Over the last few years, both in the US and the UK (and no doubt in other countries too) organized efforts have been made to bridge the generational gap. In this article, we look at two of these: one from the US and the other from the UK. The first, involves a student from America’s…

Just because a person is in the twilight of his/her life does not mean he/she should not enjoy all the amazing technological developments that have manifested during his/her lifetime. The stereotype that older citizens do not enjoy nor understand “new-fangled gadgets” or want to, is ageist, and should be dismissed handily. There are lots of…

Valentine’s Day is coming up and even though seniors may look different, inside – as many of them will tell you – they still feel like they’re 21 again.  And, as any 21 will tell you, Valentine’s Day is an utterly important and anticipated event in their lives. So, given the obvious challenges (including: death…

Whereas we usually try to tell our children to get off their screens and go do something else instead, for seniors the message is quite antithetical.  It’s actually beneficial for the elderly to figure out how to use technology. Given that a Pew Research Study conducted earlier this year found that 85 percent of American…

Here is an idea you can really sink your teeth into: Fast 3D denture printing! A Chinese company named Porimy offers perfectly customized dentures using their unique technology which quickly creates 3D-printed dentures in just one week. For conventional dentures people visit their dentist many times over several weeks in order to have their dentures…

Timeless is a new app developed by a 14-year-old girl named Emma Yang designed to help people with Alzheimer’s cope better with appointments, social interactions and more, to ultimately improve and maintain their quality of life. Ms. Yang was inspired to do something for Alzheimer’s patients when you witnessed the decline of cognitive function, especially…

One of the most common cause of injury to seniors are falls. As people age and become weak their balance becomes compromised, so the prospect of falling looms ever present. Falls can often lead to serious injury, such as broken bones, which can take a long time to heal, or lacerations, that can lead to…

One of the challenges of aging is isolation.  As the elderly start dying, those who remain are left with fewer friends and peers.  In addition, transportation often becomes more difficult and for those who only have friends who do not live locally, they are likely to end up feeling quite isolated. In Maine, there have…

Florida Sen. Rene Garcia has always been very committed to issues relating to seniors (as well as families).  Having participated in the Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee he is no stranger to the importance of this demographic. Now, as Chairman of the committee that investigates issues concerning seniors and children, he is illustrating…

A new company has decided to fight obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a myriad of other rampant health problems by bringing boxes of health boosting and life-prolonging foods right to their customers door. Superfood Box seeks to guide consumers to a more healthy and balanced eating plan using foods from everywhere in the world….

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