Uncategorized (or other) (p8)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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How can I find a Health Care Advocate?

Member AnnieScott was in search of a health advocate and came to our circle to discuss. One of our other members, Shirley, was able to point her in the right direction, and we discussed the whole idea of health advocacy.



Aging in Place MeetUp - May 20, 2015

We held another very successful meet up on May 20. We met at the new TechShop location in Redwood City. Over 30 people attended; more than half were there for the first time. We followed our new format: brief introduction; 5 minute voices from the crowd; unconference. The meeting was quite a...



Ideas for New Products

A member reported some ideas for products that she had thought about since the last circle meeting.



Research Report: Nail Clippers

Tech-enhanced Life volunteer researcher Marie Mika aggregated information on products frequently mentioned in other circles, and Richard Caro reported on one of the most widely mentioned items: Nail Clippers.



Easy Computers for Seniors

Members of the circle comment on different types of introductory computers to ease some of the more 'tech wary' of their acquaintances onto the Internet superhighway.



Cell Phones Explored

Circle members explore the various types and forms of cell phones and tablets, with a wide ranging discussion from simplicity of use to visibility of the display.



Falls and their Consequences: Huge Concern

Members of this discussion circle talk about falling, what causes falls, and how the injuries incurred can limit the enjoyment of everyday life in later years.



Calendar for Older Adults: More from SRC

A member tells the group that she would like to see a calendar with a reminder feature to keep her from missing events and appointments that she has posted and forgotten.



End-of-Life Issues are not Black and White

A member asks why there is not an easier way in California (as there is in Oregon) to end life that no longer has quality.



Developing an Online Bridge Game for Seniors to play together

I want to provide seniors a way play games together easily from different retirement communites and residences. Mobility can be an issue, so having a social outlet easily accessible is my goal.



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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