Sometimes there is an App that serves more than one purpose. In this case I am referring to the app “Too Good To Go” Do you know that fighting food waste also helps the planet by reducing global warming? At the “Too Good To Go” website you can learn all of the details at the food waste knowledge hub. The company was created in Denmark in 2015. Read more at the Wikipedia link.
When you have a moment, I invite you to listen to my podcast:
Surprise Bags have food at one-third its original price.
This month Tech4Boomers is eager to share some new free APPs and other Internet websites which are support systems for people who live with cancer. I suggest that you listen to my podcast, it gives a detailed description of the help available using your mobile devices, laptops, and desktops. Then use the links provided below to access the information.
To read about and download the Pfizer “Living With” App use the links below:
In this episode of The Wellness Connections Podcast I talk about the late Bebe Moore Campbell and the formidable work and commitment she did, which supported underrepresented communities. In addition a description of the digital platforms and APPs that are available for the support of Mental Health Wellness for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), QTBIPOC (Queer and Trans) Mental Health.
I introduce Katara McCarty’s website where she talks about the Exhale APP. She created the APP to support the Emotional well-being for BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, Women of Color).Her website has BIWOC Resources for your use.
A brief description of Health In Her HUE, a digital platform that connects Black women and women of color to culturally competent and sensitive healthcare providers, and their TEAM goal to “empower women of color, and their allies, to share, learn and innovate around the health issues that disproportionately affect them” is provided.
When you have a free moment listen to my podcast to learn how these websites can be used for your well-being journey. The source links are provided for your easy access to information and APPs.
A recurring theme on my blogs for June 2021 is the importance of using sunscreen SPF (sun protection factor), for anyone who finds themselves “under the sun“. Summer months are a period where you may find yourself spending more time on the beach or just outside for long periods of time. It is ESSENTIAL that you protect yourself and other family members. Babies could use a hat also on the beach.
Those of you who follow my blogs are aware of the fact that I search the web to find the best information that I feel worthwhile sharing. Such is the case for this quote from the Better Health Channel. It is one of the most popular health and medical websites in Australia. In fact, it’s their No. 1 health and Medical website. Below is a quote from their website:
Vaccination proof for travel outside the USA is not a new requirement. However, since there are people who object to vaccination requirements, I am curious enough to ask “what is the down-side?” On the other hand, what are your thoughts on having travelers arrive in the USA who have no “proof” of negative response to the COVID-19 infection with them? I wonder whether that works for us in the USA healthwise. For your information, some businesses are already accepting the New York – Excelsior Pass, which is “digital” proof of vaccination and “virus-tested” passport. In fact, Madison Square Garden used it recently to allow admission. Is it disconcerting to you when businesses use this option as a way of assuring their clients/customers that some attempt at protecting them from COVID-19 infection has been made?
At this writing, New York is, to my knowledge, the first US State to have a “digital” version of vaccination proof, which can be accessed on a mobile device. The Excelsior Pass is valid for 180 days after the final dose of the vaccine. When it expires, a new Pass can be activated. The COVID-19 PCR Test pass is valid until midnight on the third day after a test. After it expires – it can still be seen on your device in a dimmed format.
I am pleased to report, that I was able to download the free Excelsior App to my iPhone. After scanning the QR (Quick Response) code that is assigned once a vaccine or test is given, I was able to retrieve my information onto my mobile phone. As a result, I have “digital” proof of my vaccine history and a recent COVID-19 PCR Test. I do not have to print out a copy of my credentials. All I have to do is provide a photo ID.
If you want to, you can also use Excelsior Pass at the website, and print a paper pass without using the mobile app. Read more about it at this link: NY State Excelsior Pass
During BlackHistoryMonth on Tech4Boomers I like to call attention to what is happening with African Americans in the field of Technology.
This month, I am eager to share news about Blacks In Technology (BIT), which was founded by Greg Greenlee. Greenlee has over 17 years of experience in Information Technology. BIT focuses on what they refer to as “Stomping the Divide“, providing resources, guidance and establishing standards, which are geared toward technical excellence for Black people in the technology industry. The organization was established in 2012. In addition, BIT is expanding to include member organized chapters throughout the United States. It is a formidable support organization available for your use. If you would like to learn more about BIT and how your city can be involved click this link. Blacks In Technology – Chapter Registration Form (google.com) Continue reading →
What resolutions have you made for this 2021 year? Maybe you are not sure where to start, or even if it’s realistic you can keep them?
I was having a conversation with myself about being more responsible for those who come after me on planet Earth, to do my part in taking some interest and responsibility in finding out solutions to assist those doing the hard work in addressing sustainability issues.
Just as I was thinking about sustainable issues that confront our entire planet, someone asked me what to do with used batteries. By the way, what do you do with yours? Do you feel guilty when you just put them in the garbage, or are you saving them until you figure it out?
Did you know that after batteries are collected, they are sorted first by type, and then by chemistry? It’s a complicated process, which I will not detail here. However, below are ways to get started with doing your part to help the planet with guidelines from Recycle Nation.
1– Place batteries in their original packaging for quick identification. 2– Tape the ends with clear packaging tape, place them in clear bags, and bring them to one of the recycling facilities found in their list 3– All batteries can be recycled. Where you go for the different types may differ. If possible, look for a drop-off center that takes them all and sorts them into types for you.
I am always looking for technology that helps us to lead our lives a bit more stress less in ways that we may not have thought of, especially during this challenging time of Covid19. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keeping that in mind, I was fortunate enough to learn about these Breast Cancer Apps, many of which are Free. I am eager to share them with you.
Care Zone is an APP that smartphone users can download onto their iPhone or Android phones. The APP helps you manage your medication schedules, and refills with reminders. Allowing you to have a built-in helper via your smartphone. You can find the app at this link: https://carezone.com/home
In the past, some people who worked on computers all day in order to do their work discovered much later on that repetitive strain on their wrists could cause what is known now as “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”, or CTS. In addition, some had neck and eye strain, as well.
Fast forward to how work is performed nowadays due to the current Pandemic. People are required to be on their computers all day long. Zoom meetings, for example, call for computer skills, which were not necessary just six months ago. Sitting for hours staring at a computer screen is not an optimum way to work. Not to mention it causes stress on our bodies, eyes, mind – you name it.
♦Ergonomics is a system of support methods, techniques, and equipment, which can help you. ♦Ergonomics is a way of working, which can help to reduce injury to your body, and give you a better computer working experience at home.
I searched the www for suggestions about what you can do to make your daily computer work experience more healthful and more productive.
Zoom Meetings: ♦ have a prepared agenda ♦ schedule short breaks if the meeting is going to be more than two hours long. ♦ stand periodically; have a 5 minute social break to relieve the monotony of looking and listening to the screen.