It turns out that you don’t need to find the fountain of youth to stay young, you just need to look for it. That’s right, traveling is not only one of life’s greatest pleasures, but it keeps our minds and bodies in tip-top shape. As many retirees have discovered, “travel” is the answer to “What…

One would be justified in making the assumption that WeChat – China’s cross-platform and IM application – is mainly used by the millennials. But this video shows that increasing numbers of the senior population are using it. Still, that percentage is very low but if seniors encourage others to use it, it could be a…

Putting his ‘nerd’ qualities to good use for seniors, is Nicholas Roth, founder and creator of Teach All Tech. Understanding the benefits of technology and how it facilitates everyday life activities, Roth is there to help seniors – who often get left behind in the technology sector – take advantage of the latest gadgets. Currently…

In a Woman’s Day article from a couple of years ago, Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen put together a list of 10 things to do to facilitate aging gracefully. She first pointed out that why we are often told that it’s all about genetics, in some cases it is only around 25% connected to what our parents had…

Historically, robots have been used in many ways to benefit the senior population. Now, another new use is being put to works thanks to the Loomo bot. Last month, developers were approached by Segway Robotics to glean ideas on how the Loomo bot can be beneficial to the elderly population in Singapore. Given that by…

Intuition Robotics recently announced their latest robot that seeks to enhance the quality of life for the elderly population. This AI-based robot companion – ElliQ – is unique in that it “seamlessly enables older adults to use a vast array of technologies, including video chats, online games and social media to connect with families and…

As the senior population of the United States continues to grow, the high-tech sector is developing new products to enhance their lives and that of their loved ones. Experts predict that by the end of 2017 the market for technology geared to the elderly should be valued at about $30 billion. Many of those products…

Sometimes, the elderly can be quite an entertaining bunch. That certainly was the case recently in Turkey! A group of five male seniors got together and slid down a hill in Erzurum Province. Using plastic bowls (that are usually just used for clothes-washing), five white-haired seniors raced down a snowy hill in Bas Cakmaklar, a…

Getting older isn’t just about how long you can live, but about how well you can live. Here are a few bits of advice that are guaranteed to lift your spirits, and even lengthen your life. Did you retire and now feel a loss with what to do with your time? Try employment on a…

The good news is that the longer we live, the happier we are lucky to be, according to the results of a growing body of research. Susan Turk Charles, a researcher on aging and mental health at the University of California, Irvine, said that her findings show that happiness and emotional well-being get better with…

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