Uncategorized (or other) (p3)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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Ideas for Improving the Fire Alarm

The group airs concerns about the shortcomings of the local fire alarm system from their perspective.



Sleeping is hard: what to do?

This explorer describes a common problem: having difficulty sleeping. The others in the group all relate to this, and discuss various solutions they have tried and like.



Discussed: Aging and Health Management

Explorer Wells tells the group his theory that the aging process may open the door to chronic disease, not the other way around.



Where are the Geriatricians?

SF Village Explorer Marilyn reports reading a local hospital newsletter stating that there are few doctors who identify as Geriatric Specialists, that is, those who treat the elderly.



How to Reduce Cellular Charges by Calling on Wi-Fi

Explorer Marilyn explains that her phone is a standard cell phone, not a smartphone, for budget reasons.



Use Apps to Organize and Manage Photo Files

Saratoga Retirement Community Explorer Shelly describes a problem that occurred while traveling in Africa.



How Many Devices Do I Need to Carry, Really?

Explorer Arthur starts the discussion with a question about smartphone email signatures and their differences across the variety of devices.



EVC Explorers Keep Pace with Tech Changes

Explorer Marilynn is asked whether the editorial work she does for the community newsletter is done on her iPad, she describes the things that she does with her iPad and her other computers.



Photo Storage Exploration @EVC

Eskaton Village Explorer circle members discuss their methods of storing and organizing photos.



Computer Security and Scams Discussed, Explored

Members discuss various aspects of computer security, starting with a concern about privacy should a device's camera be activated remotely.



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 Uncategorized (or other) 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 Uncategorized (or other), 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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