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

Topics have included using electronic technology devices, especially smartphones, tablets, and emergency response systems. The process of finding and demonstrating interesting apps for elders led to the recent formation of the "Useful Apps Club".  

As well, everyday gadgets such as finding the best jar openers and canes led to what members would like to see - lighted canes - and we found them already invented. After comparing several, the Explorer groups picked a favorite. 

Members realize that many older adults who own an electronic device do not use it as helpfully as they could. Yet all agree that the Internet is potentially the best thing that has happened to elders and disabled people.

In closing, members offer situations in which technology, including activity trackers, can be a great benefit in motivating activity and changing behavior.

Learn more: Useful Apps Club, Best Jar Openers, Selecting a Medical Alert System, Best Lighted Canes, 

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from the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco circle discussion April 11, 2016.

 

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