Living Life (p8):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Living Life: from Tech-enhanced Life.

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

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

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Analysis & Exploration: Living Life

Eye-openers from the 2014 American Society on Aging Conference

I attended my first American Society on Aging conference from March 11-14, 2014, in San Diego, CA. There were hundreds of sessions, but I was only able to attend 4-5 per day. Following are highlights from the ones I attended.

 

 

Aging in Place Meetup selects topics to work on.

On Wed March 19 we held the third meeting of the Aging in Place Technologies Meetup group. The goal of the group is to co-create the future of aging.

At our prior meeting the group identified 16 broad topic areas that sounded valuable and interesting to at least some of the members. Last week we agreed on the criteria for winnowing this down, and then voted to select a handful of topics to work on going forward. In addition, we did some rather thought provoking brainstroming about some specific "problems", and worked together on a common approach to articulating problems. A summary of the meeting follows.

 

 

What does it mean to brainstorm topics? Next steps for co-creation

I noticed that many of the topics from our last meetup were framed as solutions or ideas for solutions -- not as topics or areas on which we might want to collaborate as a group. I thought it would be useful to discuss the differences between topics and solutions, and share my thoughts on what we might tackle next as a group.

 

 

What do seniors worry about?

We wanted to get a better understanding of what bothers seniors about aging, and what they worry about. So, we are conducting 200 interviews to find out. This article shares some of what we have learned thus far from our interviews, in support of our mission to improve the quality of life of all of us as we age.

 

 

Co-creating the Future of Aging: First Steps

Last night we held the second meeting of the Meetup group: "Aging in Place technologies: collaboratively co-creating the future of aging". We wanted to attract people looking to roll up their sleeves and collaborate and actually work together on solving the challenges of aging, and that's exactly who came along. It was quite exciting.

 

 

Boomer Decision-making on Home Modifications for Aging in Place

Some of you may have participated late last year in my research survey about consumer decision making, baby boomers, and aging in place. If so, thank you very much for contributing to our collective knowledge! As of mid-November 2013, 225 people had responded to the survey: 57% boomers aged 50-64, and 43% non-boomers aged 65+. 

For decades, AARP has conducted surveys showing that 80-90% of Americans want to age in place. My survey results were similar at 78%. The literature research for my thesis, though, indicated that less than 15% of earlier...

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Living Life

Self-Publishing My Memories

San Francisco Explorer Ron explains to the group how he has saved his memoirs and created some other special self-publications. .........Read more

Self-Publishing My Memories

San Francisco Explorer Ron explains to the group how he has saved his memoirs and created some other special self-publications. .........Read more

Self-Publishing My Memories

San Francisco Explorer Ron explains to the group how he has saved his memoirs and created some other special self-publications. .........Read more

Self-Publishing My Memories

San Francisco Explorer Ron explains to the group how he has saved his memoirs and created some other special self-publications. .........Read more

Self-Publishing My Memories

San Francisco Explorer Ron explains to the group how he has saved his memoirs and created some other special self-publications. .........Read more

Self-Publishing My Memories

San Francisco Explorer Ron explains to the group how he has saved his memoirs and created some other special self-publications. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Living Life (shared by our Explorers)

K4Connect

 
K4Community Plus
 

K4Connect has created a technology platform (called the K4Community) designed to be a "smart OS for senior living". It includes a variety of smarthome devices and the use of Alexa as a Voice Interface, all connected to an enterprise system that helps a senior living facility "manage" its...

 

Retirement Lifestyle Coaching by Larry Jacobson

 
Sail into Retirement
 

This is an online video coaching program, designed to help you plan a fulfilling and meaningful retirement. It's delivered by Retirement Coach Larry Jacobson, based on his personal experiences of retiring and learning how to plan his own retirement.

 

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

 
 

This is a book about planning retirement for those aging alone (solo agers). One of our explorers brought it along to a meeting and recommends it.

 

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

 
 

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning is a book intended to guide persons in later life in organizing and de-cluttering household goods and records to leave an orderly home for survivors.

 

Trendoux Touchscreen Gloves

 
 

Trendoux touchscreen winter gloves include conductive pads at finger and thumb tips intended to allow the wearer to operate touchscreen devices without having to remove the gloves.

 

StayorMove.org

 

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 One Finger Safety Cutter

 
 

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.

 

Oscar Senior

 

Oscar Senior is an app for tablets or smartphones that provides a simplified visual interface designed for ease of use by older adults and communication with family or friends.

 

 

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