GoGoGrandparent lets Elderly call an Uber without a smartphone

GoGoGrandparent lets Elderly call an Uber without a smartphone

Ever since Uber and other ridesharing apps came around, advocates for the elderly and disabled recognized rideshare as a concept that could greatly benefit older people who can no longer drive. But older people have missed out on the rideshare revolution so far because Uber and Lyft require a smartphone, a data plan, and the ability to use the app — all large barriers for older adults. GoGoGrandparent lets Elderly call an Uber without a smartphone GoGoGrandparent is a service that’s seeking to close the rideshare access gap by giving older people a way to access Uber and Lyft without a smartphone

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11 Books Which Expand the Outlook of Seniors

Senior woman reading book

Needless to say, there is nothing as interesting as reading a good book. They bring us to places we’ve never been to, motivate us to follow our deepest passions, but most importantly, help us understand the world we live in other ways. No matter how wise we think we are, reading a great book can only make us wiser. The more we read, the more we recognize how books bring people from different generations or walk paths together, improving our understanding of those minds we find it hard to connect with. It’s important to mention that recent studies conducted at

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Giving Back and Expanding Horizons through Volunteer Research

Group of seniors with laptop

With the added leisure time that comes in retirement, many seek out fresh ways to broaden their horizons. A new research laboratory at Harvard University offers a great opportunity to do just that. The Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences (DLABSS) gives people of all ages the chance to share their opinions on social science research questions. Cutting-Edge Research Lab  DLABSS is a unique and growing community. It has hosted over 130 studies, netting over 90,000 individual survey responses. Right now, there are more than 25,000 volunteers who respond to surveys on DLABSS. They come from all over the

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Top 11 Things To Help Your Grandchildren

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As a grandparent, you surely love your grandchildren. They are the little wonders of your children. A grandparent interacts the most with his grandchildren when their parents are ill, traveling or struggling to overcome life pressures. Grandparents help their children raise grandchildren. You often step in to help your grandchildren, whether it is with knowledge or material support. Your grandchildren are lucky to have you beside them, making them laugh, craft or write their assignments for school. Your physical proximity to your grandchildren and the frequency of interactions enhance the relationship between you and them. But how can you increase

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Treasuring Holiday Letters

Treasuring Holiday Letters

A tall stack of Kodak photos printed on shiny rectangular cards of a family of four sits stapled together with the corresponding holiday letter written with care by “mom” each year. She probably spent a lot of time crafting the ubiquitous yearly holiday letter and thought about what her intended message would be to those she sent cards to each December. The words paint a picture of accomplishments, changes, and reflections of the ups and downs of a year in a family’s life. An old card table is set up in the middle of the bedroom with a box containing

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Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving

Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a treasured holiday in the lives of most American families. Yet, because of the tendency to romanticize Thanksgiving Days gone by, we can set the bar of expectation so high that we're bound to experience stress when the reality doesn't match up to the expectation. Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving Here are five tips on reducing the stress level of Thanksgiving Day: 1. Manage Your Traditions. Thanksgiving family traditions are great, but if not managed, we can end up serving the tradition rather than the tradition serving us. So don't make the location or menu items the heart of

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How to Maximize Home Visits with Aging Parents

How to Maximize Home Visits with Aging Parents

If you are a long distance caregiver, or just don’t live close enough to visit your parents on a regular basis, you may not have enough time to evaluate how they are doing. Here are some ways to maximize your visits so that you get quality time but also check in on their ability to safely live independently. How to Maximize Home Visits with Aging Parents  Leave the House This may sound like an odd suggestion, but I worked with many families who were very close and the adult children visited regularly, however, they had no idea that their parent had a

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