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Knowledge Sharing Impacts Lives

Knowledge sharing about  LED lighted magnifier glasses had a positive impact on the daily life of a Circle member.

 


 

Let's Talk: Coping with Life in the Pandemic

On September 16, 2020, members of the Providence Circle met for a structured discussion of the challenges we face in the special circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.  One of our members, Elissa Arffa, led the discussion.  After brief introductory remarks, we used Zoom "break-out rooms" to...

 


 

Age-Friendly Rhode Island

On October 21, 2020, the Providence Circle met to learn more about Age-Friendly Rhode Island (AFRI).  This is an initiative of Rhode Island College, incorporating a coalition of community and state agencies, healthcare and social service providers, individuals of all ages, advocacy and faith-...

 


 

Brain Health Practices @ SF

San Francisco Explorers explore how they maintain their brain health and knowledge of any supportive tools for helping others living with dementia.

 


 

Intelligent Beings Learning to Live with Artificial Intelligence

On November 18, 2020, Providence Circle members enjoyed an opportunity to share with each other their use of technology essential in our daily lives. Diane Strommer  and Jerianne Berman shared their use of technological tools for safety, health and connection in a virtual world, and several...

 


 

Preparing to Age at Home: @ SFV

Despite having many other retirement living choices, most older adults prefer to remain in the place they call home as they age. During this meeting, the San Francisco explorers discuss what they need to prepare to age at home. Their thoughts gather into several clusters, including home modifications, outside services, financial concerns, and needs which are likely to occur later in life.

 


 

Devices and Gadgets Sustaining Older Adults’ Resilience

Older adults ingeniously use a wide variety of devices in navigating their daily life. As we age, we use both low- and high-tech gadgets to increase our resilience and overcome any difficulties thrown across our path. Members of the Virual1 Explorers Circle discussed their favorite “helpers” in a far-reaching and spirited session which covered both physical items and digital applications.

 


 

Connecting to Parent's WiFi

I want to be sure that the device I have configured for my loved one’s Wi-Fi will connect when they receive it. I can't go and set it up myself.

 


 

Virtual Connections: SRC Perspectives

The Group was asked whether they have been successful at staying in touch with people they can't go to visit during the COVID lockdown.

 


 

Need Help Making Alexa Useful

I am setting up Alexa for my parent who lives at a distance. I am unsure what features to include, or how to set it up so it is as useful as possible.

 


 

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