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

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

Connecting, Companionship, Avoiding Loneliness

Intergenerational discussion about connectedness and loneliness. .........Read more

Alexa Show and Tell @ Pleasanton

A member brought in an Alexa device and demonstrated some handy uses. .........Read more

How Can We Reduce Isolation and Loneliness in Age?

The Longevity Explorer group discusses some of the causes and the antidotes to loneliness and isolation in older adults, whether living at home or in a community setting.

Causes discussed include poor health, hearing loss, lack of purpose, and depression.

Possible solutions... .........Read more

 

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

 
Loop communication device
 

Loop is an Internet connected monitor and iOS app intended to be a communication device that allows the user to share video, photos, and video chat.

 
 
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.

 
 
ViewClix
 

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
 

WithMe is a mobile app for smartphones and tablets that provides social connection and support. WithMe is simple, lightweight, and esy to use.

 

 

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