My Grandfather is almost 93 and legally blind. Help me keep him entertained! [more inside]
My friend is faced with moving her mother to a 'Senior Living Home'. (Connecticut) A lot of factors led to this; tests and professional advice, safety concerns, Mom's reluctant consent etc. Daughter understands all this, and will be relieved by her Mom's move to full-time care, but at the same time feels devastated taking this action. Abandonment, loss of memory and communication...... While other family members have visited the location and are happy with it, we will be visiting soon for the first time. 1. What should we consider? Where can a consumer look for possible violations or complaints? 2. I never had to face this. How can I support her?
My partner and I are pregnant and looking for a place to make our permanent home. The sitch? My parents are coming with us. And while we think it's pretty awesome of them, it's making location hunting that much more complicated. [more inside]
I'm about to introduce an older deaf man who is not good at learning new technology (but is quite smart) to a new iPhone running OS 7. I am looking for some good advice on how I can help him master use of the device for his needs. [more inside]
I will be helping an elderly relative prepare legal documents. It seems like LegalZoom is a helpful and convenient resource for setting these up. Am I missing something? [more inside]
My mom's current gentleman companion, "Fred", works out of his home as a metallurgist/jeweler. He has been making Southwestern style jewelry for decades, and from what I can tell he is very talented. He also makes gorgeous knives and tomahawks. He is older, not particularly tech-savvy, and he is having trouble making ends meet. Help me to help Fred become more successful. [more inside]
I'm involved with a college radio station, and we'd like to get presents for or do something for the graduating folks. The problem is, none of us have any ideas. What are some awesome music or radio-themed things we could buy or arrange? What sorts of things would you have loved to get or do as a graduating senior?
Ubuntu for the elderly? [more inside]
Best simple cell phone for a senior citizen? [more inside]
How to start an old age home for seniors in India? [more inside]
Once my iPad 3 arrives this Friday, I'm planning on giving my 1st generation iPad to my parents. They're both in their 60s and fairly computer illiterate. I've tried to teach them the basics, but what apps or websites could I pre-install on the iPad when I give it to them to help them learn at their own pace? Bonus question; Dad likes soccer and I don't, so what's your recommendation for the best soccer apps to put on there? [more inside]
Seniors in Paris! My super thrifty seventy-something parents are going to Paris for a week. Help them figure out what and where to see, do, eat, and stroll during their visit. [more inside]
Help us help my mom make friends, find a social outlet and generally find some joy around Dallas, TX. [more inside]
Grandma needs a new camera and I'd really like to switch her over to a digital camera. But are there any cameras built for seniors? [more inside]
A certain person I'm married to has reached a certain age. I know that some seniors discounts start at age 65, some at age 60, and some even start at age 55. Is there a listing somewhere of what discounts are available and at what age they begin? [more inside]
I am giving a small help session on "cell phone use for seniors" tonight. Help me put together my presentation. Complicating detail inside. [more inside]
Recommendations of recent console games for a library collection that would appeal to seniors. [more inside]
What are the options for residential care for a senior in the north of England? [more inside]
My mom and step dad will shortly be needing a new computer and are planning on shopping this weekend. . . . [more inside]
Any great Wii games for senior types? [more inside]
I need recommendations for computer games suitable for my mum, who is getting on in years. [more inside]
Politically correct ways of referring to older people? Those over 50-60? Any suggestions should work in all western countries (i.e. not just the US and/or UK). Thanks!
Two questions, really: specifically, how can I get my aunt with vascular dementia to recognize that she needs help and can no longer live alone? And generally, I'm looking for blogs and support forums on dealing with people with dementia. [more inside]
Famous philosophers who taught philosophy well into their eigthies or nineties? [more inside]
ISO ideas and hints for planning successful vacation with brainy, very (very) anxious widowed mother (mine) who is active, nervous, and 76. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any adaptive devices for someone who enjoys computers, but suffers from severe arthritis in his hands? [more inside]
Why is the Suzuki Aerio, and in particular the hatchback, overwhelming driven by senior citizens?
My parents are seniors who, assuming their good health continues, will be able to drive for another 10 years or so. They're about to buy what will presumably be their last vehicle. In addition to the standard points to consider when choosing it, are there any factors associated with aging for them to keep in mind as they’re shopping? [more inside]
What can I do to continue recieivng SSI and Medicaid benefits if I received a lump sum insurance proceeds? [more inside]
Which medical alert service for independent seniors do you recommend, and why? [more inside]
Help me stay sane and maybe have some fun while living in Chicago with my 81-year-old grandmother and a 10pm curfew. [more inside]
DentureFilter: I need gift ideas for my elderly grandad. For father's day i am going to visit him. He's 90 years old and starting to feel like it, i try to give him stuff to make his life easier when i visit (things like a portable phone, new space heater). [more inside]