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Technology, Accessibility & Transportation

Every day there are new devices, services and software geared toward the burgeoning population of elders—most of whom reportedly want to remain at home in the community. But which “smart home” technology actually works to help elders remain home longer? What’s the latest in volunteer car sharing or green building near transportation hubs? What about co-housing for women living alone? How long can someone with dementia remain on their own? At what point can older adults no longer drive? Our members are in the field testing models and passing the results along to you. Check this topic page often, as this realm is ever-changing. 

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Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence: The Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST) brings together professionals working with older adults who have lifelong and late-life physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities and whose ability to function independently is threatened or compromised.

 

The “Walker” is the Goal

posted 08.28.2015

By Constance Cassell

You know the old saying: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Isn’t it a bit insane that we continue to build and remodel homes that are not designed to age in place?

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Personal Genomic Tests for Healthy Aging: Neither Feast nor Foul

posted 05.01.2015

By Colleen M. McBride

On the cutting edge of the self-empowered aging trend are those who wish to delve into their own DNA for clues about their future health. Thanks to technological developments, low-cost genetic tests are now available for as little as $100. The dirty little secret, however, is that the results of such tests rarely prompt even the most health conscious people to make changes in entrenched lifestyle habits.


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Get Into the Act: Submit a Story or Picture for Older Americans Month

posted 04.29.2015

Every May we celebrate Older Americans Month in order to acknowledge and recognize the contributions older Americans make to the nation. This year, the Administration for Community Living has chosen the theme Get into the Act to spotlight the ways in which older adults are taking charge of their health, remaining engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others.

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