Link-ages Blog

AAL Smart Ageing Prize 2018

The 31st of May and 1st of June saw the mentoring event of the semi-final of the AAL Smart Ageing Prize take place in Brussels. This prize aims to support innovative digital and tech solutions that help “older people to participate fully in social life …[and] help them to remain active and healthy for longer…

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Recognition at Setsquared

Recently Link-ages attended the Setsquared Entrepreneur Programme in Basingstoke. This two day event brought together around 20 start-up businesses in the tech field, along with a number of hugely knowledgeable and experienced mentors and business advisors. Setsquared is an innovation hub, managed by five UK universities, that supports and guides innovative start-up projects and businesses.…

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Digital Champions

Across the UK, there are many schemes aimed at encouraging digitally excluded people to get online, and benefit from what digital technology can bring. One well known scheme, and one Link-ages knows well, is Digital Champions. The founder of Link-ages is a Digital Champions volunteer, and we are delighted to be part of this great…

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Driving In Older Age

The AA has recently written about older drivers and how increasing age doesn't mean it is necessary to stop driving. In fact, their research suggests that older drivers are less likely to have accidents than very young drivers.  Retaining independence and being able to get out and about without relying on others is hugely beneficial…

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How Link-ages Can Help Health And Care Agencies

Link-ages has been designed to help families to connect with their older relatives in an easy, straightforward and secure way. An important feature is the closed nature of the apps, which makes it impossible for users to be searched for. In order to connect, several steps are required, to ensure privacy for older or inexperienced…

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Link-ages Is A Low Cost Way To Connect

At present, Link-ages Hub is available on iPad, with Go available on iPhone and Android smartphones. The app was launched on iPad as from our research and experience, we felt that iPad offers the best accessibility settings and ease of use for new users. However, this doesn’t mean that it is necessary for a Hub…

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Link-ages and Online Security

During the development of Link-ages, we spoke to older adults and inexperienced internet users, to understand what it was that was preventing them from engaging with technology. There were many different responses, but a common theme for many people was that there was an element of ‘fear’. For some, this was fear of ‘getting it…

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Connecting Families With Our Family App

In today’s world, many families no longer live close together. In the past, parents, grandparents and children would all live in the same area, and family relationships were easier to maintain. Now, as families increasingly live further and further apart, we often rely on technology to keep those important family connections. But in a lot…

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