Uncategorized (or other) (p9)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

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Emergency kits for seniors

This discussion focused on emergency preparedness kits for older adults. What needs to go in them, and why they might need to be different from emergency preparedness kits for the general public.

 


 

Older adult pedestrians & traffic: problem

This group discussed the challenges of mixing pedestrians and traffic, especially when the pedestrians are older adults. The context for the discussion were several recent fatalities in which older adult pedestrians were run down. The discussion covered a range of topics

 


 

Explorer report: activity tracker and thing finder

One of our circle members shared several interesting products (technologies) he came across this month, including a new activity tracker and a thing finder.

 


 

Which iPhone should my Grannie Buy?

At last month's circle we had a presentation from a Middle School student. Her Grannie wanted to buy an iPhone but did not know which one she should buy. The student went out and did some homework and put together this presentation to help her Grannie choose. She was kind enough to come and give the same presentation to our circle.

 


 

iPhone, Confusing Home Screen, Too Many Apps

This group briefly talks about what has become a recurring theme. A new iPhone comes with lots of Apps, and the home screen is quite daunting to a new user. Many of our members have wondered to each other "How do we get rid of some of these Apps"?

 


 

Personal Locator: no smartphone required

One of our members brought along a "personal locator" that she liked the look of. It does not need a smartphone to work.

 


 

Are there "simpler" computers for seniors?

Hear our group discuss this topic. Of course, there are "simpler" computers for seniors. But as the group discusses, is a "simpler" computer what is really needed?

 


 

Meet-Up in March 2015

About 20 people came to our meeting at the San Carlos Adult Community Center (thank you City of San Carlos) and thanks to Voler Systems for the pizza. We discussed calendaring, deafness, and numerous other meaty topics.

 


 

Arthritis Solutions. How to engage?

This group discussed the need for cross disciplinary engagement to find new solutions for arthritis and speculated a bit about how they might help make that happen.

 


 

POLST form, Medical directives, Flashdrive or Medallion?

This group discussed POLST forms, why one needs a paper version, and the attractive idea of having one's medical wishes and history accessible with a phone call to a number on a medallion around one's neck, or perhaps on a USB drive attached to one's person.

 


 

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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