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6 04, 2021

The Benefits of Telemedicine for Seniors

2021-04-06T13:05:18-04:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: covid 19, Mental Wellness, Technology|

Whether it’s working from home, social distancing, or dealing with virtual education for children, life has been altered dramatically because of COVID-19.   The pandemic has also led to increases in stress and anxiety levels for many adults, including seniors who have found themselves dealing with loneliness due to social isolation. Overall, one in four (24%) adults ages 65 and older reported anxiety or depression in a survey conducted in August 2020.  This rate is substantially higher than the one in 10 (11%) of older adults with Medicare who reported depression or anxiety in 2018 (based on a 2018 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey).  So, how do we ensure that seniors are getting the help and support they need when there are still stay-at-home directives in many [...]

30 03, 2021

Carevocacy — Helping Seniors Learn Technology

2021-03-30T12:26:41-04:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Health, Technology|

Let’s be honest, if you’re over 60, you didn’t grow up with technology at your fingertips.  You certainly didn’t have an iPad to watch cartoons at six years old.  Many of us learned the basics through work or by teaching ourselves.  However, there are still so many tips or tricks that would be helpful to know without having to ask your grandchild.  That’s why Stefano Selorio started his company Carevocacy; to help seniors learn more about technology on their terms.  FirstLantic recently hosted Selorio at their Florida headquarters where he explained how he developed the concept and why it works.   Selorio realized that the pandemic was forcing many older people into social isolation and that technology could help alleviate that.  However, he also knew [...]

25 01, 2021

Five Women Changing the World

2021-01-25T21:03:24-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Business, Careers, Technology|

It’s probably a given that most of us could name five famous women in entertainment off the top of our heads.  And yet, while the U.S. is desperately trying to encourage more girls to embrace the STEM fields, how many of us could name five female scientists, doctors, technologists, or mathematicians that are at the top of their game?    Having experienced first-hand how COVID-19 has completely uprooted our lives, maybe we all should have a greater appreciation for women working tirelessly to solve some of the world’s other most significant challenges like climate change, disease prevention, and how to use technology for good.  In our blog this week, FirstLantic is pleased to spotlight five amazing women changing the world. Jennifer Doudna Jennifer Doudna earned her [...]

21 01, 2020

Five Wellness Apps to Get You Moving

2020-02-20T17:31:46-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

“Getting fit” is always one of the biggest resolutions of the new year. And yet, as a country we are getting less healthy over time. Obesity is at an all-time high. We are living shorter lives. And diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are on the rise. So, how do we break this cycle? How do we start living our best lives no matter our age? FirstLantic has found five apps that will help you become healthy, wealthy and wise. Well, maybe not wealthy in the monetary sense but wealthy in terms of your well-being which is worth a lot more! Fooducate This app helps you eat better, lose weight, and get healthy by understanding more about the food that you are putting into your body. Most [...]

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