Independent Living Residents Trade Meetings at the Pub for Chats Via Zoom

The regular cocktail hour at Wichita Presbyterian Manor is one of Bob Reinke’s favorite times of day. As many as 20 residents typically gather around 5 p.m. in the “pub,” where they keep their libations of choice in individual storage lockers.When the community instituted social distancing guidelines, Bob found a way to continue the tradition.“I was the one that decided to get them in on the Zoom,” Bob said.Bob began using the videoconferencing application Zoom with...
June 16, 2020

8 Ways to Preserve Your Family Memories

How to save precious images so future generations can enjoy them [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Claire Zulkey for Next AvenueDoes that box of unsorted family photos in your closet give you a gnawing feeling? Always wonder what you’re supposed to do with your old slides? Make it a winter project to organize and annotate your family images and records, not just for your current family but for future generations.
March 19, 2018

Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?

The prospect of aging can conjure up a multitude of horrors — a mind stolen by dementia, a body debilitated by illness, a soul crushed by social isolation. For most, fear of falling would be well down the list.
November 26, 2017

The Amazing Technology That Could Change How We Age

“Future tech will increase older people’s independence and help relieve the health services,” says Naomi Climer. [Photo credit: Getty Images][/caption]Pop quiz: When you think about how technology will personally impact your life over the next 10 to 20 years, which of these things do you envision as being part of that evolution?
August 8, 2017

Vision technology helps resident with independence

When Donna Berner moved to the Westerly Residences recently, her chronic vision problems became even more of a challenge. She struggled to learn her new surroundings and meet people. “Trying to meet neighbors and make friends is a lot harder when you can’t see their faces." As a result, Donna felt detached from the community around her.
July 25, 2017