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October 16, 2016

An Innovation in Memory Care: Therapy Through Design

…time capsule of 1930s and ’40s small-town environments — even the paint-colors are authentically vintage. The centers are designed to put seniors with failing memories at ease, help connect them…

October 15, 2019

Accessibility at Our Chelsea Center

The Senior Planet Exploration Center in Chelsea strives to provide an accessible, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all visitors, participants, and patrons. We offer accessible facilities and programming that is…

April 20, 2018

Earth Day Q&A: Peter Harnik

would call to congressional offices and say, “Who can we talk to? Who’s your environmental legislative assistant?” And they would go, “What is environmental? What are you talking about?” Really…

May 4, 2017

How VR Could Break America’s Opioid Addiction

…combine the VR with biofeedback, creating environments that change according to a person’s physiological state. For example, Gromala and her colleagues have developed a virtual environment aimed at teaching mindfulness-based…

September 12, 2016

The Latest in Hearing Aids & Hearables

I wear a pair of hearing aids that cost more than $3,000 and don’t work well in noisy environments. I got them five years ago. Today, or in the very…

May 3, 2017

Accessibility at Our Plattsburgh Center

The Senior Planet Exploration Center in Plattsburgh strives to provide an accessible, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all visitors, participants, and patrons. We offer accessible facilities and programming that is…

April 17, 2019

Quiet, Please!!!

…of New York City (SONYC), it’s funded by a $4.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation and city health and environmental agencies. The project involves large-scale noise monitoring and…

December 27, 2016

A WW2 Vet Revisits the Town He Liberated — Without Leaving Home

…to create a truly immersive environment. Back in London, Mouque was outfitted with a VR headset that let him see the filmed environment in three dimensions. He could look up…

July 14, 2017

The Restaurant of Order Mistakes: Compassion or Mockery?

…to be in a slightly happier environment, I felt that we need to rethink about ‘tolerance’.” Patrons at the Restaurant of Order Mistakes in Tokyo got a truly unique dining…

March 8, 2019

Handling hearing loss

…personal loss. It’s not just the diminished sense of hearing – it’s also a loss of the connection to people and to the environment. These communication difficulties often lead to…

November 17, 2016

What “Active Seniors” Means Now

…not. It’s a world in which our generation’s ideals and values need to matter: taking care of the environment, peace with other nations, embracing those different from us, helping those…

February 20, 2017

Design for Aging: Jikka House

…a flattened mountain in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture, their set-up offers them the optimal environment for their plans: A place where they can care for older residents of the surrounding neighborhoods…

April 27, 2017

The Problem with Hearing Aids—and the Solutions

…still can’t distinguish speech in noisy environments; they experience poor sound quality or hear too much background noise. THE ANSWER There are several solutions to sound quality issues. If you…

September 13, 2017

Back to School: Free Online Courses 2017

Environment Do the Work Health issues like heart disease, diabetes and arthritis may seem like inevitable products of aging, but in fact they’re governed by lifestyle, not years. This course…

October 17, 2013

91 Countries Measure Up on Aging: How Do We Rank?

…Europe – Sweden, Norway, Germany, Netherlands; and North America – Canada, to be precise. Rankings are based on income security, health status, employment and education, and enabling environment. You can…