Episode 6: Technology Tools that Can Improve Life as We Age
Dec 6th, 2020 by Ruth Frost Parker Center
In this episode, we look at a number of technologies that can significantly improve our lives. First we talk to Debbie about her enthusiasm for Stitch.net – a website for people over 50, that she uses to make friends. Then we hear from Frances about Nesterly, a new program that is being used in Boston and Columbus, to carefully match older people who have space in their home, with younger people who need a more affordable place to live. John and Beth talk about food delivery apps such as Instacart, and transportation apps such as Uber and Lyft. Next we hear how Allen uses his Apple Watch in multiple ways to make life safer, more efficient and fun. And finally, we hear from Frieda about how she is helping to implement the use of smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo Dot, to improve the lives of older low income residents.