New Senior Technologies Highlighted at AARP Conference

At last month’s AARP Life@50+ national convention, a competition among health-focused start-ups was a highlight of the conference. The LivePitch event allowed competition finalists to present brief start-up pitches to a nationwide audience. To be eligible for the competition, companies must be focused upon consumer-oriented, technology-based health solutions for a “50 and over” market, and must be prepared to launch their service or program within the next 18 months. In her regular aging in place technology blog, Laurie Orlov reviewed several of the more promising innovations geared toward seniors. They include the following: AlzhUp. Designed as a mobile app for seniors and their care teams,

Think Purple for National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is now national Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Previously commemorated in September, this month is dedicated to increasing awareness of the millions of individuals throughout the world who are affected by dementia, as well as their family members. If you see more purple this month when you are out and about, that is because this color is associated with Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Local chapters across the country are commemorating the month by wearing purple ribbons, posting purple icons on their social media accounts. Thousands of individuals will be sporting purple attire on Sunday, June 21. Known as The Longest Day®, it remind

Homebound Seniors Have Increased Medical Woes, Health Costs

A recent article in U.S. News & World Report summarized the findings of a medical research study on older adults who are homebound. “2 Million Elderly Americans Were Homebound in 2011,” the June 3 article revealed. Senior shut-ins were defined as “homebound” if they had not left the house in the past month and “mostly homebound” if they had rarely left the house in the same time period. Two million represents approximately 6% of the senior, community-based Medicare population, a figure significantly greater than the estimated 1.4 million nursing home residents. Being able to age in place at home is a valued way in which to spend one’s senior years. Being homebound, however, is not. The study

8 Dimensions of Wellness: Cupertino Health Fair Offers Resources to Seniors

This weekend, residents of the greater Cupertino area may be interested in checking out one of the region’s best annual health fairs. The Forum at Rancho San Antonio is hosting its 12th annual health fair on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme: “The Eight Dimensions of Wellness.” A recent article in the Los Altos Town Crier highlighted the upcoming health fair, which sounds as relevant and eventful as in previous years. More than 60 vendors were present at last year’s event. In the above photo, representatives from the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence share information with a Forum resident. (Photo reprinted from Los Altos Town Crier, courtesy of Jean Newton.) This ye

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