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The "Useful Apps Club"
Unlock the potential of your smartphone or tablet to improve your life.
The Useful Apps Club is for older adults and Boomers who have a smartphone or tablet (or are thinking of getting one) and need help to turn it into a useful tool. We are focused on finding Apps that can change your life, and teaching you how to use them.
Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need
"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you...
Isolated and Lonely: How Can We Avoid This?
How do you avoid becoming isolated and lonely as you get older? Are there things you can do to help prevent this?
Isolation and loneliness is a very real fear for many older adults. Many of us know of someone suffering from it, and it can be very sad. Our Longevity Explorers came up with some practical tips to help avoid this problem.
Staying Independent as an Older Adult: The Challenges
Staying "Independent" as long as possible is one of the most important priorities for many people as they age. But what do older adults really mean when they talk of being "independent", and what are the obstacles to staying independent?
Games for Seniors: Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go is a new App (Game) has taken the world by storm. This article suggests it could be a great Game for Seniors, helping to encourage healthy exercise. The article (plus video) explains what Pokemon Go is, and how one plays it.
Book Report: Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese
Explorer Marilyn tells the group about a book she recently read which tends to view the experience of aging in a more positive light. The author, according to Marilyn, brings a message that evokes new appreciation in later life for experiences and relationships - which she believes can enrich... .........Read more
Suggestions For Helping Seniors Make Best Use of their High Tech Tools
The discussion focuses on the challenge of keeping up with ever changing operating systems on our IT devices and suggested some valuable solutions.
One member spoke anxiously of her reliance on an IT helper and wondered how people cope if they cannot afford to hire someone.
Someone... .........Read more
Useful Products Services Gadgets: Avenidas
This lengthy recording covers several different topics: The starting point for different segments is indicated.
START: The i-cloud is better for synching your calendar and contacts across all your devices’ instantly than i-Tunes which has a lag time.
Facetime: Wonderful for... .........Read more
The Challenge of New Products and Keeping up with System Changes
Software and Aps develop and change unrelentingly and some seniors have a hard time keeping up. One concern is that the aps some seniors have become familiar with are no longer supported or used by the people they want to keep in touch with. An example is Facebook and E-mail that are no longer... .........Read more
Social Isolation in Age: Challenges and Solutions
What is isolation? Is it a choice, a mindset or just a lack of options? For some it's something in the future, not now, but more associated with future incapacitation. Another view is from a member who likes to be alone with friends checking in – so he may be alone, but he is not lonely.... .........Read more
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The Wellbeing Monitor
The Wellbeing Monitor is a smartphone app that is intended to set up a private communication tool for use by elders and selected family or friends to check in and help assure an elder's well being.
The ViewClix Smart Frame is designed to be placed in the home of an older adult to display pictures shared from smart phones, PCs or other mobile devices. It is also intended to be used for video calls.
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