Networking or social groups (p1):
Group to encourage networking on topics relating to aging, technology, and related topics
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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.
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
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
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Village to Village Network
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 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 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.
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 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 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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