Social Interactions (p1):

Interacting socially with other people.

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Analysis & Exploration: Social Interactions

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



Cohousing: The Power of Community

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



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



Don't Fence Me In: See the Real Me

How caregivers can adapt so seniors can live a true expression of who they really are. .........Read more



Reduce Isolation by Meditating

Many older people live alone and don't get to see and talk to their family members very often.  Often their friends have died or they or their friends have moved.  Isolation and loneliness are major issues that result in health problems for the elderly.

This article shows how meditation... .........Read more



Explorer Discussions: Social Interactions

Too Much Unfilled Time

Explorer Mary has too much unfilled time, and asks how she can fill her free time, especially in the evenings. .........Read more

Where Should I Live in My Later Years? Why?

Explorers Shirley and AnnieScott discuss their decision to live in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and some of the pleasant surprises they found once they moved in. .........Read more

Barriers to Living Independently: EVC Explorers Discuss

The Explorers are asked to think of what could get in the way of staying independent. .........Read more

Updating Family on Health Status Changes

Explorer Dhiraj asks if there is a system to keep friends and family updated on one's health status. .........Read more

Ohmni Robot Creates a Stir: Saratoga Explorers

SRC Explorers meet a mobile communications robot and respond to what they see. .........Read more

Robot Visitor Evokes Explorer Reactions

Sequoias S.F. Explorers respond to the presence of a mobile communication robot. .........Read more


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Useful Products & Resources: Social Interactions (shared by our Explorers)

toobaloo, auditory feedback device
Toobaloo is a tubular device designed to give auditory feedback to children (or adults having speech therapy) and to help adjust fluency.
 Hasbro Joy for All companion pets
Hasbro Joy for All companion pets are designed to provide company to persons who may be at risk for loneliness or isolation.
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.
Meetup groups
Meetup is an Internet platform for like-minded people to get together for discussions, entertainment, vocational or social reasons.
Skype, video chat
Skype is a free app for video calling which can help people stay in touch over long distances.
Line, Free Calls and Messaging, Video calls
Line is a free video and voice calling service competing with Skype and Facetime and offering free unlimited individual and group messaging.
Cuuble, connect, communication, remote communication, activities of daily living
Cuuble is an Android or iOS app on a cloud-based platform designed to allow family members or friends to communicate and assist an aging parent who may be in a remote location. Photo sharing and message features can reduce isolation, and it can help keep track of many important functions in an...
WithMe is a mobile app for smartphones and tablets that provides social connection and support. WithMe is simple, lightweight, and esy to use.
Village, aging in place, independent living, support organization
This AARP Fact Sheet highlights the origin, growth, benefits, challenges and policy implications of Village organizations which are forming in hundreds of cities in the U.S.


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