January/February 2019

January/February 2019

A Fresh Start; Minor Changes Make a Difference with Meal Prep

It’s hard to stop indulging in all this heavy food with it being so cold and miserable outside; these meals have a warming effect that helps you get through the day. However, there are a few changes you can make that will shave some calories and also shed some of the pounds that you want to lose. ...
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Lighten Up Your Attitude. Seriously, We Need More Laughts

Any situation you run into where there’s a problem, you can still get your point across without being mean. Find the funny in things, emphasize the ridiculousness. Find the funny in everyday life. ...
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Planes, (Dress) Trains & Automobiles New Year, New Discoveries at NEO Museums

Take a fresh look at Northeast Ohio's museums this winter. You'll like what you'll discover - military airplanes, high fashion and quirky exhibits. Try one a week (or more) and see what's new - and old - in art, nature and history. ...
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Role Players: Step Up to Step-Grandparenting

When families merge, new grandchildren often are a happy offshoot of the newly formed family. We've got a few suggestions to help navigate the step-grandparent role. Get ready to manage any bumps in the relationship with love, a sense of humor and an open heart. ...
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Technology, Dog Years & Keeping Up

A year for your beloved pup is equivalent of a human body maturing 7 years. Dogs’ accelerated maturity life cycle has a parallel in how things mature in the digital world.

Considering the speed in which technology matures, where our lives increasingly revolve around its innovations, there is a pronounced sense of urgency for collaboration. Brain trusts from companies, nonprofits, government, and the public need to collaborate on innovative ways to help our elders: our parents, extended family, and friends.

As we welcome 2019, Tech Talk starts out “unplugged” – an issue relevant to Boomers, seniors, and their sons and daughters alike. The latter demographic, readers of our sister publication Northeast Ohio Parent, perhaps, are vested and well-positioned to secure the wellbeing of Boomers and seniors. Just like Boomers were the innovators of the 20th century, sons and daughters of Boomers are now the instigators and innovators of the 21st century. They possess the ability to influence, aka shape, the competitive markets, translating to increased affordability and accessibility so no one is left behind.

Additionally, philanthropy in traditional disciplines continues to be augmented by digital world-borne tools and ideas. Those sons and daughters who understand the digital world’s prominence in the real and digital worlds we live in, are now in the decision-making roles to maximize the efficacy of philanthropic efforts. In short, sons and daughters can instill meaningful change for our society.

According to its fact sheet, the White House’s Conference on Aging is “the best-known White House conference.” Great, we already have a platform for collaboration and brainstorming. But wait, it only happens every 10 years? I’m sure readers see the challenge as it relates to the digital world where technology-based innovative ideas originate and mature with head-turning speed.

If you Google the factsheet from 2015, Uber is listed under the section titled “Using Technology to Help Older Americans.” I remember this vividly, sharing the informative video on its pilot program for senior transportation with others.

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