2013 ALTY Awards - Assisted Living Today
Best Senior Technology Articles

Winning Article

The winner of the 2012 ALTY Award for “Best Senior Technology Blog” is:

Savvy Seniors: Keeping up with Technology – by Leeann Doherty, NHmagazine.com

Congratulations to our winner, Leeann Doherty! The winner can get a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

Your Grandparents are Getting Wired for the Holidays – by Zachary Sniderman, Mashable

Congratulations to our runner-up as well. Nice work! Get your runner-up badge here.

Finalist Articles

And let’s not forget the finalists whose articles stood out from hundreds of great blog posts.

How Do Your Elders View New Technology That Monitors their Home Life – by Carol Bradley Bursack, ElderCareLink
An App by Boomers for Boomers: Eye Reader – by Esther Surden, Tech and the Baby Boomer
Online Dating: Seniors Bring Different Values to the Process – by Kay Harvey, MinnPost.com

Congratulations to our finalists as well. Nice work! Finalists can get a finalist badge here.

Final Voting Results

Here’s a look at how all the blogs fared in the public voting.

  • Savvy Seniors: Keeping up with Technology (35%, 57 Votes)
  • Your Grandparents are Getting Wired for the Holidays (34%, 54 Votes)
  • How Do Your Elders View New Technology That Monitors their Home Life (17%, 28 Votes)
  • An App by Boomers for Boomers: Eye Reader (13%, 21 Votes)
  • Online Dating: Seniors Bring Different Values to the Process (11%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations again to the winner, runner-up all ALT finalists.

 


Nominated Article Descriptions

Online Dating: Seniors Bring Different Values to the Process – by Kay Harvey, MinnPost.com

Who would have thought that one of the largest growing segments of the online dating world would be people over the age of 60? Kay Harvey takes a look at how the boomers are reaching to online dating services to help find companions.

An App by Boomers for Boomers: Eye Reader – by Esther Surden, Tech and the Baby Boomer

In this post, Esther Surden takes a look at a company that has developed a line of apps with boomers in mind, probably because the developers are boomers themselves. “Silver Apps” has developed the Eye Reader, a mobile app which magnifies everyday text on items making it easier for those who forget their glasses to read a menu!

Savvy Seniors: Keeping up with Technology – by Leeann Doherty, NHmagazine.com

Leeann Doherty begins her post with a poignant question: “Who says the older generation is tech-challenged?” She then goes on to examine some tech savvy sisters who in their late 70s and 80s have found new life in technology.

How Do Your Elders View New Technology That Monitors their Home Life – by Carol Bradley Bursack, ElderCareLink

In this post Carol Bradley Bursack looks at how modern technology may be replacing human touch and imposing upon privacy. By equipping an aging love one with monitoring devices are we skimping out on the much needed one-on-one moments?

Your Grandparents are Getting Wired for the Holidays – by Zachary Sniderman, Mashable

It’s a common assumption that seniors are not tech savvy, well in this post by Zachary Sniderman he says “Hogwash.” With a new campaign called Grandparents Gone Wired, kids and seniors are partnering to learn the latest in technology and social media. In addition, the campaign is a “lovingly subversive way of encouraging cross-generational communication.”

When it comes to technology, seniors are getting savvier and savvier. Wondering what the most senior-friendly tablets are? Check out our breakdown of the best tablet for the elderly and seniors.

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