Gadgets @ SRC Solve Problems of Aging

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from: Longevity Explorers | Saratoga Retirement Community

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Saratoga Retirement Community Explorers recite a list of devices they use to get around the problems posed by age-related handicaps in everyday life. Rosalie leads off the discussion with a household item - dishwashing gloves - she wears when opening jars, but she is frustrated by the jar seals often encountered once the lid is off.


Other suggestions for helpful gadgets: 

  • Hiking poles with expanded tips for increased stability when walking
  • Gyenno anti-tremor compensating spoon (to mixed reviews from the group)
  • TV hearing aid headset (RF for portability) with junction box and left/right balance adjustment knob
  • Package opening device (folding box knife)
  • Therapy balls for foot therapy
  • Re-heatable ceramic bead pack for aches and pains
  •  EyeReader app for reading small print or under low-light conditions
  • Massage tools for feet and back

The group has a variety of ideas and gadgets for solving some of the problems and annoyances which may come with the diminished physical ability to do everyday tasks as one grows older.


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aging in place gadgets, jar openers, hiking poles, therapy balls, Package opener