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The Impact Theme series: Longevity Explorers Discuss.

Hear what Older Adults Think: Uncategorized (or other)

Use Apps to Organize and Manage Photo Files

Saratoga Retirement Community Explorer Shelly describes a problem that occurred while traveling in Africa.

 


 

How Many Devices Do I Need to Carry, Really?

Explorer Arthur starts the discussion with a question about smartphone email signatures and their differences across the variety of devices.

 


 

EVC Explorers Keep Pace with Tech Changes

Explorer Marilynn is asked whether the editorial work she does for the community newsletter is done on her iPad, she describes the things that she does with her iPad and her other computers.

 


 

Photo Storage Exploration @EVC

Eskaton Village Explorer circle members discuss their methods of storing and organizing photos.

 


 

Computer Security and Scams Discussed, Explored

Members discuss various aspects of computer security, starting with a concern about privacy should a device's camera be activated remotely.

 


 

Big Decisions for Later in Life Discussed

SF Village Explorer Bob reflects on some of the important decisions about later life that are concerning him, and he is joined in the discussion by others who see this area as important as they explore becoming the leading edge of the Boomer generation.

 


 

Keeping Up With Tech Trends

With the continuing evolution of technology, it's not surprising how trends are constantly changing as well. A big number of companies try to create new trends or keep up and ride with the current ones as they create new tech startups that will hook the public and keep them wanting for more....

 


 

Explorers Review Past Tech Topic Discussions

Commonwealth Club Explorer Elaine inquires about the topics that Longevity Explorers have covered in past meetings.

 


 

Longevity and Maintaining Stamina are Explored

Explorer Jim is physically active and participates in a variety of sports, yet is concerned about 'slowing down' as he ages.

 


 

Medical Data Storage and Retrieval Discussed

Explorer Rich tells the group about an Apple medical app called Medical ID, which operates from the lock screen and allows quick access by responders to important medical information in an emergency

 


 

Active Travel Programs, Commonwealth Club Explorers

Explorer Janet starts the discussion speaking of active travel programs specially designed to accommodate older adults or persons with disabilities.

 


 

Finding a Health Advocate: SSF Explorers like IoA

Sequoias Explorers learn about a Health Advocate service offered by the Institute on Aging from Explorer Shirley.

 


 

How to Find Affordable Cell Phone Rates? Discussion.

Explorer Allegra asks the group for advice on how to find an affordable cellular plan.

 


 

Grocery Delivery Services Discussed

Explorer Barbara asks the group for recommendations of grocery delivery services.

 


 

Explorers Lament Cellphone Upgrade Hassles

Explorer Geri shares her experience of ruining her smartphone and then dreading 'starting all over' with a new one.

 


 

Explorers Report on 'NoMoRobo' Performance

Explorer Geri reports on the performance of the NoMoRobo website which she deployed after learning of it at a previous meeting.

 


 

We Want to be Useful

Explorer Roberta expresses a sentiment that has been heard from other older adults, whether living in senior communities or at home.

 


 

Travel options for active older adults, discussed

Longevity Explorers Geri and Rick begin the discussion by pointing out some of the things to remember while traveling, such as making accommodation for decreased stamina, even among reasonably healthy elders, and wonder how to find interesting travel opportunities.

 


 

Wish there were more Gerontologists

A Longevity Explorer shares from her personal experience that health professionals often exhibit a lack of awareness of the physical and emotional impacts of treatment upon elders.

 


 

Should I get Long Term Care Insurance? Explorers discuss.

Longevity Explorers at the Commonwealth Club discuss the pluses and minuses of Long term care insurance.

 


 

My favorite treatment for Dry Skin

Explorer Denise shares her personal experience using Vick's VapoRub with success to treat dry, irritated skin.

 


 

Saver: avoid smoke inhalation in emergency?

I found this interesting product on Indie GoGo called Saver. It allows you to breathe even when there is smoke etc during a house fire.

 


 

Medical Apps and Devices for use at home

The SF Village Explorer Barbara starts with a comment about wanting to keep track of some of her biometrics, such as blood pressure, blood glucose level, and other health indicators.

 


 

Vertigo: Symptoms and a Treatment

Explorer Philip reports that despite perfect results on his hearing test, he has a serious problem with balance.

 


 

How can we Avoid Phone Scams?

Explorer Sylvia reports receiving four bogus phone messages in four hours earlier in the day, and explorers speculate on what to do about that.

 


 

About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Uncategorized (or other) is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Uncategorized (or other), listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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