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Meals: Potential Challenges for Living at Home

San Francisco Explorers discuss how planning and preparing meals might interfere with living independently. .....Read more and listen to the discussion



The Loneliness of Old Age

Discussion of Social Isolation and Loneliness by the Longevity Explorers @ Avenidas .....Read more and listen to the discussion



Ever Expanding and Changing High Tech Tools Challenge Seniors

This discussion started with a plea for some sort of guide to all the wonderful high tech tools that are available. We then turned to the ever-changing array of choices in high tech tools some of us have adopted. One example is Alexa, which can do so much for one, but it is confusing to manage.... .....Read more and listen to the discussion



Suggestions For Helping Seniors Make Best Use of their High Tech Tools

The discussion focuses on the challenge of keeping up with ever changing operating systems on our IT devices and suggested some valuable solutions.

One member spoke anxiously of her reliance on an IT helper and wondered how people cope if they cannot afford to hire someone.

Someone... .....Read more and listen to the discussion



Internet Scams and Safety

This is a talk on Internet scams and Safety, from Capt John Alfred. Captain Alfred directs the cyber crimes and the state fusion units with the Rhode Island State Police. .....Read more and listen to the discussion



Useful Products Services Gadgets: Avenidas

This lengthy recording covers several different topics: The starting point for different segments is indicated.

START: The i-cloud is better for synching your calendar and contacts across all your devices’ instantly than i-Tunes which has a lag time.

Facetime: Wonderful for... .....Read more and listen to the discussion



How Can I Maintain Physical and Mental Wellbeing as I Age?

Explorer Sandra asks the group about how to maintain physical and mental wellbeing in later years to maintain the enjoyment of life, and to avoid a focus on the down side of growing older. .....Read more and listen to the discussion



Housing Alternatives for Later in Life

Explorer Eileen tells of lessons learned when placing a relative in assisted living. .....Read more and listen to the discussion



The Challenge of New Products and Keeping up with System Changes

Software and Aps develop and change unrelentingly and some seniors have a hard time keeping up. One concern is that the aps some seniors have become familiar with are no longer supported or used by the people they want to keep in touch with. An example is Facebook and E-mail that are no longer... .....Read more and listen to the discussion



I Want to Keep Having Fun in Later Life

Explorer Diana shares a recent Wall Street Journal article about the importance of having fun as we age. .....Read more and listen to the discussion



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