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Analysis & Exploration: Media

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...

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Media

Rosalie Sings the Praises of Amazon's Alexa

Explorer Rosalie reports to the group on her experience from Amazon's first Echo and newer products and Alexa skills, including "Let's Chat". .........Read more

Plan a Good Death: Explorers Discuss End of Life Choices

Explorers discuss making their wishes known when they reach the end of life. .........Read more

"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.

In “A Big... .........Read more

Managing Passwords, Pleasanton

How in the world do we keep track of all our various passwords? .........Read more

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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Useful Products & Resources: Media (shared by our Explorers)

Uniper

 
Uniper, social engagement
 

Uniper is an Internet connected platform intended to reduce isolation and loneliness in the elderly, whether at home or in congregate living.

 

Livpact

 
Livpact
 

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.

 

PeerWell

 
PeerWell
 

PeerWell is a smartphone app intended for use by surgical candidates to help prepare for a surgical operation, and to aid in recovery.

 

StayorMove.org

 
Stay or Move
 

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.

 

Unforgettable

 
Unforgettable.org
 

Unforgettable is an e-commerce website focused tightly on products for people with dementia, as well as for caregivers of such people.

 

Stanford Letter Project: Advance Directive

 
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 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.

 

SayOK365

 
SayOK365
 

SayOK365 is an email subscription system intended to allow potentially isolated persons to 'check in' regularly or to send a distress message if help is needed.

 

Plan Your Lifespan

 
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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