IGA034: Re-creating Senior Living With Technology Innovations

Summary:

We now live in a world where technology has become essential in the management of our lives. Despite the negative effects, technology has brought so many new capabilities and benefits. However, we can see pitifully few of these benefits when it comes to Senior living and senior care. Whether we are talking about independent living communities, assisted living facilities, traditional nursing homes, or memory care units, the tools, and solutions that could be used to further the convenience and capability of older citizens have remained essentially untapped. The senior living options show little evidence of the technological advances that surround us in our normal environments. Lee discusses this situation with Lisa Cini who has been working hard for more than 20 years to study how technology improve the lives of our parents and grandparents (and ourselves). Lisa has authored two books on the topic and provides excellent food for thought in this intriguing conversation.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • The 2 primary reasons people go into senior care facilities
  • How technology can be brought into the senior housing market for significant impact on convenience and care.
  • Several interesting and insightful examples of today’s technology which could improve senior living and senior care facilities.
    • Data mining
    • House sensors
    • Medication assistance
    • health monitoring devices

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IGA033: Inter-Generational Learning – Finding Teachers in Strange Places

Summary:

This episode delves into the concepts of Inter-Generational Learning (IGL). Inter-Generational Learning (IGL) is the oldest form of learning dating back to when the old taught the young how to create pictures on cave walls. Lee has recently had two intense experiences showing the immense value of IGL for both young and old. The telling of these experiences provides an educational and entertaining view of how Lee is “mixing it up” with the younger generations and what he (and they) are learning from the interactions. He starts off with his recent trip to Lake Placid, NY, where he meets up with an entirely different culture. The episode finishes with his considerations and ultimate signing up to be a member of a new gym where “kids” are training parkour skills. This episode will have you chuckling a bit, but more importantly, Lee hopes to inspire your own inter-generational experiences.

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This episode explores :

  • What younger people can teach us about getting older.
  • How to learn about getting older from the young.
  • Lee’s personal experiences engaging much younger people in his pursuit to understand life and aging.

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  • Lake Placid, NY trip descriptions – 6:14
  • Pivotal Parkour descriptions – 24:15
  • Winding Down (Reminders, Announcements) – 34:06

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  • Pivotal Parkour Website
  • If you are older than 50, you should have learned NOT to do this stuff. Kids are made of rubber. You are NOT.

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