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Exploring the Possibilities: Touring the Tech-enhancedLife Website @ Providence
Our circle’s technical expert led the group in a lively and informative web-linked conversation with Richard Caro, CEO and Co-Founder of Tech-enhanced Life. The purpose was to “kick off” our year with an introduction to the incredible resources and interactive possibilities available via the...
Dan's Fear: What If My Computer Crashes?
Explorer Dan shares his fear of having his computer fail, and what to do if it does.
Cognitive Aging, Cincinnati
The suggested topic from one of our Explorers was “Aging minds; mental health concerns; brain diseases; brain exercises.” Our Explorers talk about a number of examples of ‘normal forgetting’, as well as tips and suggestions on how to combat or deal with this natural aging phenomenon.
Think of Smartphones and Apps as Tools
Explorer Jim sees a smartphone as a real benefit to older adults. The Explorers then discuss the range of uses and advantages offered by smartphones and apps.
Essential Apps for Elders @ Providence
Led by Ronda Sciolto, a member of the Steering Committee of the Providence Circle, the June meeting focused on technology, particularly on apps (or applications) that are particularly useful. Ronda worked in technology for many years and is the founder of “Help Me, Ronda,” a business that has...
Age Awareness Makes Headway in Design Circles
Explorer Lynn shares an article from the SF Chronicle's Business Report, Saturday, May 4th, 2019.
Vitamins and Nutrition
The suggested topic from one of our Explorers was “Vitamins: What to take; what to stay away from.” Our Explorers weigh in on a number of vitamin-related issues in this wide-ranging discussion. Overall, vitamin information and knowledge can be confusing and you may run across some mixed...
I Like to Travel, But It's Not as Easy as Before
The San Francisco Longevity Explorers respond to the question "How many of you like to travel; How many don't like to travel, and How many like it, but don't travel anymore"?
One member answers that she has a busy life and if her friends and family want to see her, let them come here....
The MOLST form: End of Life Wishes, Providence
Ensuring that one's wishes will be followed means care in selecting an "agent" having a durable power of attorney for health care. Another important step in Rhode Island is completing a "MOLST." In Part three of our discussion on end of life wishes at the Providence circle, Dr. Pat Gifford, a...
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Medical Alert Systems: Help
We kept getting asked "which medical alert system is best?"; and "how do I choose the right medical alert system for me?". This independent, objective, hands-on research tries to answer those questions. If you are looking for a medical alert system, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you.
Useful Apps Club
Unlock the potential of your smartphone or tablet to improve your life. The Useful Apps Club is for older adults and Boomers who have a smartphone or tablet (or are thinking of getting one) and need help to turn it into a useful tool. We are focused on finding Apps that can change your life, and teaching you how to use them.
Reduce Fall Risk
Read the "best of the web" on: Avoiding Falling. Our team of clinicians and citizen analysts has scoured the web for the best available answers to a set of questions designed to help you make falling less likely, and make the consequences if you do fall less bad.
Guide: Home Sensor Systems
Read our report on this new category of products, designed to help seniors stay at home longer, and to help their families worry about them less. There are important lessons to be learned about which ones work, and for which types of circumstance they are optimal.