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Beyond Facebook -- finding other ways to share

Once upon a time, there were photo albums. You know, the kind that have leather-like binders, with plastic covers for the prints. People would buy extra prints for their friends and relatives after a big event like a wedding (remember wedding albums?). Binders would fill bookshelves (remember bookshelves? They once held books). Then along came Facebook so that families could keep up with each other’s kid and dog photos. A study in 2013 noted that this was a bit worrisome -- "people don’t relate well to those constantly sharing photos of themselves." How quaint. It turns out that populations don’t relate well to sharing of political slams, holocaust denials and incitement of riots and genocide. Defensive in the face of the WSJ series, though, Facebook insists things are under control. 

Five intriguing new offerings for older adults

Innovation is booming in categories to help older adults.   Perhaps it’s not surprising that innovation focused on older adults is ramping up – mitigating issues of social isolation, wander risk and safety, engagement, caregiving, financial management and many other categories. Not only was last year a bad year for older adult life expectancy at 65, the older adult (65+) population is still growing and a sizable number, particularly women, will live an average of nearly 20 additional years.

What’s Next Longevity Business Academy Introduces Virtual Learning Program

04/17/2021

Mary Furlong and Associates What’s Next Longevity Business Academy Introduces Virtual Learning Program:

Spring Programming to Focus on Growth Strategies for Longevity Market

 

Oasis Everywhere Offers Refuge from Social Isolation for Older Adults Nationwide

01/14/2021

January 14, 2021 – The Oasis Institute, a nonprofit educational
organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults ages 50+, has
announced the launch of Oasis Everywhere, a virtual lifelong learning
platform with an expansive menu of online classes aimed to provide seniors
with social connections and enrichment as they continue to shelter in their
homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five technologies for older adults November 2020

November – the month for giving thanks -- remotely.  It was a strange Thanksgiving for many – staying (stuck?) in place with Zoom, FaceTime -- and few place settings. Worse, for many older adults, isolation is a worsening health issue that we will hear more about as shutdowns continue and shut-in becomes the virtual norm.  In November, a long report (the third of 2020) called The Future of Remote Care Technology and Older Adults was published, the result of 30 interviews with executives from organizations large and very small. Here are five companies drawn from the report and beyond – all material is from the company websites:

Zelle® Partners with Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)

05/21/2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator behind Zelle®, today announced the release of a free curriculum of e-learning classes aimed at older Americans. These classes are developed through a partnership with social change nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). OATS online, interactive courses, offered through its award-winning technology training program, Senior Planet, educate older adults on safe digital banking habits, including how to use person-to-person (P2P) payments.

Familink reveals photo frame to instantaneous share with seniors

05/28/2020

Seniors can see photos uploaded by family and friends, without any tech or connection required

Dedicated to helping non-connected people share moments, Familink has just launched their photo frame. Family and friends can instantaneously send pictures to the Familink photo frame, making picture sharing fun, easy, and uncomplicated for seniors. 

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