Boomer-Senior Tech Business

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

Solving Japan's age-old problem

Including PARO, the robotic pet, Cyberdyne's HAL, and graveyard webcams.

03/20/2010

Senior housing trends for the next 10 years -- what's the starting date?

Predicting the senior housing future -- it makes you think.  A blog post originally written by Eric Schubert (of Twin Cities senior housing provider Ecumen) caught my eye today -- talking about the 10 senior housing development trends for the next 10 years. The trend list included: sustainable design, universal design, technology, age of amenities, at-home services, NORCs and virtual villages, empowerment, memory care, and new ways of financing. Can't argue with any of that, especially since aging in place has become a buzzword that underpins many of the above markets. >>> Read more . . .

Aging Technology Alliance Forms

03/15/2010

“AGING TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE” FORMED BY
CONSORTIUM OF HOME HEALTH TECH COMPANIES

Group aims to become the world’s leading aging-focused technology consortium >>> Read more . . .

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
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