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The "Useful Apps Club"
Unlock the potential of your smartphone or tablet to improve your life.
The Useful Apps Club is for older adults and Boomers who have a smartphone or tablet (or are thinking of getting one) and need help to turn it into a useful tool. We are focused on finding Apps that can change your life, and teaching you how to use them.
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...
Caring for & Dealing with Elderly Parents: The Books
In a previous article I did a little research to find the 10 "best selling" books on the topic of Aging Parents (on Amazon). I have now waded through them all, and in this article I summarize my impressions of the different books, in the hope that you can leverage my work so you need only focus...
Ideas for Apps for Seniors
At a conference organized by San Francisco's Institute on Aging, I ran an interactive "exploration", in which we asked attendees to vote on "Senior Apps they Like", or to submit ideas they have for "There should be an App for that...
Best Books on Aging Parents
Over the last 18 months I have talked with literally hundreds of people who have realized they now have an extra "job" that they were not expecting: engaging one way or another in looking out for an aging parent. Many of them wanted a "guide" to Caring for Aging Parents, and asked for...
Best Art Apps for Adult Learners
What are the Best Art Apps to start with on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices? I’ve been teaching people, especially those close to my own age, how to use their iPads, iPhones and Android devices creatively since I fell in love with painting and drawing on my iPad 5 years ago. And this is always the most asked question. In this article I will be discussing different art apps you can use to turn your iPad or android tablet into a canvas or sketchbook and start creating up a storm.
Rosalie Sings the Praises of Amazon's Alexa
"A Big Decision"
"A Big Decision" by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence
The Providence Explorers Circle is examining housing alternatives for aging adults in the months of September and October. We found a New York Times article to be a useful framework for that discussion.
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Book Report: Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese
Explorer Marilyn tells the group about a book she recently read which tends to view the experience of aging in a more positive light. The author, according to Marilyn, brings a message that evokes new appreciation in later life for experiences and relationships - which she believes can enrich... .........Read more
How Do I Get Rid of Nusiance Callers?
Explorer Karen reports on behalf of another member that deceptive callers have been 'fishing' for personal information. The group shares numerous experiences on the subject of calls from scammers and 'robo' calls, all of which are reportedly common to home and business lines whether fixed wire,... .........Read more
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Livpact is a connected platform using wireless devices and 'off the shelf' AI hardware intended to to organize and connect family, friends, professional support, community services and helpful resources.
Stayormove.org is a developing website intending to offer helpful guidance in the form of video clips, articles, and links to resources for those who are planning their living situations for the later years of life.
Stanford Letter Project: Advance Directive
The Stanford Letter Project - Advance Directive - is an online form in a letter template that is intended to allow persons to document what matters most to them and what treatments they want in the future.
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.
Plan Your Lifespan
Northwestern University offers a website for people who want to anticipate health related choices in later life, to familiarize themselves with alternatives, and create a plan of action for possible eventualities.
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