Aging Parents (p1)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

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The Big Age-Related Problems we Worry About

SF Village explorers take on the task of listing challenging topics facing elders in later life. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Hoarding Behaviors Described and Discussed

Explorer Nicolas speaks about his aging mother in law, who is starting late in life to hoard plastic bags to the degree it is becoming ‘overboard’ in terms of the accumulation. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Who Decides It's Time to Stop Driving? And How?

The Explorer Circle takes on the question of driving cessation from first-hand experiences with parents and personal observation. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Neglected in the Corner: I Don't Want That to be Me

A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

On-demand Handyman: Wanted

An explorer poses the question: "how can I get an "on demand" superintendent / concierge to help with everyday tasks?". Discussion follows. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Nuisance Phone Calls: How explorers stop them

Commonwealth Club Longevity Explorers discuss the ubiquitous nature of nuisance calls from phone banks and computers, and how to avoid unscrupulous callers. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Telepresence Robots - our future connections?

On January 21, 2015 we held our Aging In Place Technologies Meet-up at the Beam virtual presence store in Palo Alto. This is the place to capture your comments and feedback, and see how others enjoyed it and read what they learned. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Aging Parents is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Aging Parents, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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