Tech Support: Older Adults Explore

Tech Support for Elderly

  Modern gadgets need quite a bit of ongoing “tech support”. Getting help — especially virtually — is tricky. Here is what the Longevity Explorers do.   The good thing about modern technological innovations — like smart phones, smart homes, computers, video call technology, or telehealth — is that they can improve quality of life in a … Read more

Technology & the Future of Aging

Richard Caro talks at Commonwealth Club

This is a live recording (slides and audio) of a talk given by Richard Caro entitled “The Future of Aging, & the Intersection of Aging & Technology“. This talk was given in March 2019, at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco.

The Paradox of Good UX Design for Seniors

Design and seniors

Seniors report avoiding, or using in as stealth a manner as possible, technologies that would improve the quality of their lives — even enhance their safety — because they are associated with or specifically designed for the elderly. The paradox, then, for good UX design that addresses seniors’ needs is to do so without explicitly seeming to target the “old.”

Longevity Explorers: Experimental Co-creation Community


Richard Caro will discuss “An experimental co-creation community called the Longevity Collective”: at The Sequoias, San Francisco on Sept. 25. This event is sponsored by Northern California Presbyterian Homes & Services, and is open to the public.

What do seniors worry about?

what seniors worry about

We wanted to get a better understanding of what bothers seniors about aging, and what they worry about. So, we are conducting 200 interviews to find out. This article shares some of what we have learned thus far from our interviews, in support of our mission to improve the quality of life of all of us as we age.

Our Aging World as a Graphic

Aging world

Food for thought. What will life be like when a third of the population in a country is over 60? We definitely need ways for “80 to become the new 60”.