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The Impact Theme series: Longevity Explorers Discuss.

Hear what Older Adults Think: Uncategorized (or other)

Explorers Share Articles on Better Aging

Explorer Helen shared several current articles on aging and technology, including one with accolades for Stanford scholars who have made significant contributions to the field.



Explorer reports back on iPhones for Seniors for Dummies

Explorer Lyle tells the group that he has an iPhone user guide called 'iPhone for Seniors for Dummies'.



Aging In Place MeetUp - November 18, 2015

Grab bars, PERS, stroke detection, remote monitoring - and that's just what I heard! About 25 participants again met at TechShop in Redwood city. It appeared that about half the crowd was here for the first time!

We followed our successful three part format. Richard talked about the big...



All Dietary Supplements are Not Alike

Explorer Rita brings up the subject of energy drinks and dietary supplements observing that after reading the labels, they are vastly different in content.



Personal Air Purifier

SF Village Explorer Becky introduced the group to a personal air purifier which she finds most helpful to use when traveling, especially on aircraft.



Canes to Pogo Sticks: Changing Attitudes Toward Aging

Explorer Ann shares a current Wall Street Journal article on the topic of societal attitudes on aging.



Ageism discussed @ Comm Club

Member Barbara expressed her concern about the perception ageism in the workplace.



Strategies for Longevity

Explorers at the Commonwealth Club Grownups Forum discussion group seek ways to benefit from more quality years later in life.



What Kind of Toilet is Best for Older People?

The group responded to Explorer Betty's topic of finding a "comfort toilet" that may be much friendlier to the older person, making it easier to get up.



Helpful Catalogs for Older Adults

Explorer Ann brought a stack of catalogs specializing in items helpful to solving problems of growing older and supporting independent living.



Aging In Place MeetUp - Sept 23, 2015

Our AiP meet up met again at TechShop Mid Peninsula for an evening of exploration. We had about 25 attendees, half were returning members and the rest were first time explorers



The Psychology of Selling Assistance Products to Older Adults

These are the notes from one of the Unconference sessions at the Aging in Place Technologies Meetup on Sept. 23rd



How I have created an audiobook player for my grandmother

Find out why I have decided to build my own audiobook player and how it differs from the devices available on the market.



Marilyn: Why not Make an Airbag-Belt?

Reminded that at a prior meeting she had mentioned the idea of a fall-detecting belt with built in airbag for protection, Marilyn gets an update on just such a product and the Explorers discuss some new ideas.



Tips for Organizing Personal Files

Explorer Shirley starts the discussion by offering her tips for organizing records by suggesting that all records, even business cards, be marked with the date as soon as they are received.



Bob's Medical Miracle

Explorer Bob shares a story of disappointment and then success following an injury incurred during a vacation trip.



Innovative Use of a Realtor's Lockbox

Explorer John shared his innovation for safety and security - placing his entry door key in a lockbox hanging on his door handle, and giving family, friends, staff and paramedics the code in case they are responding to his call and he cannot answer the door.



Why Do Older Adults Avoid Computers?

Members recount some of the difficulties of introducing computer use to a parent. Even when the older adult is alert and oriented, the dread of breaking (or 'crashing') the set or even physically dropping and breaking it seems to emerge. Simplicity of interface seems to be a clue in finding a solution.



Tech and Aging

Initial skepticism about the reliability (trustworthiness) of much of what is on the Internet, and mention of a parent's resitance to adopting technology gave way to discussion of some benefits of tech to the process of aging.



Fraud protection credit card @ SSF

Member Bruce recommended a financial protective service for at-risk seniors who still want to have a sense of independence. It includes a prepaid Visa card with limited vendor access and a network of trusted contacts who are notified in case of of suspicious activity.



How can I find a Health Care Advocate?

Member AnnieScott was in search of a health advocate and came to our circle to discuss. One of our other members, Shirley, was able to point her in the right direction, and we discussed the whole idea of health advocacy.



Aging in Place MeetUp - May 20, 2015

We held another very successful meet up on May 20. We met at the new TechShop location in Redwood City. Over 30 people attended; more than half were there for the first time. We followed our new format: brief introduction; 5 minute voices from the crowd; unconference. The meeting was quite a...



Ideas for New Products

A member reported some ideas for products that she had thought about since the last circle meeting.



Research Report: Nail Clippers

Tech-enhanced Life volunteer researcher Marie Mika aggregated information on products frequently mentioned in other circles, and Richard Caro reported on one of the most widely mentioned items: Nail Clippers.



Easy Computers for Seniors

Members of the circle comment on different types of introductory computers to ease some of the more 'tech wary' of their acquaintances onto the Internet superhighway.



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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