Social Enablers: Builders of Happiness and Health

Posted by Margaret-Ann Burness on Nov 27, 2017 3:58:50 PM

A few years ago, I went cellphone shopping with my seventy-year-old mom. Much to my surprise, she wasn’t shopping for a basic phone. No, she wanted an iPhone. I was shocked. I knew she could handle the upgraded technology, but I just assumed she wanted the path of least resistance and stay with what she knew. Leave it to my mom, once again, to prove that I don’t know it all.  


Technology Suggestions for Encore Entrepreneurs

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Oct 16, 2017 8:21:27 AM

The sheer number of new apps and tools to help manage your business can feel overwhelming, especially for those of us who aren’t “digital natives.”  It’s important to think through what you are going to need before you start researching what is available so you aren’t distracted by all of the shiny objects you’ll likely discover.


Here are some tips to help you think about what you can easily put into place to support the smooth operation of your new business.


Are Your Grandchildren Addicted to Technology?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 6, 2017 10:12:09 AM

Remember those simple times when we sent the kids outside to play and we knew they would be discovering nature, playing a game or interacting with friends?


Virtual Reality and What it Means for Older Adults

Posted by Laurie Orlov on Oct 3, 2017 6:51:20 PM

What is virtual reality (VR), and why should we care? Emerging from the gaming world, virtual reality technology and content is beginning to deliver in healthcare and senior settings. The strict definition, "computer technology that delivers an experience through headsets” is terse. Multiple firms, from CDW Healthcare and Morning Pointe Memory Care to Cedars Sinai Hospital, see an opportunity to use the technology in interesting and beneficial ways.


Wendi Burkhardt: Mother’s Necessity Sparks Invention

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 6, 2017 7:55:44 AM

Small Business Owner (20 or less employees) - winner

Originally published on the Denver Business Journal: Who topped DBJ's 2017 Outstanding Women in Business awards?

PAT MITCHELL: “Even if you fall…”

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 27, 2017 2:44:55 PM

By Cheryl Harbour

Meet Alice, the Siri for Female Entrepreneurs

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 21, 2017 12:41:14 PM

This new, free AI tool offers advice, resources and mentors

By Kerry Hannon

Are you ready to join the gig economy?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 5, 2017 11:40:05 AM

Targeting Older Workers

Los Angeles-based Tengia connects seasoned workers to opportunities in industries they know well. Whether you miss having a place to make a contribution each day or need a paycheck, the goal of the company is to connect older workers with meaningful work.


A Booming Workforce

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 2, 2017 12:33:22 PM

A recent Gallup poll found that 74% of adults plan to work past traditional retirement age. The majority, 63%, say they will work part time, while 11% say they will continue to work full time. Times have really changed – in 1995 only 14% planned to work past retirement. We are just beginning to see the intersection of the aging of the baby boom generation, the outcome of the recession, and the lack of retirement savings for a number of older adults.

6 Retirement Misconceptions

Posted by Jerry Golden on Jul 31, 2017 9:43:09 AM

In an effort to keep things simple for people who are nervous about retirement – whether they are 42 or 62 – conventional planning strategies focus on how to save and invest money. If you save X amount and invest wisely you will live happily for N years. That is how retirement misconceptions begin.