Aging In Place Technology: The Best Kickstarter Projects For Seniors

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Seniors can restock their aging in place toolkits, using the products highlighted in this article. We’ve taken a deep dive into emerging PERS and wearable technology. We won’t include the forthcoming iWatch or other modifiable PERS devices. We are going to highlight some of the top Kickstarter and IndieGogo campaigns aimed at serving the elderly.

Also, in the future, we’re interested in partnerships with companies disrupting senior transportation or gardening services for older adults. We also want to feature senior facing handyman services or contractor services. We’d like to make early stage investments in startups tackling delivery services for the elderly or and occasional or regular house cleaning. Finally, we’d love to hear from companies that make senior applications for the elderly and/or online home health.

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Senior Care Cab: Senior Care Cab, based in Twin Cities, MN, aims to provide seniors with the transportation they need. They are raising money for their organization, which will provide seniors living near Twin Cities the transportation they need for free. As of today, they have raised $0 towards their $13,000 goal.

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CareCamMED Europe, based in Hilversum, Netherlands, aims to give seniors ways to connect with the rest of the world from home. They are raising money for their invention, the CareCam. The CareCam allows seniors to get health care and interact with friends and family from home through video feed. It can also be used like a tablet to access the internet. As of today, MED Europe has raised $0 towards their $400,000 goal.

Triad Scheduling: Irwin Gretcako from Boynton Beach, FL wants to improve the quality of nursing homes without extra cost. He is raising money to create software that will solve scheduling issues at nursing homes. As of today, Irwin has raised $0 towards his $500,000 goal.

Nija’nu A.C. Supporting Our Elders: Nija’nu A.C., a non-profit based in Oaxaca, Mexico, wants to support and bring happiness to elders in Oaxaca. They are raising money to provide food aid and improve the living conditions of elders in Oaxaca. As of today, they have raised $5,026 towards their $5,000 goal.

Sing for Seniors Coast to CoastOne Voice, a band based in Baileys Harbor, WI, wants to bring joy to seniors. They are raising money to travel from coast to coast and perform their music at senior residences. As of today, they have raised $7,736 toward their $7,500 goal.

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Computer School for Elders: Phillip Ganley from Dortmund, Germany aims to teach seniors how to use modern technology. He is raising money to rent a location and buy computers and phone for the seniors to use during class. As of today, Phillip has raised $0 towards his $4,000 goal.

CareCamMED Europe, based in Hilversum, Netherlands, aims to give seniors ways to connect with the rest of the world from home. They are raising money for their invention, the CareCam. The CareCam allows seniors to get health care and interact with friends and family from home through video feed. It can also be used like a tablet to access the internet. As of today, MED Europe has raised $0 towards their $400,000 goal.

Triad Scheduling: Irwin Gretcako from Boynton Beach, FL wants to improve the quality of nursing homes without extra cost. He is raising money to create software that will solve scheduling and communication issues at senior nursing homes. As of today, Irwin has raised $0 towards his $500,000 goal.

Nija’nu A.C. Supporting Our Elders: Nija’nu A.C., a non-profit based in Oaxaca, Mexico, wants to support and bring happiness to elders in Oaxaca. They are raising money to provide food aid and improve the living conditions of elders in Oaxaca. As of today, they have raised $5,026 towards their $5,000 goal.

Sing for Seniors Coast to CoastOne Voice, a band based in Baileys Harbor, WI, wants to bring joy to seniors. They are raising money to travel from coast to coast and perform their music at senior residences. As of today, they have raised $7,736 toward their $7,500 goal.

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Fresh Truck “Produce with Purpose Farm”Produce with Purpose Farm, a local farm based in Fond du Lac, WI, wants seniors to enjoy fresh produce. They are raising money to convert a bus into a truck that would travel to hungry seniors that have trouble getting fresh produce. This truck would travel to places like senior residences or convenient-to-access places. As of today, Produce with Purpose Farm has raised $6,376 towards their $6,250 goal.

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Mom’s Musical Memories: Audrey Greene from Cranston, RI would like to bring joy and spark memories in seniors. She is raising money to record and distribute a CD for seniors that contains hits from the ‘20s to the ‘40s. As of today, Audrey has raised $4,742 towards her $4,500 goal.

The Untold Story of Caring for Our Seniors: Jo-Ann Thibault from Haverhill, MA wants to support families struggling with elder care. She is raising money to create a series of documentaries that focus on the challenges families face and testimonials on taking care of their elderly loved ones. As of today, Jo-Ann has raised $283 towards her $20,000 goal.

Senior Moments: Valentino Beatty from Hesperia, CA aims to support caregivers of seniors. He is fundraising to produce a documentary that looks at senior care through many viewpoints. These perspectives include those of the network of senior care, specifically on caregivers, and family/friends. As of today, Valentino has raised $21 towards his $15,000 goal.

Wandering Souls Production of “Reflection’s…”Wandering Souls, a theater group based in Washington DC, aims to encourage personal growth in seniors. They are fundraising to perform a series of plays at communities like retirement homes. These 10-minute plays thematically focus on recovery, overcoming adversity, and hope. As of today, they have raised $5,250 towards their $5,000 goal.

Elderly Women in Patras Learn Watercolor Painting: Otilia Kocsis from Patras, Greece would like to teach seniors the wonderful art of watercolors. She is fundraising to get materials for her free watercolor class for seniors. As of today, Otilia has raised $45 towards her $5,000 goal.

TherapyTecHomeTherapyTecHome, based in Colchester, UK, wants to give seniors physical independence. They are raising money for equipment that motivates seniors to exercise to gain physical independence. This system consists of equipment where seniors exercise and software that makes the exercise more enjoyable. As of today, they have raised $85.58 towards their $20,539 goal.

Memory QuiltsMy Celebration Shop, based in Melbourne, Australia, aims to help seniors retain and recall their precious memories. They are raising money to make memory quilts, which have pictures of family and major events. As of today, they have raised $0 towards their $100,000 goal.

Hubert, the eCarer: Stephane Lucon from Paris, France wants to help seniors use technology. He is raising money to create software that helps seniors use tablets. The software will help by giving seniors a more intuitive interface with live support. As of today, he has raised $47 towards his $30,000 goal.

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