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Jack York is founder and CEO of It’s Never 2 Late, also known online as, which is dedicated to making life better for those seniors who are living in independent living, assisted living, nursing homes and Alzheimer campuses around the world.

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  1. Taylor Jasper
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    Hello, I am an Aging 200 student at the Erikson School of Aging. I found this article particularly interesting because it delves into how technology can actually be really helpful for elders rather than dividing them from younger generations. The inventions are discrete and relatively easy to use, but they help with such important things that most people take for granted, like good hearing. Having a disable father who is hard of hearing, I love the baseball cap idea. The convention as a whole is fantastic. I think the technologies presented (and already in the market) will help tremendously with activities of daily living. I also believe they can combat feelings of disconnect, loneliness, and helplessness that go along with the disengagement theory of aging. The innovations can keep elders connected to younger generations, and they have another mutual interest.

  2. Ravali
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    As a Aging 200 student at the Erikson School of Aging, I find these new technological inventions that serve purpose in aiding the elderly delightful and exciting. I imagine various populations of the elderly benefiting from the baseball cap in many ways as they loose hearing and especially the now growing elderly population because of the ever increasing noise pollution. The necessity and importance of technology in present day’s world especially for the elderly relates closely to the Modernization Theory of Aging which covers a certain aspect such as health technology. I find the inventions such as the baseball cap and Beamz in a technological manner pave a way for elderly to find their lost footing in the society which can in turn increase their longevity by bringing them out of their social introversion as they age. What I mean to say is that , such inventions can help the elderly in conquering various activities that they lost due to old age.

  3. Cam Beatty
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    Is anybody writing this stuff down? I am looking for a source of ideas to offer to the administration of my retirement community. Anything -from toys to tools- that we residents can (learn to) use to enrich our lives and strengthen our connections with loved ones and the wider community. I know there’s a lot of monitoring tech out there, but I don’t know what else (hats with speakers?!) is available. It would be great to be able to have a Seniors’ Tech Expo here on our campus. Can you offer some direction?

  4. Michael Benidt
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    I only have one question. What the heck is “Kiplingesque?”

    Well, one more. You’ve got a few technological tricks up your iN2L sleeve. I think you should be one of the speakers at CES next year. And, you could talk about what these kinds of advances can mean to the lives of older adults. Where is that speaker application, anyway?!!

    1. Jack York
      Jack York at | | Reply

      Kiplingesque proves I can make more sophisticated references than just the Matterhorn.

      Good idea re speaking, the show is reaching broader audiences than just teenagers!

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