better quality life as grow older.

Overcome Today's Challenges. Avoid Tomorrow's.

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Analysis & Exploration: Living Life

Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to...
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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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Ideas for Apps for Seniors

At a recent conference organized by San Francisco's Institute on Aging, I ran an interactive "exploration", in which we asked attendees to vote on "Senior Apps they Like", or to submit ideas they have for "There should be an App for that...
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Explorer Discussions: Living Life

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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Telephone, Cyber and Doorbell Scams Explored

Explorer Steve speaks about computer scams, including one brought to his attention by his neighbor who complained that a message would periodically appear on her computer screen telling her that her computer was infected, and to call the number in the message to get help in clearing her computer.
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Rollators and Walkers: What are the features that matter?

A circle member presents a helpful summary of his gleanings from his research for an ambulation assistive device. The group gained insights into the differences between a walker and a rollator, and many more useful tips for choosing, including:
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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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Quantified Older Adults: Activity tracking conversation

This circle discusses their use of activity tracking devices to monitor and quantify their levels of acitivity. The group discuss the different approaches each of them has to tracking, and why they do it in the first place.
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i Phone and Hearing Aids

How well does the i Phone work with hearing aids? Hear this discussion from our March circle.
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Useful Products & Resources: Living Life (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.
 

CompuMed

 
CompuMed, medication adherence aid
 
CompuMed is a countertop device to store and dispense medications at pre programmed times, with alerts.
 

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.
 

Skype

 
Skype, video chat
 
Skype is a free app for video calling which can help people stay in touch over long distances.
 

RFID Blocker Sleeves

 
RFID Blocker Sleeves, cyber security
 
RFID blocker sleeves protect credit cards, passports, and other radio frequency ID cards from being read by unauthorized scanning devices nearby.
 

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.
 

 

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