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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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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