LinkedAge, la red social para abuelos


ABOUT THE PROJECT

LinkedAge is a communication tool that serves elderly to exchange the accomodation facilities in different regions over the world, to create networks, increase mobility and promote social inclusion of elderly.

LinkedAge

Communication platform LINKEDAGE provides global logistic facility for networking, creates a tool for extend mobility for elderly. It opens wide possibilities for accessibility to social infrastructure in the variety of destinations supported by diversified social services. Together with the increased visibility of different culture structures it presents leverage for higher quality of life for elderly.

It is an ICT tool with the objective to support networks and meet social objectives by extention of the activation period of elderly. With the exchange of place and area of living their independency period can be prolonged without being dependent on “external” support provided by relatives or nursing personnel. Consequently, with the activities of exchange and the extention of activation period, the period of dependency and of possible extra social costs and costs of national social and health system would be decreased.

With LinkedAge platform elderly may participate in the process of creation of new products for better services and consequently, to better quality and improved standard of social services provided in the region. It enables an exchange of good practices and the transfer of positive experiences from one area to another. Therefore the objective of promotion of the same or similar level of services for comparable groups of population will be achieved.

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From noticing to insight

There are a lot of ways to have insights, from quieting your mind to cultivating happiness all around you. Yet it doesn’t stop there, these are conditions that contribute to having insights. But what about active insight recognition?

That’s where observation comes in. Engaging one’s attention, not just seeing, contributes to the ability to make distinctions and then wondering why those distinctions exist.

For example have you noticed that some people, especially women, sit very close to the wheel of the car as if almost driving with their teeth? This can be attributed to many things such as their height, but that’s not entirely true. Elderly people come to mind when thinking about this but they have some physical limitations such as strength, shortsightedness and height. So why do some people drive almost with their teeth?


There are a lot of ways to have insights, from quieting your mind to cultivating happiness all around you. Yet it doesn’t stop there, these are conditions that contribute to having insights. But what about active insight recognition?

That’s where observation comes in. Engaging one’s attention, not just seeing, contributes to the ability to make distinctions and then wondering why those distinctions exist.

For example have you noticed that some people, especially women, sit very close to the wheel of the car as if almost driving with their teeth? This can be attributed to many things such as their height, but that’s not entirely true. Elderly people come to mind when thinking about this but they have  some physical limitations such as strength, shortsightedness and height. So why do some people drive almost with their teeth? Leer más “From noticing to insight”

Infographic: Individuals & Their Online Identities


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Pew Research recently released a study that focuses on individuals’ online identities, which takes into consideration reputation management and what people are really using online social tools for. Flowtown has generously decided to highlight the most interesting findings from these reports in the graphic below.

Perhaps the most interesting of these findings was that,” the most visible and engaged Internet users are also most active in limiting the information connected to their names online.” Some other notable quotes from the infographic includes “A growing number of Internet users are leveraging the social power of the Internet to reconnect with friends from the past and far-flung family members with whom they have lost touch.”

Another one would be “Contrary to the popular perception that younger users embrace a laissez-faire attitude about their online reputations, young adults are often more vigilant than older adults when it comes to managing their online identities.” Leer más “Infographic: Individuals & Their Online Identities”