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Serene Innovations TV Soundbox @ Passavant

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their January 2020 meeting. Here are the results.

 


 

To Women's Clothing Designers: We Need to Talk!

Explorer Judy expects pockets in garments when she is shopping for new clothes.

 


 

A Few of Our Concerns: Online Fear, Built-in Obsolescence, Dealing with Scams

We are a new Longevity Explorer group: The Bayley Longevity Explorers in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This discussion segment is our first ‘real’ more involved, in-depth, and meaningful discussion as an Explorer group.  It was a very good first meeting!  This discussion segment is about some of the concerns our explorers have: Online Fear, Built-in Obsolescence, and Dealing with Scams

 


 

Brain Health, Charles Denby @ Providence

Charles Denby spoke about the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital program’s research registry, which now includes more than six hundred individuals. One of the benefits of being in the registry and followed over time is the researchers’ ability to identify those who are having problems and get them into help.

 


 

Balance: Staying Stable When Things Are Changing, Dr Brian Hay

Dr. Brian Hay Balance - Staying Stable When Things Are Changing by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

We may have laughed at the ad, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” but with one third of people over the age of 65 having at least one fall a year, falling is very serious. Jerianne...

 


 

SilverSmart Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The SilverSmart Tech Center on the Passavant Campus has been researching, demonstrating, trialing, and piloting assistive technology devices and systems designed for seniors for ten years! 

 

 


 

Resources for Medicare and More, Providence

In this meeting we had two guests, both United Way employees and counselors for Rhode Island’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). They presented the group with a number of resources available to RI seniors and answered questions about Medicare options as well as many other statewide...

 


 

Older Adult Boxing, Senior Olympics

The Cincinnati (Bayley) Longevity Explorers talk about the importance of being physically active; especially as older adults.  A couple of Explorers very fondly talk about the boxing classes they are currently taking.  Tai Chi and wishing for a Cincinnati-hosted Senior Olympics are also mentioned. 

 


 

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders.

 


 

Wearable Technology V. Experimental Smart Watch Applications

Wearable Technolgy V. In the final portion of his presentation on wearable technology, Prof. Mandokiya described some experimental uses of smart shoes and smart watches to help physicans who are prescribing an incremental walking program after vascular surgery for patients with peripheral artery disease.

 


 

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