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Hybrid Cars Are a Status Symbol of Sorts for Seniors

Paying extra bucks to “go green” in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study. The finding is significant because some segments of the older-consumer population control a considerable share of the discretionary income in the United States, and the population size of the “mature market” is growing rapidly, researchers said. The study is published in the journal Human [...]

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Blind Spot Warning Systems Rated Top Tech Pick By Mature Drivers

New technologies influence older driver confidence, according to survey Mature drivers rank Blind Spot Warning systems highest from a list of 10 new vehicle features, saying this technology would[...]

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Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging
By Christy Brudin Whether you are forging a friendship or building a business, creating strong bonds is hard work. In a world filled with quick solutions and easy fixes, the act of building[...]

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Survey Results – Mobility & Transportation Options for Older Adults – Fairfax County

Key Findings Twenty-seven percent of respondents were unable to get to a destination in the past month. The majority were unaware of the free travel training programs. Those with the lowest[...]

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MIT AgeLab Reveal Benefits of Exercise on Mature Drivers

The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab released a  new study findings on the benefits of exercise for mature drivers. The study, involving drivers ages 60-74, found that[...]

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is Dec. 3–7, 2012

Why dedicate a week to older drivers? The concern for their safety and independence is greater now than at any time in our history. More than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, a trend expected to[...]

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AARP Video – Active Living for All Ages: “Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit”

Active Living for All Ages: "Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit” shows how transit-oriented development (TOD) facilitates the independence and mobility of older adults. This new six-minute video[...]

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“Granny Nav” Helps Older Drivers

Nicknamed "Granny Nav", the technology is being developed as part of a 12 million pound ($19.34 million) program by the UK's Research Council to help the elderly better navigate while driving.  "For[...]

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The Three Legged Stool for Aging in Place/Community

The Three Legged Stool for Aging in Place/Community
I have been neglecting this blog lately, so I figured I might share a recurring theme that I have been speaking about recently at events and expos. Based on conversations with our readers and my[...]

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