Tag: age in place

S.F. Board of Supervisors Holds Town Hall Meetings on Aging Issues

If you’re a senior citizen in San Francisco concerned about how the city is planning for and investing in resources for aging in place and healthy aging, then mark your calendars for two upcoming town hall meetings on the city’s budget. For Districts 5 & 6, hear from Supervisors London Breed & Jane Kim on Monday, May 13, 2013 (6:00 –… Read more »

Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia?

A developing body of research has found connections between hearing loss and dementia, and a new book explores this from a first person perspective. “Shouting Won’t Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans—Can’t Hear You” chronicles a former newspaper editor’s experience with hearing loss over a period of 20 years. Katherine Bouton, an editor at The… Read more »

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 »

Playing an Instrument to Preserve Hearing

A third of people over the age of 60 have lost their ability to hear due to a decrease in being able to discriminate acoustic information from the environment! This powerful statistic comes from a study conducted by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. A different 2011 study found that being a… Read more »

Australians Seek to Eradicate Social Isolation of Elderly

“Social isolation is equivalent to the health effects of smoking 15 cigarettes a day or consuming more than six alcoholic drinks daily,” says Univeristy of Adelaide Professor Andrew Beer. Because of this, Beer has begun a research study to find out how to end social isolation of seniors. Beer is determined to combat the pernicious… 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 »

Mill Valley Book Group for Seniors Going Strong!

Engage As You Age and SPD Books have had a wonderful time engaging seniors in book group discussions in Marin County this January. The last two Fridays in Mill Valley have been great. We’ve had great attendance and most importantly heard first-hand from the participants that they’d love more compelling programs for seniors in Marin… 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 »

Longevity Planning Panel – Nov. 9, 2010

Franklin Templeton Investments is hosting a “Cross-Generational Longevity Planning Panel” that will take a look at “A Look at Your Future and How to Optimize Your Parents’ Independence.” This event is free to the public and they even provide a free lunch so come out and learn that eldercare is a lot more complicated than… Read more »

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