Explorer Discussions: Challenges, Stories & Solutions

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How Explorers Learn New Things

The Explorer group discusses their experiences and insights on how they go about learning new things.

 


 

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.
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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 the goal of helping non-digital natives thrive in a digital world by reducing barriers to using the tools of technology and making it simple.

 


 

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 messages.
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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 retired Geriatrician, explained the process for getting and completing the “MOLST”—Medial Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. 

 


 

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