Groups, Organizations (p1):
Groups, Organizations relating to better quality life as grow older.
Overcome Today's Challenges. Avoid Tomorrow's.
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...
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.
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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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.
MUrgency - One Global Emergency Response Network
MUrgency is intended to be a worldwide emergency response network to include emergency ambulance and home visits by a physician, nurse, or attendant.
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.
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.
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