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 Meanwhile innovative consumer-level solutions are being developed to help older people connect with friends and family, and with care services - as shown in [the useful round up by the Connecting Care team](http://​connectingcare.org.uk/​articles/​detail/​online-networks-that-bring-people-together). The Financial Times reports on [The Silver Economy: Tech sector taps surge of connected boomers](http://​www.ft.com/​cms/​s/​2/​a376c950-26c4-11e4-8df5-00144feabdc0.html?​segid=0100320#​axzz3GsxSOxUK) . Meanwhile innovative consumer-level solutions are being developed to help older people connect with friends and family, and with care services - as shown in [the useful round up by the Connecting Care team](http://​connectingcare.org.uk/​articles/​detail/​online-networks-that-bring-people-together). The Financial Times reports on [The Silver Economy: Tech sector taps surge of connected boomers](http://​www.ft.com/​cms/​s/​2/​a376c950-26c4-11e4-8df5-00144feabdc0.html?​segid=0100320#​axzz3GsxSOxUK) .
  
-An industry has begun to emerge in providing devices and applications aimed at the wealthy boomer generation that has the time, money and superfast broadband connections to embrace the digital age. +"An industry has begun to emerge in providing devices and applications aimed at the wealthy boomer generation that has the time, money and superfast broadband connections to embrace the digital age. 
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-Ofcom, Britain’s communications regulator, found that [older users are driving growth](http://​stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/​market-data-research/​market-data/​communications-market-reports/​ "Ofcom data") in the UK’s social networking, for example, with more than a third of people aged 55-64 using such websites compared with less than a quarter in 2011. There has been no significant growth among any other age group since 2011.+"Ofcom, Britain’s communications regulator, found that [older users are driving growth](http://​stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/​market-data-research/​market-data/​communications-market-reports/​ "Ofcom data") in the UK’s social networking, for example, with more than a third of people aged 55-64 using such websites compared with less than a quarter in 2011. There has been no significant growth among any other age group since 2011.
 Trying to make sense and connect up what's happening in policy and intermediate organisations is very necessary ... but pretty frustrating. There is not a culture of cooperation and digital literacy, so innovative thinking is not flourishing. On the other hand, older people are learning from the younger members of their family and each other. While policy makers may be saying "put older people at the heart of designing new programmes"​ and rather failing to do so, people are doing it for themselves. OK, there'​s lots of people not connected, but personal consumer tech is where the energy is. Trying to make sense and connect up what's happening in policy and intermediate organisations is very necessary ... but pretty frustrating. There is not a culture of cooperation and digital literacy, so innovative thinking is not flourishing. On the other hand, older people are learning from the younger members of their family and each other. While policy makers may be saying "put older people at the heart of designing new programmes"​ and rather failing to do so, people are doing it for themselves. OK, there'​s lots of people not connected, but personal consumer tech is where the energy is.
  
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 Ben interviewed team member [Jodi Mullen](https://​twitter.com/​jodimullen) who explained: Ben interviewed team member [Jodi Mullen](https://​twitter.com/​jodimullen) who explained:
  
-Ginsberg is an online tool to help people improve their health and mental wellbeing. Users tell Ginsberg how they feel every day and record information about their sleep, exercise, nutrition, alcohol intake and other physical activities, as well as adding context about what has been going on in their lives. Ginsberg combines this emotional, physical and contextual data and provides users with smart, personalised and actionable insights.+"Ginsberg is an online tool to help people improve their health and mental wellbeing. Users tell Ginsberg how they feel every day and record information about their sleep, exercise, nutrition, alcohol intake and other physical activities, as well as adding context about what has been going on in their lives. Ginsberg combines this emotional, physical and contextual data and provides users with smart, personalised and actionable insights.
 You can sign up [on the web here](https://​www.ginsberg.io/​). It is really easy to use, and connects with [other apps and services](https://​www.ginsberg.io/​connected-services/​).  I'​ll be chatting with Jodi to find out more about their approach. I've a hunch England can learn a lot from Scotland - as I always do from my Edinburgh-based colleague Drew. You can sign up [on the web here](https://​www.ginsberg.io/​). It is really easy to use, and connects with [other apps and services](https://​www.ginsberg.io/​connected-services/​).  I'​ll be chatting with Jodi to find out more about their approach. I've a hunch England can learn a lot from Scotland - as I always do from my Edinburgh-based colleague Drew.
  
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