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About this blog: I developed a special interest in helping seniors with their challenges and transitions when my dad had a stroke and I helped him through all the various stages of downsizing, packing, moving and finding an assisted living communi... (More)
About this blog: I developed a special interest in helping seniors with their challenges and transitions when my dad had a stroke and I helped him through all the various stages of downsizing, packing, moving and finding an assisted living community. I live in Palo Alto with my wife and we have three grown children, one still in college. I have been in the Bay Area since 1977 (except for seven years in Newton MA — just missed all that snow too much.) I've worked in sales and marketing in retirement communities for seven years, and have hired and managed home care workers for family members, and have a pretty good idea of how aging in place, or shopping for and selecting the right retirement community works. I now run my own business, Palo Alto Senior Living, providing real estate and senior transition services. This blog is designed to share my experiences, insight and knowledge with seniors and their baby boomer kids and provide useful information to help develop a roadmap for smooth transitions or aging in place. I welcome readers to share their experiences, both good and not-so-good, in the hope that we all can benefit from each other. (Hide)
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The Assistive Technology course kicks off it's 12th year with an overview of the course today Jan 9th at 4:30pm on campus. Seniors from the greater community are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions. The program is run by David L. Jaffe, MS Stanford University - Mechanical Engineering Design Group and encourages seniors to participate.
From the AT newsletter:
Perspectives in Assistive Technology is a Winter Quarter Stanford course - now in its twelfth year - that explores the design, development, and use of assistive technology that benefits people with disabilities and older adults. It consists of semi-weekly classroom discussions; lectures by notable professionals, clinicians, and assistive technology users; tours of local medical, clinical, and engineering facilities; student project presentations and demonstrations; an assistive technology faire; and a film screening.
Attend a lecture - The schedule of guest lectures has been finalized. Class sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:50pm starting Tuesday, January 9th and are open to the greater Stanford community. You are most welcome to sit in on any class sessions that interest you. You need not be a Stanford student and there is no required signup, enrollment, or charge. The class will meet in a large, tiered, accessible classroom on campus in the Thornton Center, adjacent to the Terman Fountain and near the Roble Gym, the same venue as last year.
Suggestions for automotive / driving projects - For the Spring Quarter Mechanical Engineering senior capstone course, Mr Jaffe is seeking student project suggestions related to automobiles or driving: real problems experienced by an individual with a disability or an older adult in the local community that affects their ability to drive or otherwise access transportation. Other suggestions that broadly relate to walking or mobility are also welcome. Please email your problem description and important features of what a solution should do (but not how to achieve them, as that will be addressed by the students) to [email protected]
Hope to see you there.