#ElderCareChat 4/20/16 Recap: Technology and Aging

shutterstock_60268300In the latest installment of #ElderCareChat, 39 participants discussed the benefits of current and in-the-pipeline technology tools for seniors and caregivers. Connie Chow (@DailyCaring on Twitter) was our featured guest during the live hour.

Connie is a founder of DailyCaring, a website and daily email newsletter with free, practical caregiving tips that help families caring for older adults. Brief daily emails deliver the latest solutions to top caregiving challenges. DailyCaring’s advice has been featured in The Huffington Post, About.com, BlogHer, Sixty+Me, and more. She was inspired to start DailyCaring because of her own experience as a hands-on caregiver to her grandmother for nearly 20 years. Connie knows firsthand how tough the job is and how important support is — especially in the form of practical solutions, useful resources, and positive attitude.

Discussion questions are embedded in this Storify presentation, which mainly features the tweets of our guest, @DailyCaring. Be sure to review all the insights shared via the transcript link, found below the visual recap:

Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared in the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for connecting us to this invaluable service). Analytics — the who’s who of attendees and how many tweets went out during the live hour — are available too.

We offer a “landing page” on our blog with information about the upcoming chat, including proposed discussion questions. Refer to this page for the latest.

Our next chat will be held on Wednesday, May 4th at 1ET. If you are interested in serving as a guest expert for a future chat, please reach out to Michelle Seitzer via the @OurParents Twitter handle for further details.

Please note: We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.

Connect with us: If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.

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