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Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

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by Suzanne Galy | 12.28.11

Since October, home aids of the town of Pessac have been equipped with NFC-enabled mobile phones. This non-contact tool allows them to receive and transmit to CCAS, in real-time, information related to their daily missions. The mayor hopes to improve the management of welfare payments.

Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

Cityzen Mobility: the shared taxi with a social mission

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by Julien de Labaca | 12.22.11

In late October, Cityzen Mobility launched its shared taxi service in Paris dubbed “Alpha Travel.” The goal? Pool taxi rides to reduce costs for passengers. Alongside its public launch, the young company will create a service to benefit seniors: savings made from the shared rides will go to fund “Senior Mobility,” a social transportation service designed to help isolated and low income seniors get around.

A fitness park for the elderly in Villeurbanne

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.18.11

The city of Villeurbanne has created a physical fitness park dedicated to the elderly, in the heart of its public gardens. Since September 20, the first “physioparc” experiment has occupied an area just outsides the senior residence of Chateau-Gaillard. Fitness equipment, geared towards low impact exercise that help seniors practice balance and coordination to help [...]

An innovative cane that stands alone and apart

An innovative cane that stands alone and apart

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by Adrien Geneste | 05.19.11

Among people 65 years and older, more than one in three are victims of at least one fall every year, which sometimes results in a debilitating loss of mobility. A team of French and Dutch designers creating elegant and non-stigmatizing objects has launched an innovative self-supporting cane called “Tango.”

In London, joggers give the elderly a human touch

In London, joggers give the elderly a human touch

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by Adrien Geneste | 05.12.11

What could motivate a city-dweller to go out and jog apart from taking a breath of fresh air and burn a few calories? Helping an old person or someone who is unable to walk, for instance. This is the challenge taken up by The Good Gym, an English programme launched two years ago to encourage joggers to make a few detours from their routes to bring books, drugs or bread to an isolated person.

A water supervision device to prevent dehydration

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by Elsa Sidawy | 02.28.10

Heat waves have had disastrous consequences on people’s health, particularly fragile persons such as senior citizens. Beyond these crisis periods, dehydration is a phenomenon that should be taken seriously. The firm Edelia, a subsidiary company of the EDF group, specialized in the installation and supervision of individual consumptions of water, gas and electricity, has put [...]

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