As technology evolves and becomes more sophisticated, it can be leveraged to help seniors who are experiencing a health crisis. Specific programs can record the movements of the elderly, providing details such as eating and sleeping patterns. This information can be used to alert caregivers to physical or cognitive changes. These programs, which can be…

The title of world’s oldest person is a very prestigious one and reports this week there may be some conflict over this. This shouldn’t be a surprise – record keeping a hundred-plus years ago wasn’t what it is today. We’re talking about around the year 1900 – a year when The Wonderful Wizard of Oz…

According to new research, seniors may benefit from joining a choir. Singing together is an inexpensive, uplifting activity that has proven social benefits. Researchers at the University of California collaborated with the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services and the San Francisco Community Music Center to study the effects joining a choir had…

Police departments in several cities have set up phone systems to help care for the elderly. These systems ensure that seniors receive a phone call once or twice a day. These calls, which are automated, require that seniors confirm they are okay. Seniors can also request help if needed. Specific police departments, such as the…

Aging seniors may feel frustrated by an inability to travel and view the world. Excitedly, technology now offers a solution: virtual reality experiences. Virtual reality technology can provide seniors with an immersive, three-dimensional computer experience that lets them revisit their favorite places. Using footage from Google Maps, seniors can tour the world and enjoy nature…

Although retirement is a goal for many seniors, some people find retirement stressful. While some seniors enjoy the luxury of free time, others miss the discipline of the workday. Encore careers, or careers that begin in the second half of life, can provide a wonderful solution for some seniors. Encore careers are usually meaningful, flexible…

Intergenerational programs recognize the value different generations bring to each other. When old and young people spend time together, connections are often formed. Seniors frequently have the benefit of time, flexible schedules and life experience that can be invaluable to young people. Programs that utilize seniors as a resource for young people have been highly…

Aging doesn’t have to be a drag.  Especially for those who have good health and are working hard all the time to maintain that.  After all, one does not have to go to the office 9-5 anymore so has a lot of time. This attitude is definitely employed in Edmonton.  One example being the recent…

In this video, elderly people give millennials life advice. The first guy says it’s pretty simple: have fun in life. Because if you don’t do that, one of them purports, “’aint nothin’ happenin’.” The presenter sounds like a character from Disney but other than that, this video is proof that senior citizens certainly have a…

This month — under the auspices of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) – the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) is beginning a national study on elderly people in Brunei.  The study will assess the various parts of the ageing population in order to effectively “implement social and economic policies to address their problems.”  CARe’s Dr….

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