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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. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help 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 on the ones that seem most useful for you.

 

 

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". We got quite a few interesting ideas, and this article reports the results of the session.

 

 

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 recommendations. Sure enough, there are a number of books on aging parents on Amazon. I decided I wanted to find the most popular, and then read them and see whether I could identify a handful of them to recommend next time someone asks for a Guide to Aging Parents. This article is the first installment in my journey and focuses on which are the top selling books in this category (presumably the ones others have found most relevant).

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Media

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

SF Explorers use Amazon Echo Show to Reach Across the Country

The San Francisco Explorers participate in a cross country video call demonstration of the use of an Amazon Echo Show. .........Read more

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

Beware: Spammers Just Want Your Money

The S. F. Explorers share their displeasure with unwanted email, messages and phone calls, many of which are scammers looking for gullible people. .........Read more

How Explorers Learn New Things

The Explorer group discusses their experiences and insights on how they go about learning new things. .........Read more

Exploring the Possibilities: Touring the Tech-enhancedLife Website @ Providence

Our circle’s technical expert led the group in a lively and informative web-linked conversation with Richard Caro, CEO and Co-Founder of Tech-enhanced Life. The purpose was to “kick off” our year with an introduction to the incredible resources and interactive possibilities available via the... .........Read more

 

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

Five Wishes

 
Five Wishes
 

Five wishes is an online service that enables you to create an advance directive. 

 

Retirement Lifestyle Coaching by Larry Jacobson

 
Sail into Retirement
 

This is an online video coaching program, designed to help you plan a fulfilling and meaningful retirement. It's delivered by Retirement Coach Larry Jacobson, based on his personal experiences of retiring and learning how to plan his own retirement.

 

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

 
 

This is a book about planning retirement for those aging alone (solo agers). One of our explorers brought it along to a meeting and recommends it.

 

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

 
 

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning is a book intended to guide persons in later life in organizing and de-cluttering household goods and records to leave an orderly home for survivors.

 

Caring - the App

 
caring app
 

Caring is a smartphone app designed to help organize the information that designated family and friends are likely to need when caring for a friend or family member.

 

PREPARE for your care

 
Prepare.org
 

PREPARETM for your care is a didactic in the form of a series of documents and film clips which are intended to instruct the viewer how to make medical decisions and document them so they can be realized at a later time.

 

FamilyGram

 
FamilyGram
 

FamilyGram is an iPhone app intended to connect family or friends and to foster connections via a private social network.

 

PHR+

 
PHR+ Electronic health record
 

PHR+ is an online storage software application designed to gather health information from a variety of providers into a personal account so it can be accessed when needed.

 

Readeo

 
Readeo
 

Readeo is a subscription service consisting of a combination of an app with hardware intended to enable the pages of a story to appear on the computer screen, and for persons separated by distance to see, hear and talk to one another through video chat windows at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

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