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Month: May 2018

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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