A not-so-complimentary NY Times hands-on review of the AARP RealPad.
Using the new feature is as easy as saying "Alexa, read [book title]."
Creating a dementia caregiver ecosystem -- possibly underpinned with technology that includes the caregiver.
Maine is the oldest state in the nation -- thus research on tech for seniors.
Development, validation, commercialization, dissemination, adoption of products & services.
Updated: (01-29-2015) Technology Market Overview Report Click here
Published: (06-20-2014) Challenging Innovators 2014 Report Click here
Published (03-08-2013) Next Generation Response Systems Click here
Updated (8-25-2012) Aging and Health Technology Report Click here
Updated (7-31-2012) The Future of Home Care Technology Click here
Published (2-14-2012) Linkage Technology Survey Age 65-100 Report Click here
Published (4-29-2011) Connected Living for Social Aging Report Click here
Boston, MA, June 16 - July 7, 2015
Washington, DC, July 20, 2015
Health 2.0, Santa Clara, CA, October, 2015
This term is used as a categorization of articles and posts about emerging types of housing -- for example, NORCs, Virtual Villages and Co-housing -- that may be the preferred alternatives for baby boomers and beyond.
Retirees who use retirement money to pay housing costs face disaster. Read more ... about More older Americans being buried by housing debt
Most of 4000 baby boomers surveyed don’t plan to move, and if they do, they don’t necessarily plan to downsize. Read more ... about Some aging Baby Boomers will upsize, not downsize, if they move at all, poll finds
Read more ... about New Avenue -- Building for Tomorrow
CCRC (one) sees future as 'Angie's List of Senior Living.' Lots of talk about this forever, but still virtually none are offering virtual senior living. Read more ... about CCRC Sees Future as Angie’s List of Senior Living
Buy a lower-maintenance home, work part-time in retirement. Read more ... about 57% of Baby boomers want to move out of their current house
As childless people age, it raises questions of who will care for them, as well as issues of housing arrangements. Read more ... about The childless plan for their fading days
Beacon Hill Village created a concept out of need... Last week a PBS broadcast was dedicated to the topic of aging in place within the pioneer community of the ‘Village’ movement – Beacon Hill Village, launched 12 years ago by Judy Willett to help seniors stay in their homes longer. Read more ... about The Village Movement -- as it grows, grow the tech depth as well
Are there positive signs for the senior housing industry? Read more ... about As Housing Market Thaws, Seniors Once Again Willing to Move
Groundhog Day --the future resurfaces regularly. The UK media just discovered the granny pod, four years after a similar granny cottage concept appeared, And this new discovery comes three years after AARP discovered MedCottage, which AARP described as a portable alternative to nursing homes (seriously, folks?). Ditto on companion robots (including the ever-popular Paro) from the same UK article. Can you believe it? Companion robots are just around the corner, and the future is just ahead. Says the Financial Times writer: "People are living longer and the result, according to the UN, is that there will be two billion people aged over 60 worldwide by 2050." Let’s see, doth a projection 37 years from now a market make? Even if you buy that being over 60 constitutes a candidate customer for a MedCottage or companion robot (seriously?), it must be just too hard to find a number of how many would benefit today. That’s because caregiving robots of today are still in the experimental stage (even though nurses may prefer them to people). Read more ... about The future of aging is more newsworthy than the present
Continuing care (CCRC) without walls -- in your own home. Read more ... about A choice of community care but in your own home
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