Uncategorized (or other) (p6)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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Explorers Share Articles on Better Aging

Explorer Helen shared several current articles on aging and technology, including one with accolades for Stanford scholars who have made significant contributions to the field.



Explorer reports back on iPhones for Seniors for Dummies

Explorer Lyle tells the group that he has an iPhone user guide called 'iPhone for Seniors for Dummies'.



Aging In Place MeetUp - November 18, 2015

Grab bars, PERS, stroke detection, remote monitoring - and that's just what I heard! About 25 participants again met at TechShop in Redwood city. It appeared that about half the crowd was here for the first time!

We followed our successful three part format. Richard talked about the big...



All Dietary Supplements are Not Alike

Explorer Rita brings up the subject of energy drinks and dietary supplements observing that after reading the labels, they are vastly different in content.



Personal Air Purifier

SF Village Explorer Becky introduced the group to a personal air purifier which she finds most helpful to use when traveling, especially on aircraft.



Canes to Pogo Sticks: Changing Attitudes Toward Aging

Explorer Ann shares a current Wall Street Journal article on the topic of societal attitudes on aging.



Ageism discussed @ Comm Club

Member Barbara expressed her concern about the perception ageism in the workplace.



Strategies for Longevity

Explorers at the Commonwealth Club Grownups Forum discussion group seek ways to benefit from more quality years later in life.



What Kind of Toilet is Best for Older People?

The group responded to Explorer Betty's topic of finding a "comfort toilet" that may be much friendlier to the older person, making it easier to get up.



Helpful Catalogs for Older Adults

Explorer Ann brought a stack of catalogs specializing in items helpful to solving problems of growing older and supporting independent living.



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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