technology for seniors

Never Lose Your Keys Again

Posted on 09/27/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyRejoice. Now you can stick a small tag on to all those things that seem to wander off or hide themselves — like your keys, computer or purse — and track them down with a smartphone app. The tags send a signal with a range up to 150 feet, using Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Your phone is always “listening” for it. Some tags beep, buzz or blink when you mark an item “lost” from your phone. Keys under a couch …

AARP and Senior TechRALLY a Perfect Match

Posted on 10/12/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

TechnologyHappy FRIDAY!  Jenn here from the AARP Illinois Communications Team. This week I’m going to tell you about one of the most fun events I’ve ever been a part of in my 6 years at AARP — The Senior TechRALLY™ Senior TechRALLY™ is a full-day workshop on how to use smartphones and tablets, but anyone who attends can tell you that it’s SO MUCH MORE than that! TechRALLY starts off with the absolute basics,  but by the end of the …

Part II: A Caregiver’s Christmas Wish List

Posted on 12/14/2011 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingWhile the intangibles in my Caregiver’s Christmas Wish List post last week are at the top of my list, there are, of course, some pretty darn tangible items I’d also love to have as a caregiver! Here is a sampling of items most caregivers yearn for, Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney with these goodies: 1. A new car (might as well start big!): OK I’d love to have a new little red sports car, but what I need desperately …