Assistive Technology for Older Americans Month

first_imgJitterbug J from MaxiAids Did you know that May is Older Americans Month?  If you know someone facing challenges due to aging, consider assistive technology.  Maybe they could use a grab bar for the tub, or some adaptive cooking utensils.  We’ve gathered up a list of items from MaxiAids to give you an idea of what might be helpful to a person who is aging.Low Vision Calender Low Vision Calender from MaxiAids “What is today’s date?”  This calender is perfect for being able to know the date just by glancing at it.  Its large numbers are easy to read and you can hang it on the wall or prop it up on your desk.Jitterbug J Cell Phone The more cell phones they come out with, the more complicated they are to use!  This Jitterbug cell phone is stripped of all the fancy extras that an older person might not care about anyway.  Every choice can be made by pressing the Yes or No buttons, the text on the screen is large print, and the speaker has reduced background noise for better sound quality.Single Super Grip Handle Tomato/Onion Slicer by MaxiAids Voice Recording Key Finder by MaxiAids This piece of assistive technology can help you get in and out of the tub easily, without fear of slipping.  Its sturdy suction cup will attach to a smooth surface by pressing it down and flipping the switch.  Get a grip!Voice Recording Key Finder You will never lose your keys again with this great device.  All you have to do is whistle and this key chain will beep to help you find it.  You can also record short reminders about where you parked, or driving directions.Tomato/Onion Slicing Guide Single Super Grip by MaxiAids Slicing up veggies can be tricky if you don’t want to cut your fingers.  This guide will hold your food in place and prevent injury while it helps you make consistent slices.These are just a few examples offered by MaxiAids.  Didn’t see anything that suits you?  Check out their website and browse the many types of assistive technology devices available!Click here to learn about the history of Older Americans Month.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedMonday Tech Tip: Jitterbug phoneAugust 10, 2015In “Tech Tips”ATU243 – CATIS Certification with Jay Stiteley, On The Hill with AudreyJanuary 22, 2016In “Assistive Technology Update”ATFAQ001 – Assistive Technology FAQ – Q: Why is AT so expensive? Q: Will Sesame Smart Phone work for me? Q: Help me find a one-handed keyboard? Q: Are the free screen readers good enough?March 9, 2015In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast”last_img