How Can Technology Help My Aging Mother

How Can Technology Help My Aging Mother?

Melissa Veres Technology Leave a Comment

  Gone are the days of blinking VCR clocks. Technology is on an upward throttle to improve our lives and it’s now easier than ever. Seniors of all ages can—and should—enjoy the life-simplifying and life-changing benefits of the modern age. Caretakers and children alike will find their lives equally simplified from some of these amazing products. SAFETY FIRST Surveys consistently …

10 Awesome Websites for Seniors

10 Awesome Websites for Seniors

Jennifer Thomas Activities for Seniors, Technology Leave a Comment

  As an activities coordinator at an independent senior living community, one of the company’s commitment to providing activities to residents, is to incorporate technology. This had proven to be a difficult task for me at first, as only a few have tablets or smartphones, and those that do, use them mostly for playing games which have been downloaded for …

Memory Care - Reminiscing with Purpose

Memory Care – Reminiscing with Purpose

Dennis Stack Alzheimers, Dementia, Memory Care 1 Comment

  The demographic tsunami of baby-boomers is breaking on our shores and will soon swamp the elder care industry. The flotsam left in the wake of this phenomenon is an exponential increase in cases of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. While there is no cure as yet, Reminiscence Therapy (RT) immediately offers both tangible and intangible benefits to the patient, their caregivers …

Seniors Stay Highly Entertained by the Internet

Seniors Stay Highly Entertained by the Internet

Melissa Veres Activities for Seniors 1 Comment

  The internet isn’t just for kids and teens buried in their smart phones. A treasure trove of information and memories to the golden days of television, radio, and great company are ready at your fingertips! From the novice to the most experienced surfer, we’ve compiled an excellent selection of webpages to get your started on your information highway journey. …

Seniors Age in Place with Technology

Home Automation & Technology Help Seniors Age in Place

Nancy LaFever Aging Topics, Technology Leave a Comment

Adults age 65 and older are due to become the largest segment of the U.S. population by mid-century. According to a Pew Research survey, the global senior population will triple from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050 and older adults in the U.S. will be more than doubled from 41 to 86 million. Most industries, including consumer …

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Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Nancy LaFever Financial, Safety Tips Leave a Comment

The good news is seniors are embracing technology as studies are showing a significant increase in internet use by older adults. The bad news is because of this, seniors are becoming prime targets for online identity theft. According to the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, (a reporting entity for the Federal Trade Commission), older adults 50 and above made up 47 …

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Top 10 Technology Tools for Seniors

Nancy LaFever Technology 2 Comments

Historically, older adults have not been rapid adopters of technology and although this population segment is still lagging behind other users, the numbers of seniors using technology are increasing. According to a Pew Research study released in April, 2014, 59 percent of seniors now report going online. That’s a six-percentage point increase in a year. In addition, 47 percent of …