Boomer-Senior Tech Business

Possible business investment area for boomer and aging technology product and service vendors

10 senior housing developments for the next 10 years

Sustainable design, universal design, technology, age of amenities, at-home services, NORCs and virtual villages, empowerment, memory care, and new ways of financing.

03/15/2010

Does advocacy complexity hide products from beneficiaries?

A trip down advocacy lane. Whew. I just came back from downtown Washington DC, where I was within a short walk of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the organization that sponsors the certification for aging in place -- CAPS. But of course, if I turned in any direction, my head was spinning -- there was the Association of This and the Society of That, the Center for Shared Prioritization of An Agenda For Now, and the Advocates for Advocacy of Something Else. >>> Read more . . .

Virtual senior center in NYC

SelfHelp launches virtual senior center for 6 homebound New Yorkers.

03/07/2010

Effort beyond task

The dog days of February -- effort beyond task.  I was in a assisted living/nursing home last week and saw the same golden retriever dog (whose master is the ever-cheerful maintenance guy) and down another hall, a snoozing cat. Here's something I've not seen surveyed -- what percentage of senior housing organizations permit and even encourage pets on the premises and in the presence of seniors?  If you know the answer to this question, please contact me! I view the presence of a house pet (and not just the caged birds) as an indicator of effort beyond task -- making me hope that's true of every aspect. >>> Read more . . .

AARP studies DC seniors who join aging-in-place networks

A recent AARP study of D.C. seniors who joined "aging-in-place" networks say the move has made them feel more engaged in their communities and more comfortable with their decision to stay in their homes.

02/25/2010

Easy-to-Use Products for the Technophobe

Kiplinger Retirement Letter describes products for older people.

02/20/2010

Mining the golden years

Canadians want to remain in their homes as long as they can -- as noted here, a $20 billion market by 2020.

02/19/2010

Pump up the boomer volume on tech hype

CNBC wants to believe boomers represent big business. Tom Brokaw says it is so about 'boomer$' -- in a book and a CNBC upcoming TV special. Since baby boomers are 'history's wealthiest and most influential generation', it must have made sense to send CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau chief Jim Goldman out to sniff out boomer tolerance for technology -- especially given the Microsoft-AARP 2009 conversational focus group study about Boomers and Technology (to sum that up -- boomers like technology, but want it to be more intuitive.) >>> Read more . . .

Boomer Technology is Big Business

Analysis of the trend of boomers to spend money on and learn new technologies.

02/17/2010

Older Entrepreneurs Target Peers

About RetiredBrains.com -- job board for older Americans.

02/16/2010
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