Social Interactions (p1):
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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. .........Read more
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
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? .........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
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
Loneliness and Social Isolation: SFV
The group is asked for their observations and comments about isolation and loneliness in later life. Hearing loss is discussed as an isolating condition. Problems with vision, mobility and depression are mentioned as others which limit human contact and reinforce isolation.
Suggested... .........Read more
Housing Solutions to Social Isolation
The type of housing we occupy can greatly affect not only our physical but also our mental wellbeing.
Discussion about different housing options was spirited and informed. Many participants in this Longevity Circle are members of the Avenidas Village that provides resources for people who... .........Read more
Robot Helpers Now and in the Future
We had an intense discussion about the use of robots as helpers, starting with some people’s experience with single function versions of this newly emerging technology such as fetching and carrying, cleaning, putting things away for later retrieval, walking with you etc. Safety concern that such... .........Read more
Smartphones Who has them? What do they use them for?
Is there a simplified smart phone for seniors? Several in the group still use flip-phones.
However, most in the group use an iPhone. One big advantage of using an iPhone is that many more people know how to use it and can give help when needed. It is better to use a common brand so that... .........Read more
Where Should I Live in My Later Years? Why?
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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...
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