Category: Aging In Place Technology

A Thicker Net: Health Forum Aims to Improve Support Services for Seniors

California’s elderly population is growing–while funding for essential services continues to shrink. Advocates, including seniors themselves, are unhappy but resourceful, and are beginning to strategize about reversing the trend (or determining alternative solutions should that prove impossible). Enter the second Senior Health Policy Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30 in San Francisco. The first Bay Area… Read more »

NPR’s “End of Life” Series Dies Today

Actually NPR’s series is not on its death bed but this will be the last day you can catch the series live on the air. Don’t fret because you can find the pod-casts for this week long series (Oct. 17-Oct. 25) that explores aging and the end of life on NPR’s website.  Many of us… Read more »

Seniors Using Facebook

You don’t have to be a teenager to enjoy Facebook! Seniors, even those over 100 (!),  are learning how to use Facebook and other social networks to maintain relationships with family and friends. Seniors and Facebook don’t go together like peanut butter and jelly just yet but that is certainly starting to change. Many seniors… Read more »

Sensor for Seniors No Substitute for Social Circle

Japanese inventors are developing a wearable sensor to improve the care of its nation’s seniors. The device is not yet ready for commercial use, but already senior caregivers in Japan are talking about the broad implications of the invention, which will be able to track a seniors’ movements with a built-in microphone, camera and motion… Read more »

Technology for Seniors Discussed at The City Club of San Francisco

Ben Lewis, the founder of Engage As You Age, will be giving a talk on “Nanatechnology: Gizmos and Gadgets for Seniors, Boomers and Kids” this Thursday, February 3rd, at 6 pm at The City Club of San Francisco. Learn about skype and seniors, the pros and cons of seniors using Ipads and also about many… Read more »

Care Innovations: GE and Intel Provide Technology Solutions for Seniors

Intel and GE and have come together (in a 50/50 venture) to “create technology-based solutions that give people confidence to live independently, wherever they are.” They currently have a placeholder website that says that on January 18, 2011 it will be up and running. We’re very curious at Engage As You Age to learn what… Read more »

San Rafael Senior Care 101 Panel: Nov. 18th, 2010

The San Rafael City Hall Council Chambers is hosting a “Senior Care 101: Making Sense of Senior Services” panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2010 from 6:30 till 8:30. The event is sponsored by the San Rafael Public Library and is a great opportunity for elders, seniors, baby boomers, caregivers, and anyone else interested in… Read more »

The Floh Club for Computer Help for Seniors… Vanishes!

Florence Henderson’s (or should we say support.com’s) Floh Club is no more. It launched in the fall of 2009 to a lot of fanfare but is no longer an active website. Last fall there were tons of press releases, videos of Florence and frankly just a lot of hype about this service. We’re not clear… Read more »

Taizo Exercise Robot, Ipad for Seniors and Other Thoughts on Technology for Seniors

Our friends at Living Well Assisted Living At Home just emailed us a link to this exercise robot that came out last year. Called the Taizo Exercise Robot and made by Robotix, we’re not sure what people get for their estimated $8,000 price. Our gut tells us that fitness instructors for the elderly don’t have… Read more »

Oldest Facebook User Ivy Bean Passes Away

Ivy Bean has passed away at the age of 104. Most likely the oldest regular user (if not user) of Facebook, Ivy Bean kept her (at last count) 4,949 friends up to speed with her life. On August, 15, 2008 an article described Ivy as being “the world’s oldest facebook user.” At that time she… Read more »



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