Technology is making it possible for Americans to age in place

Technology is making it possible for Americans to age in place

Mel Washburn is a former firefighter, professor and litigation attorney. Whether fighting fires in a building, a classroom, or the courtroom, he realized once he retired that 90% of his social life had revolved around work.

Washburn, 77, knew he needed to find a way to build a social network in retirement. Washburn also knew that he and his wife, Pam, 75, wanted to continue living independently in their own home.

He quickly learned that technology could play a vital role in accomplishing both goals.

Early members of The Village Chicago, a membership-based organization whose purpose is to connect and

 
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Digital marketing ranks in the top 3 hottest skills Americans are learning in 2022

Digital marketing ranks in the top 3 hottest skills Americans are learning in 2022

It’s no surprise that the last couple of years have been hard on workers around the world. In the US alone, the “quit rate” reached a 20-year high and came to be known as the Great Resignation

Earlier this year we reported another anomaly dubbed the “Great Reshuffle” that saw 618,000 marketers leave their jobs in 2021. A report from LinkedIn predicted that this trend would continue well into 2022 with 24% of marketers looking for a new job, and 62% changing jobs altogether. 

What does the data say. Preply viewed Google Trends data and analyzed 572 keywords representing

 
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