About Us

We're three ladies from two generations with different comfort levels & interest in technology.

We have a shared mission...

To write about technology that older adults actually care about in a way you would want to read about it.


While I spent most of my career managing  information systems, that was in the dark ages. Since then, HOW the technology works is only of interest as it relates to getting it to do WHAT I want. But my background gives me the confidence to try things out. Sometimes to my regret. A problem at my age when trying out something new is simply remembering what I did last time! But Jen and her brother always help. My two grandkids, friends, and personal interests are the reasons that lead me to try out new ways of connecting, playing, and keeping track, although for me face-to-face is still by far the best way. To date I have avoided Facebook, Twitter, etc. so I know this blog will lead me to new discoveries.


My name is Judy and I am the technological tortoise of this enterprising group of women.  I am a wife, mother of two, Nanny of four and a retired high school history teacher.  Even with dogged determination, I am never going to win this race, but now understand that my choice to read a book has left me somewhat behind with my computer skills and my “ability to just play” with it.  I am quite good at throwing up my hands, and this technique is no longer an option if I am going to keep up with the rapidly changing face of technology, maintain our awareness and keep us safe.  I know that through writing this blog I am going to reap the knowledge award and surprise my family with what I can do.


I’ve just entered what I’ve been assured are the best years of life - my 40s. I am a Professor in Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Independent Living at the Research Institute for Aging, and the Director of the Intelligent Technologies for Independent Living lab. I’m passionate about creating innovative, accessible technologies that simultaneously enrich the experience of aging as well as society’s perception of aging. I have two young kids and a wonderful husband who loves to cook (thank you, Judy!). 

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