I had a really neat idea for another use for Mindings today!
My sister is soon to start a new job as a medic in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (the civilian-manned Ministry of Defence supply fleet). She’ll be travelling by sea to all sorts of exotic locations, and my Dad won’t see or hear from her for months at a time.Read More
We’ve just launched a great new free feature to help your loved one keep up to date with what you’re up to!
If you use Facebook or Foursquare to ‘check in’ to a location, Mindings can now display your location on a map, along with your comments.
Often, older people vicariously live their lives through their families – and this is a great way of not only letting your loved one know what you’re doing, they can now literally see where you are!
And this is what Foursquare think about it:
| “I think what you are doing is great.”
Omid Ashtari, Managing Director Europe of Foursquare
You can choose the map scale, showing street-level, local, regional or international views. Whether you’re an international jet-setter or based in an area your loved one knows well, you can show the amount of detail they would most appreciate, and enable them to share in more of your activities.
“Street Level” Map Setting
“Local” Map Setting
“Regional” Map Setting
“International” Map Setting
Log in to your Mindings Admin Account, click on the Social Media tab and in the Display Settings sub-tab you can enable this.
Enjoy this new feature, and let us know how you get on with it!
The “Kent Care in the Digital Age” conference in Sittingbourne, Kent on July 12th brought together 150 staff, volunteers, service users, carers, innovators and care providers from across the country to explore how digital technology can enhance community care and support.
The event was created by “Connected Care Network“, an organisation formed by combining the considerable talents of social care advocate (and co-host of the Disruptive Social Care Podcast, with Mindings‘ Stuart Arnott) Shirley Ayres, and communications consultant and designer James Souttar.Read More
The Mindings Calendar is useful for many purposes. For example, you can remind your loved one of friends’ birthdays, day-to-day jobs they have to do like putting out rubbish on the correct day, or appointments like going to the doctor’s or receiving visitors. As well as the start and end times of the event, you can give the event a name (like ‘Friday club’) and location (such as ‘The Community Centre’).
We’ve also found Calendar entries a great way to remind Users of helpful information relating to events. When it’s someone’s birthday, you can enter their phone number in the ‘location’ space, so the User can give their friend or family member a call. If different types of recycling are collected on different weeks, you can give the details, or if someone is coming to pick them up for an event, you can add a note about that, too.
Having all the information they need in the same place can really reassure Mindings users and help them feel in control of the things which are important to them.
Mindings TeamRead More