4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

Video chat is not only something youngsters do. Many seniors have discovered the amazing benefits to being able to connect to others online from their own living room. Reaching family, friends, and finding new social connections are what combat loneliness and increase vitality in the elderly. Video chatting is especially helpful for those who have a hard time leaving their homes or who have family living far away. Many technologies offer a video connection to communicate with others. Video calling…

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Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

My grandma Jo has been living alone for several years now, ever since my grandpa passed away. She has remained very strong, while battling a variety of health issues, but lately, her health has been slowly declining. As her only grandchild, I have always tried try to contact her weekly, and go visit her on a regular basis. Yet lately, I have been feeling concerned about her and have been searching for ways I could do more. Every summer, I…

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How to cope with being a part of Sandwich Generation

How to cope with being a part of Sandwich Generation

For over 20 years now, we’ve been getting together regularly with my best friends from high school. We talk about our lives over a glass of wine. In our 20s, our main topics were school, relationships, latest fashion trends, first jobs, and marriage. In our 30s, we became more focused on our family, raising kids, and healthy food trends. We are in our 40s now, and I noticed that our conversations always stir in one direction – caring for our…

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How to age in place comfortably with Oscar Senior

How to age in place comfortably with Oscar Senior

As our parents get older, we might want to check on them more often. We would like to make sure that they are healthy, safe and secure. Since many families today are spread out across the country or even continents, staying in touch and taking care of the elderly family members has become a challenge. As a founder of Oscar Senior, a tablet application for seniors, I discovered the need to provide an easy and secure way for the elderly…

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Close ties to family help seniors live longer

Close ties to family help seniors live longer

I have a small, but close-knit family. I grew up in the outskirts of Boston in a cosy house with my parents and younger brother. We were lucky that my grandparents lived close by. They were still young and active, so they took a significant role in helping my parents raise us. Every day after school my brother and I would run straight to their house for some home-baked cookies and milk. I still have fond memories of those times….

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5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Will Help Him Age Better

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Will Help Him Age Better

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend! You are probably thinking about getting a truly original present for your father this year. Something unique that you put some thought into. There are many practical and fun gift ideas for dad that show you really care. Here we’re sharing 5 original Father’s Day gift ideas with you that will help your elderly father age better. 1. Wii Games – Help your dad find the motivation to get up from the sofa…

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How to help our seniors with age-related memory loss

How to help our seniors with age-related memory loss

As our senior loved ones age, they face a host of new experiences. Forgetfulness is one of the most common issues among the elderly, one which can significantly influence their everyday life. Let’s find out how we can help our seniors with age-related memory loss. The onset of forgetfulness may be slow. We may be the first to notice a difference in their behavior. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to be on the lookout for signs. The issue may quickly turn into…

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Oscar Senior participated in Makerstown event and European Business Summit

Oscar Senior participated in Makerstown event and European Business Summit

Thanks to our participation in the Google Campus Residency Program, we were approached by the ThinkYoung team to participate in Makerstown in Brussels, Belgium. Makers, start-ups, inventors, European top policy makers, business leaders, high school teachers and children all meet at this unique fair to discover and debate what the Town of the Future will look like. We were honored to be selected as one of the TOP 50 EU startups. We were given a booth where we could showcase…

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Is a big button cell phone the best option for seniors?

Is a big button cell phone the best option for seniors?

The older generation that grew up with a landline phone is rapidly converting to wireless options. The Pew Research Center shows that over 80% of Americans over the age of 65 own a cell phone of any kind. It is an essential way for senior citizens to communicate with their family and friends. The transition from landline to a mobile phone is often very challenging for many seniors who are not tech-savvy. They try to embrace new mobile technology by…

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5 Reasons to Talk to Elderly Parents Regularly

5 Reasons to Talk to Elderly Parents Regularly

Everyone has a different relationship with their parents. Some closer some more distant. We are all very busy with our jobs, children, housework, friends, hobbies, travel, and the list goes on. We might be located very far from our parents which makes seeing them in person a challenging endeavor. Should we make the effort of staying connected to our parents? Why? Let’s go in depth and reveal some of the benefits of keeping in touch on a regular basis. Social…

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