Explorer Discussions: Challenges, Stories & Solutions

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Barriers to Aging: Perspectives from Zelienople

Things that make daily life difficult or things that prevent us from participating in activities, they include: memory issues, declining vision, hearing difficulties, physical decline and transportation concerns.

 


 

Block Annoying Phone Solicitations with NoMoRoBo

Explorer Shirley shares her knowledge of an app that is intended to block unwanted phone calls from robot servers and solicitors.

 


 

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously...

 


 

Want Some Company? Stitch a Group Together.

Explorer AnnieScott tells the group about Stitch.net, an app for meeting people over 50 who are interested in joining activities or events with others.

 


 

Learning Styles for New Technology @ Cincinnati

Learning Styles for New Technology.  This discussion concerns the challenges that older adults experience learning how to use new technology and new tech-oriented products.  They also suggest a few ideas to help improve technology instruction and assistance.

 


 

Technology Poll @ Passavant

Following a quick poll of our circle we learned that nearly everyone uses some type of technology daily: flip phone, smart phone, tablet, PC/laptop. Interestingly only 60% of the group believed that technology made life easier, a few even felt like it may be complicating life and disengaging...

 


 

Sleep Sounds

An Explorer introduces the topic of difficulty falling asleep in older adults. 

 


 

Portable Mobility Devices

Explorer Rosalie describes a portable motorized mobility device that folds to a compact size, and one that she has often seen used on shipboard.

 


 

What Makes Design for Elders Different?

Explorer Steve leads off this discussion of the importance of knowing the problems of older adults when designing products for the 'senior' marketplace.

 


 

A Few Minutes Brainstorming Our Own Topic Ideas

For the last part of our inaugural Explorer meeting, after listening to and lightly discussing a variety of aging topics explored by other LE groups, we spent a little time talking about what aging topics we were interested in further exploring in the future. A wide variety of possibilities were...

 


 

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