Uncategorized (or other) (p4)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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Big Decisions for Later in Life Discussed

SF Village Explorer Bob reflects on some of the important decisions about later life that are concerning him, and he is joined in the discussion by others who see this area as important as they explore becoming the leading edge of the Boomer generation.



Keeping Up With Tech Trends

With the continuing evolution of technology, it's not surprising how trends are constantly changing as well. A big number of companies try to create new trends or keep up and ride with the current ones as they create new tech startups that will hook the public and keep them wanting for more....



Explorers Review Past Tech Topic Discussions

Commonwealth Club Explorer Elaine inquires about the topics that Longevity Explorers have covered in past meetings.



Longevity and Maintaining Stamina are Explored

Explorer Jim is physically active and participates in a variety of sports, yet is concerned about 'slowing down' as he ages.



Medical Data Storage and Retrieval Discussed

Explorer Rich tells the group about an Apple medical app called Medical ID, which operates from the lock screen and allows quick access by responders to important medical information in an emergency



Active Travel Programs, Commonwealth Club Explorers

Explorer Janet starts the discussion speaking of active travel programs specially designed to accommodate older adults or persons with disabilities.



Finding a Health Advocate: SSF Explorers like IoA

Sequoias Explorers learn about a Health Advocate service offered by the Institute on Aging from Explorer Shirley.



How to Find Affordable Cell Phone Rates? Discussion.

Explorer Allegra asks the group for advice on how to find an affordable cellular plan.



Grocery Delivery Services Discussed

Explorer Barbara asks the group for recommendations of grocery delivery services.



Explorers Lament Cellphone Upgrade Hassles

Explorer Geri shares her experience of ruining her smartphone and then dreading 'starting all over' with a new one.



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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