#ElderCareChat 11/6/13 Recap: Tech Tools for Seniors and Caregivers

During our live discussion on Wednesday (we were trending again!), 54 attendees talked about the latest and up-and-coming tech tools that are most valuable to seniors and caregivers.

Per a post from our friends at @eCaring, the top technology benefits reported ...

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The Senior Caregiver Toolbox

When you become a caregiver, there is no party to celebrate your new role, no packet that arrives in the mail to congratulate you, no professional who arrives at your home to inform you on what to do. When your ...

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#ElderCareChat 7/18/12 Recap: Technology & Caregiving

This week’s #ElderCareChat was a big one: after a short break (the July 4th holiday fell on our regularly scheduled 1st Wednesday chat), 59 participants were back in full force to talk about technology, and the volume of tweets pushed ...

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Aging in Place Technology: Race is On for Kinect Caregiving App

Laurie Orlov of the Aging in Place Technology Watch blog is keeping her eye on developers, anticipating a Kinect caregiving app to hit the market soon.

In her recent post she highlights two technologies: Skype and Kinect (which now belong ...

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Boomers & Seniors: How Does Your Garden Grow?

I remember my first garden. I was 12 years old and I really wanted my own space, so my parents gave me a small piece of ground around our mailbox. I remember picking out the plants I wanted and placing them in the dirt. And then I remember waiting, waiting, and waiting - rather impatiently - for the garden to grow. Being the type of kid that always read the end ...

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Social Security Benefits: When to Apply

Retirement planning may not be an easy task, but there are a number of useful tools that can expedite the process. One of these tools is the "break-even age" calculator, which helps prospective retirees determine their magic age for receiving Social Security benefits. For some, it might be best to wait a few years after reaching age 62; for others, getting started on day one of eligibility is the answer.
An ...

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