Facebook’s For Older Adults, Too!

"You will always be surrounded by true friends." Happy Older Americans Month! Do you think technology's just for the young? Nope. There's an upward trend in those 65 and up to connect via social networks. Apparently, senior users love to be on Facebook for "surveillance" purposes--to see how kids and grandkids are doing. I think the communication can go both ways. Find out how your favorite older adult is doing by looking online! Fun fact: Chatting and wall posting are primary activities … [Read more...]

Senior Living, Star-Trek Style

"Tomorrow your creative side will shine forth with exceptional ideas." Okay, maybe not exactly like¬†Star Trek, but there are some cool developments for senior living. When your entire apartment is a medical monitor, can robust health be maintained? One new live-in-laboratory in Texas examines this idea. It boasts amenities, like: face recognition software (to analyze skin color and potential health issues) keyless entry sensors-studded floor (monitors the body 50 times a … [Read more...]