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The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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Aging In Place MeetUp - Sept 23, 2015

Our AiP meet up met again at TechShop Mid Peninsula for an evening of exploration. We had about 25 attendees, half were returning members and the rest were first time explorers



The Psychology of Selling Assistance Products to Older Adults

These are the notes from one of the Unconference sessions at the Aging in Place Technologies Meetup on Sept. 23rd



How I have created an audiobook player for my grandmother

Find out why I have decided to build my own audiobook player and how it differs from the devices available on the market.



Marilyn: Why not Make an Airbag-Belt?

Reminded that at a prior meeting she had mentioned the idea of a fall-detecting belt with built in airbag for protection, Marilyn gets an update on just such a product and the Explorers discuss some new ideas.



Tips for Organizing Personal Files

Explorer Shirley starts the discussion by offering her tips for organizing records by suggesting that all records, even business cards, be marked with the date as soon as they are received.



Bob's Medical Miracle

Explorer Bob shares a story of disappointment and then success following an injury incurred during a vacation trip.



Innovative Use of a Realtor's Lockbox

Explorer John shared his innovation for safety and security - placing his entry door key in a lockbox hanging on his door handle, and giving family, friends, staff and paramedics the code in case they are responding to his call and he cannot answer the door.



Why Do Older Adults Avoid Computers?

Members recount some of the difficulties of introducing computer use to a parent. Even when the older adult is alert and oriented, the dread of breaking (or 'crashing') the set or even physically dropping and breaking it seems to emerge. Simplicity of interface seems to be a clue in finding a solution.



Tech and Aging

Initial skepticism about the reliability (trustworthiness) of much of what is on the Internet, and mention of a parent's resitance to adopting technology gave way to discussion of some benefits of tech to the process of aging.



Fraud protection credit card @ SSF

Member Bruce recommended a financial protective service for at-risk seniors who still want to have a sense of independence. It includes a prepaid Visa card with limited vendor access and a network of trusted contacts who are notified in case of of suspicious activity.



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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