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Groups, Organizations relating to better quality life as grow older.

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Analysis & Exploration: Groups, Organizations

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you...

 

 

Cohousing: The Power of Community

Cohousing: The power of community. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer.

 

 

Longevity Explorers Roll up their Sleeves

In our first 24 months, our 5 circles of older adults (Longevity Explorers) had more than 100 face-to-face circle meetings at which together we explored unmet needs related to growing older; tried out, critiqued and compared various interesting products; and engaged in brainstorming and ideation...

 

 

How a Continuing Care Retirement Community Works

How a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) works is a question that often pops up when our explorer discussions turn to where and how to live as one gets older. This article explains how this model of retirement living works, and discusses their financial model.

 

 

Private Patient Advocates

As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best...

 

 

The Village Movement

Villages are a non-profit subscription membership network of individuals over 60 who want to stay in their own homes and neighborhoods – neighbors realistic about the transitions that come with getting older - committed to helping each other when there’s a need.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Groups, Organizations

Uber and Lyft: Users Like Their Experiences

The group is discussing use of the Uber app, which leads to a series of anecdotes and questions from members .........Read more

Wave the Wand

If you had a magic wand, and it would give you anything you wanted to make your life easier, what would it be? .........Read more

24 Hour Fitness

Staying young with exercise is the topic. An 87 year old has fun looking at the "ladies". .........Read more

Who Prefers a Taxi vs. a Car for Hire?

Explorer Lynn starts the discussion by voicing a preference for the Flywheel taxi smartphone app.  .........Read more

How Can We Reduce Isolation and Loneliness in Age?

The Longevity Explorer group discusses some of the causes and the antidotes to loneliness and isolation in older adults, whether living at home or in a community setting.

Causes discussed include poor health, hearing loss, lack of purpose, and depression.

Possible solutions... .........Read more

Ensuring Financial Security over Extended Lifespan

The selection of a trusted financial advisor was key. One person recommended using a fee-based financial planner who won’t churn your investments and can run analyses of your portfolio over various scenarios (sensitivity analysis). Another advised turning assets over to someone while you still... .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Groups, Organizations (shared by our Explorers)

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 
TRiLOC GPS locator
 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

Roundtrip Medical Transportation

 
Roundtrip Medical Transportation
 

Roundtrip Medical Transportation is an Internet based service intended to make ordering non emergency patient transport more convenient by using a network of public and private providers.

 

Ride N Care

 
Ride N Care
 

Ride N Care is a ride service designed to provide transportation for elders who would benefit from having a companion to see them safely throughout their trip.

 

MUrgency - One Global Emergency Response Network

 
MUrgency Emergency App
 

MUrgency is intended to be a worldwide emergency response network to include emergency ambulance and home visits by a physician, nurse, or attendant.

 

Mom's New Pad

 
senior relocation services
 

Mom's New Pad is a California Bay Area realtor based senior relocation service designed to address all of the major roadblocks to downsizing and moving.

 

National Federation of the Blind

 
National Federation of the Blind
 

The National Federation of the Blind has a special section for seniors publishing events and resources intended for seniors who are blind or have low vision conditions.

 

Hamilton CapTel

 
Closed caption phone displays
 

CapTel offers services and equipment for use by persons with hearing loss.

 

Kindly Care

 
Kindly Care
 

Kindly Care is an online employment and communication service intended to recruit and vet caregivers who then can be selected, and rates negotiated individually. The older adult or designated family member or friend can make care assignments and receive updates via an app.

 

GreatCall Rides

 
Senior Rides by GreatCall Lyft
 

GreatCall has teamed with Lyft to offer a ride service using live operators, eliminating the need for a smartphone app.

 

 

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