Products & Resources: Better living, aging, technology
Below are products and resources our Explorers have found useful or interesting in their search for ways to help mitigate the challenges of growing older.
NOTE: If you are looking for medical alerts, you can find our coverage and product reviews here: Medical Alert Systems: Selection Guide.
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Retirement Lifestyle Coaching by Larry Jacobson
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.
PREPARE for your care
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.
Trendoux Touchscreen Gloves
Trendoux touchscreen winter gloves include conductive pads at finger and thumb tips intended to allow the wearer to operate touchscreen devices without having to remove the gloves.
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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Medical Alert Systems: Help
We kept getting asked "which medical alert system is best?"; and "how do I choose the right medical alert system for me?". This independent, objective, hands-on research tries to answer those questions. If you are looking for a medical alert system, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you.
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.
Reduce Fall Risk
Read the "best of the web" on: Avoiding Falling. Our team of clinicians and citizen analysts has scoured the web for the best available answers to a set of questions designed to help you make falling less likely, and make the consequences if you do fall less bad.
Guide: Home Sensor Systems
Read our report on this new category of products, designed to help seniors stay at home longer, and to help their families worry about them less. There are important lessons to be learned about which ones work, and for which types of circumstance they are optimal.