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Analysis & Exploration: Networking or social groups

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 for new and better products to help improve the quality of life as we age. We are quite excited about the results of our explorations, and this article is to share some of them.

 

 

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: Networking or social groups

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

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

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

Audio Enhancement in Meeting Rooms

Explorer Steve is looking into ways to enhance the clarity of sound in a building's meeting rooms. His research has led him to the conclusion that the wisest next step is to consult the users about what they want, and what would work best in the space.

The problems include difficulty... .........Read more

Aging in Place MeetUp - September 2016

This Meetup followed our normal format, with the theme of "Smartphone Apps That Older Adults Might Actually Want" .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Networking or social groups (shared by our Explorers)

Meetup Groups

 

Meetup is an Internet platform for like-minded people to get together for discussions, entertainment, vocational or social reasons.

 

Village to Village Network

 
Village, aging in place, independent living, support organization
 

The Village to Village Network is the national coordinating organization for the formation of local Village membership organizations. And it is the place to start if you want to check whether there is an active Village organization near you, or if you want to be part of starting one in your...

 

Boomerly

 

Boomerly is an online service for older adults helping the user to connect with people with similar interests and goals. A community-building communication tool, the Boomerly website helps persons over 50 connect with others of like interests to develop a relationship or an affinity group,...

 

Freecycle

 

Freecycle is a not for profit organization with a website for people with items to give away looking for people in need of those items. A great place to look for used medical equipment and assistive devices.

 

StoryWorth

 

Family stories live mostly in memories, easily forgotten if not repeated and susceptible to eradication by disease or death. In this digital age, StoryWorth offers a lasting archive for family stories and a way to connect the generations in life.

 

Virtual Senior Center by Selfhelp

 

The Virtual Senior Center makes it possible for homebound seniors to take part in intriguing live classes, world-famous museum-hosted tours, interact with peers on current events, chats with friends, enjoy yoga, learn wellness tips and discuss politics from their own homes. Through the program...

 

Stitch: Companionship, dating, travel & activity partners for older adults

 

This web site brings people together, something like Match.com, but it has features that make it safer and more gentle, which older adults will appreciate.  You sign up for free.  Then you search for people like you.  Only when two people have indicated they are interested in taking is an...

 

Caretree

 

Caretree is a communication and coordination software tool designed to be simple to use, yet powerful in results when put into use among a diverse group of caring stakeholders.

 

Nextdoor

 

Nextdoor offers a micro social network designed to connect neighbors by supporting the communication of news, announcements, requests, invitations and alerts to near neighbors who join and follow this small neighborhood network.

 

 

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