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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Being a Long Distance Daughter on Mother’s Day

Being a Long Distance Daughter on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day? Every year I am engulfed with feelings of gratitude. But also guilt. You see I live really far from my mother. I moved overseas in my twenties, met a man and settled down even farther. Now I live in Sydney. Yes, Australia. And my mother? In a retirement home in upstate New York. Looking back on our past My mother has been my rock when times got tough. We didn’t lack the basics of day-to-day living but certainly…

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How Internet Tools Improve Seniors’ Lives

How Internet Tools Improve Seniors’ Lives

The boom of technology has dramatically changed our society in the past 50 years. Technological development has happened in a shorter time than a human lifetime. Most senior citizens today are witnesses to this huge leap. They grew up without ipads and smartphones. Yet at this very moment, incredibly, they are video calling their children from their living rooms.  According to the Pew research group, 59% of seniors report they go online. However, there is still a big group of seniors…

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6 Ways to Wish Happy Mother’s Day Despite the Distance

6 Ways to Wish Happy Mother’s Day Despite the Distance

Mother’s Day is coming soon, but many of our mothers may be spending this day without us near. A visit in person is always best, but it’s not always possible. Many of us may be struggling to find the perfect way to express our gratitude and appreciation. Let’s see how we can wish happy Mother’s Day long distance. 1. Mail a postcard or ecard – If you are still in time to send a postcard to your mom, do it!…

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Slush Tokyo – An introduction to Japan’s rapidly aging population

Slush Tokyo – An introduction to Japan’s rapidly aging population

Earlier this year, Czechinvest invited us to to join other Czech startups at the global startup event Slush Tokyo. This was an exciting opportunity for us, despite the fact that our main geographic focus is the US. Incredibly, a big partner from Japan approached us and not only liked the product, but also saw it as a huge opportunity for his clients in Japan. This combination of events encouraged us to exhibit at Slush Tokyo. Japan in reality, is a…

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Getting our Seniors Active Online

Getting our Seniors Active Online

Our seniors can and should take part in the digital revolution. Connecting and being active online is becoming the standard way to nurture relationships for both young and old. Let’s help our seniors start discovering online opportunities. As we are moving faster and faster in the Internet age, we need to help our seniors keep up with the pace. The Internet provides exciting ways to grow. Let’s show them the steps to begin! Encouraging seniors to get connected Does your…

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Senior loneliness and how to combat it

Senior loneliness and how to combat it

Some of the biggest challenges later in life are senior loneliness and isolation. As families grow up, children move out, and seniors may become widowed, a new sort of existence arises. This may become difficult to bear unless we help them find meaning in a new lifestyle. In fact, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association, loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity. Seniors find themselves in isolation which are arising…

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How to Keep our Seniors Active and Healthy

How to Keep our Seniors Active and Healthy

For our elderly friends and relatives, an active lifestyle is crucial to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Continuing to grow physically and mentally, is one of the most important components to living a long, fulfilling life. But how to  keep our seniors active and healthy?  We’ve talked to three seniors who have found activities they are passionate about in their later years. We discussed the benefits they have gained from leading an active lifestyle. Sports for a strong body…

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Senior Tech: Tablet or Smartphone?

Senior Tech: Tablet or Smartphone?

Recently I met a friend of mine who asked what I would recommend for his 83-year-old father, a smartphone or tablet? This reminded me that I’ve already been approached with almost the same question from people around me many times. The story usually goes like this: the elderly have a landline phone, which cannot be by their side at all times. Using a laptop just doesn’t work. Skyping always ends in frustration on both sides. Does this ring a bell?…

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10 Great Tech Gifts for Seniors

10 Great Tech Gifts for Seniors

Looking for a gift for your elderly parents? Would you like to help them tap into the digital world in an easy and fun way? We’ve compiled a list of 10 various tech gadgets and apps that are perfect also for the older generation. 1) The Apple iPad is the most recommended alternative to a computer for seniors. It is hand-held, lightweight, with the option to easily magnify images for better viewing. Seniors can open apps with just a tap…

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