How to Help Seniors Avoid Loneliness this Holiday Season

How to Help Seniors Avoid Loneliness this Holiday Season

The holidays should be a joyful time for all of us. However, it is also a time where the elderly, or anyone who is living alone or suffering from an illness, may feel even more lonely than usual. Seniors who live alone may feel isolated from all the festivities and the warmth of a home full of loving family members. Those in a retirement community may miss their own homes. Memories of cheerful Christmases may come up, making the elderly…

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What we’ve learned while creating easy to use apps for seniors

What we’ve learned while creating easy to use apps for seniors

We’ve been in the senior tech market for quite some time now. Now, I’d like to share what we’ve learned and how we’ve modified the app as a result. There is no doubt that the world’s population is aging rapidly. Lack of support may cause elderly people to feel lonely and disconnected, especially when living far away from their loved ones. Our users have confirmed this over and over again. Therefore, our mission to make technology more accessible to seniors…

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Spending Thanksgiving with Your Senior Virtually

Spending Thanksgiving with Your Senior Virtually

Ready for some turkey roast and sweet potatoes? A traditional Thanksgiving get-together means an elaborate dinner table surrounded by a multi-generational family. In 2016, an estimated 20% of Americans lived with multiple generations under one roof according to the Pew Research Center. However, this is starting to become a rarity. Families live far apart. The holidays are spent alone. Especially seniors are affected by this societal change. Those who are aging, or are chronically ill, don’t always have the means…

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Recognizing the Important Role of Caregivers this November

Recognizing the Important Role of Caregivers this November

November is a month dedicated to caregivers. We all know someone who dedicates time and energy to taking care of a loved one, whether they are a friend caring for our grandparent, or even us. Caring for someone is a very special duty that requires patience, love and responsibility. A caregiver is usually very hard to replace because there is a special bond that grows between a senior and their companion. More than 65 million people in the United States…

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Technology: the Caregivers‘ Sanity Saver

Technology: the Caregivers‘ Sanity Saver

I’m Lucy. Recently, I have officially become a caregiver. My mom is 72 years old and she lives alone. She does not have as much energy as she used to, so she welcomes any help she can get. She took care of the family her entire life. Now, my sisters and I are the ones to take care of her. Although we would like to be there for my mom at all times, it is just not possible. So how…

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Why Playing Games Benefits Seniors

Why Playing Games Benefits Seniors

Playing games is not just for children. It’s a fun, engaging, and stress relieving activity that should be practiced by all of us, even in old age. We should encourage our seniors to start playing games if they don’t do already. They can experience a number of benefits depending on the type of game being played. The advantages can range anywhere from a sharper memory to better fine motor skills. Read more to find out what and why your senior…

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5 Ways Technology is Helping Seniors Stay on the Road Longer

5 Ways Technology is Helping Seniors Stay on the Road Longer

Cars are heavily ingrained in American culture, symbolizing mobility and independence for many of us. Even those above the age of 65 account for some 40 million licensed drivers in the country. However, there are very real risks involved when it comes to seniors getting behind the wheel, and too many retire from driving due to fear of getting into accidents. Fortunately, the future of automated driving is here. We haven’t quite reached the peak of flying cars and ultra-fast…

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How technology can improve assisted living

How technology can improve assisted living

Families today are opting for assisted living facilities to help their family members in old age. For the elderly who live alone and far away from children and grandchildren, taking this step can be the best decision for health and safety reasons. Nevertheless, seniors may still face certain challenges when it comes to maintaining independence and social connections. Technology can step in to become a massive store of possibilities to help seniors overcome these challenges. Assisted living is a senior…

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5 ways to help your senior remember to take medication

5 ways to help your senior remember to take medication

Taking medicine can be a task on its own. We have all forgotten to take our medicine at some point in our lives. Unfortunately for seniors, forgetting to take their medicine regularly at a prescribed time can be dangerous. Our seniors may need the help and guidance of caregivers for taking their daily pills. Thankfully, there are many ways to how we can help our seniors establish their medicine routine. We can help them avoid skipped or double doses. Check…

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Why We Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons

Why We Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is a special day dedicated to remembering our seniors and all they have done and still do for us. People around the world celebrate it every year on October 1st to raise awareness about all issues that affect the elderly population with regards to anything from aging-associated diseases to ageism and elder abuse. The day has been established by the United Nations General Assembly. According to their website, there are currently 700 million people…

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