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6 Senior-Friendly Apps To Beat The Heat This Summer

6 Senior-Friendly Apps To Beat The Heat This Summer

If your mother or father used to love to go to the art museum or travel but is not able to get out as much anymore, consider bringing the museum and world to them! An iPad or other tablet could be a perfect way to help them experience the things they used to love to do in the comfort of their own home. If it’s just too hot outside, stay nice and cool indoors and consider downloading these apps:
Art by ADS: Learn about hundreds of artists through interactive quizzes and stories. From DaVinci to Warhol, view 6,000+ works of art and hear the stories behind them.
Clevermind: An app designed to help with cognitive impairment, Clevermind includes quizzes and games, big buttons, voice command controls and a calendar interface.
Lumosity: This brain trainer includes 35 daily training sessions of seven brain games designed to enhance cognitive abilities, including memory, processing speed, attention, flexibility and problem-solving.
MoMA: Search tens of thousands of works in the Museum of Modern Art’s collection, take multimedia tours, and learn about artists and art terms.
TED Talks: Watch, short, free lectures and talks given by scientists, authors, entrepreneurs and many big thinkers of today.
Yesterday USA: Yesterday USA is an internet radio app that enables seniors to listen to “old time” radio shows from the 1920s – 1950s.

Carol Pardue-Spears

Carol has worked in the healthcare field for more than forty years. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, she worked for El Camino Hospital in the cardiac unit, Los Gatos Community Hospital, The Women’s Cancer Center in Los Gatos and several home health and hospice agencies. Carol founded Family Matters in 2002 to fill a deficit she witnessed in high-quality, in-home services and care.