Social Interactions (p1):

Interacting socially with other people.

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Analysis & Exploration: Social Interactions

The Power of Community

The power of community: thoughts from a co-housing pioneer.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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Seniors & Communication: A Plethora of Opportunity Areas

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Tech-enhanced Life held a Design-the-Future Session with 12 residents who live in a retirement community for active, independent seniors in downtown San Francisco. The group included artists, fashion designers, market researchers, a former judge and other highly...
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Empowering Seniors through Communication Technology

Ruth was 90 when I met her through an organization that tends to the various needs of senior citizens. Her only child was estranged from her, and my goal was to provide companionship a few hours per week. What I found amazed me and put to rest any lingering age stereotypes I still might have had...
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Explorer Discussions: Social Interactions

Jay Wants to Find New Friends

Explorer Jay explains that at his age he has lost many of his close friends who are men, and he is seeking advice on how to find ways to make like-minded friends regardless of age.
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How these Explorers Stay in Touch with Family & Friends

Explorer Anna is wanting to know the services or devices that people use to stay connected with friends or family and assure their safety.
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Lacking a Reason to Get Up in the Morning

An explorer wonders how to respond to her 81-year old mother who is inactive in her retirement years, and appears to feel a loss of purpose.
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What Matters Most as our World Constricts? (3)

The Saratoga explorer circle tackles the topic: What Matters Most, as it becomes harder to get out of the house?
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What Matters Most as our World Constricts? (2)

The Commonwealth Club explorer circle tackles the topic: What Matters Most, as it becomes harder to get out of the house?
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What Matters Most as Our World Constricts (1)?

This explorer circle tackles the topic: What Matters Most, as it becomes harder to get out of the house?
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Useful Products & Resources: Social Interactions (shared by our Explorers)

ViewClix

 
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 groups
 
Meetup is an Internet platform for like-minded people to get together for discussions, entertainment, vocational or social reasons.
 

Skype

 
Skype, video chat
 
Skype is a free app for video calling which can help people stay in touch over long distances.
 

Line Global: Free Calls and Messages

 
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

 
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: The Easy Way to Stay In Touch Every Day

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

Village Movement: AARP Fact Sheet

 
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.
 

HelpGuide.org

 
senior housing, housing choices,
 
HelpGuide.org is an online non-profit guide to mental health and well-being as well as other helpful information including a guide to choosing among senior living options. Since the choices are many, following the assessment checklist can be a real help in narrowing the field of appropriate choices...
 

Chumbuggy - Video Chat for people over 50

 
Chumbuggy
 
Chumbuggy.com is an online community of people over 50 who engage in discussion through a video-chat service.
 

 

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