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How Smart Cities Can Make Seniors Independent?

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To ensure #SmartCities are correctly constructed for the elderly, it is necessary to include them in the planning phase. Young people cannot understand the issues faced by the elderly. such as climbing up the stairs or walking on an uneven sidewalk.

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Don Norman On How Design Fails Older Consumers

Don Norman On How Design Fails Older Consumers

More people than ever are living long, healthy lives. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average life expectancy is 78.6 years for men and 81.1 for women. More relevant, however, is that as people grow older, their total life expectancy increases. So for those who are now 65, the average life expectancy is 83 for…

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The Importance of Inclusive Tech for Seniors: A Conversation with the CTA Foundation

The Importance of Inclusive Tech for Seniors: A Conversation with the CTA Foundation

Whether for work or personal enjoyment, reading has long-lasting social and cognitive benefits. However, for seniors experiencing barriers to reading such as low vision or a physical impairment, using traditional print materials is a struggle, if not impossible. Benetech’s growing library of over 685,000 accessible titles, Bookshare, enables seniors to read in ways that work for them, choosing from a…

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Building Age-Friendly Smart City Communities

Screenshot-2018-5-10 Building Age-Friendly Communities – YouTube

Building Age-Friendly Smart City Communities   Hear what members of our community want in an age-friendly community. Affordable housing and transportation, access to health care and social activities, respect and much more.   Thank you to Tufts Health Plan Foundation Boston Neighborhood Network, Ethos and Massachusetts Senior Action Council for their help in producing this video.

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Age-Friendly Smart Cities

Screenshot-2018-5-10 Age-friendly cities help seniors shine through their golden years

Age-friendly cities help seniors shine through their golden years Cities are great places for young people, but they’re also wonderful places to spend your entire life. In fact, more and more people are staying in cities for good, and enjoying their retirement in a vibrant atmosphere. As a result, cities are taking senior-friendliness seriously. They need to provide residents with…

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What Can Smart Cities Do To Meet Growing Needs Of Aging

Aging Population Will Cause Significant Strain for Texas. Time to Act Now. | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Every day the population of the United States, including Texas, is getting older. This poses important challenges to Social Security, Medicare and a host of state and local programs. In fact, the Census Bureau recently announced that it projects there will be more older people than children in the United States by 2035. We can’t afford to wait 17 years…

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