Remote Control: Technology To Assist Long Distance Caregiving
June 11, 2018
As the trend to “age-in-place” continues, and many seniors determine that moving to a facility or retirement community is not for them, there remains the challenge of ensuring that supports are in place for community-dwelling seniors, especially as physical or cognitive impairments mount and family caregivers are far away. New…
Tech Time: Is It Time You Embraced Technology For Youself Or Your Loved Ones?
April 4, 2018
It seems that every time you read the news, there’s some new gadget or tech toy that has come on the market to catch your eye. But in this day and age, when time and resources are tight and aging populations are booming, embracing technology may not be a choice….
No Place Like Home: Tech And Tiny Trends For Seniors Living At Home
December 7, 2017
Imagine living in a home where most of your daily chores have been automated or web-connected, so that you or a loved one can remain independent in the community while simultaneously being connected to help and assistance at the press of a button. Well, no need to imagine- the opportunity to…
Eat, Drink And Be Merry: Are You Ready To Retire With Jimmy Buffett?
October 5, 2017
With all of the serious problems in the world right now, your strongest desire may be to escape- to some fantasy place or remote destination…or perhaps to Margaritaville? If you grew up in the 70s, you likely remember the Jimmy Buffett song about a relaxed, seaside retreat where grabbing your drink…
Between The Generations: Different Ages In Shared Space
August 10, 2017
While there is evidence that a growing number of seniors reside with younger family members for economic reasons, there are some who opt to live this way for the benefits of intergenerational living. In her recent personal essay on the website On Being, Courtney Martin writes about the Oakland, CA co-housing…
The Social Network: Seniors Create Their Own Self-Run Communities
January 5, 2017
For many seniors, the idea of moving to a facility or community where someone else sets the rules and runs your life is a nightmare. At the same time, all too many seniors these days have no friends or loved ones to count on as the activities of daily living…