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Top 90 Seniors Trends of 2014

From Senior Smartphone Packaging to Retiree-Run Urban Farms

— January 3, 2015 — Life-Stages
Now more than ever, there's a great appreciation for the unique needs of seniors, as in made very clear in this collection of the top 2014 seniors trends. Whereas previously, gadgets, products and innovations targeting seniors all had to do with making their life more comfortable in old age. Now however, there's a greater understanding that seniors like to have fun just like anyone else.

Perhaps the most interesting senior-related trend of 2014 has been the explosion of gadgets, computing devices, cellphones and apps specially designed from seniors. From apps that help seniors carry out their banking to smartphones that are easy to use, there has never before been this much senior-targeted tech.

The arts sector has also increasingly embraced the beauty and the unique challenges faced by seniors, with a variety of photographers and artists finding thought-provoking, poignant, humorous and even sexy ways to depict seniors.

Trend Hunter's Seniors Trend Report carries more information on the products and market trends that are inspired by and cater to seniors.
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LGBT Boomer Job Camps
LGBT Boomer Job Camps
The SAGEWorks Boot Camp Helps Older LGBT Job Seekers
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89
Senior Moving Services
Senior Moving Services
The National Association of Senior Move Managers Aids with Relocation
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88
Seniors' Fall-Prevention Programs
Seniors' Fall-Prevention Programs
The Steady U Ohio Program Aims to Reduce Falls Among Seniors
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87
Seniors' College Programs
Seniors' College Programs
Jewish Seniors in New York City Can Attend This Seniors' College
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86
Kindred Spirit Photography
Kindred Spirit Photography
This Photo Series Explores the Complex Relationship Between Two Women
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85
Viral Senior Drug Videos
Viral Senior Drug Videos
Watching Grandmas Smoking Weed is the Funniest Thing on the Internet
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84
Anti-Fraud Fighting Technology
Anti-Fraud Fighting Technology
Google Purchases Spider.io to Help Fight Fraud
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83
Audio Rehabilitation Programs
Audio Rehabilitation Programs
Baycrest's Memory Link Program Uses Audio to Connect with Seniors
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82
Seniors' Produce Programs
Seniors' Produce Programs
The Farm to Senior Program Provides Seniors With Fresh Produce
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81
Time-Lapse Aging Films
Time-Lapse Aging Films
Antony Cerniello's Transformative Film Follows the Passage of Time
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80
Multisensory Seniors Services
Multisensory Seniors Services
This Multisensory Room is Used to Soothe and Stimulate Seniors
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79
Senior Music Videos
Senior Music Videos
The Waverley Mansion Encourages Activity and Education Through Music Videos
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78
Heartwarming Elderly Dance Films
Heartwarming Elderly Dance Films
Brownlee Tugs Heartstrings in A Film About a Dance-Loving Elderly
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77
Alzheimers-Predicting Blood Tests
Alzheimers-Predicting Blood Tests
Georgetown Has Developed Blood Tests to Predict Alzheimers
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76
Inquisitive Mature Beauty Projects
Inquisitive Mature Beauty Projects
The Beauty Project Explores Beauty as Defined by Older Women
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75
Twilight Years-Improving Projects
Twilight Years-Improving Projects
Designs On: Aging by Ideo are Geared Towards the Elderly
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74
Poignant Farewell Photography
Poignant Farewell Photography
'Goodbye at the Door' Captures Parents Waving Goodbye
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73
Medication Scheduling Apps
Medication Scheduling Apps
The Pillboxie App Reminds Seniors When to Take Prescribed Pills
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72
Reminiscent Veteran Portraits
Reminiscent Veteran Portraits
Robin Savage Captured D-Day Veterans at the Locations They Fought at
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71
Alzheimer's-Fighting Headbands
Alzheimer's-Fighting Headbands
The Ybrain Device Stimulates the Brain to Fight Alzheimer's Disease
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70
Time-Traveling Aging Apps
Time-Traveling Aging Apps
This Aging Software Will Allow Parents to See Their Kids as Old People
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69
Cross-Cultural Retirement Communities
Cross-Cultural Retirement Communities
The ShantiNiketan Senior Home Caters to Indian-Americans
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68
Stop-Motion Late Grandma Portraits
Stop-Motion Late Grandma Portraits
Gan-Gan by Gemma Green-Hope Pays Tribute Through Possessions
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67
Elderly Prisoner Programs
Elderly Prisoner Programs
The True Grit Program Improves the Lives of Elderly Inmates
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66
Deceased Tribute Websites
Deceased Tribute Websites
LifeVU Helps People Share Memories and Photos of Deceased Loved Ones
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65
Female-Empowering Senior Organizations
Female-Empowering Senior Organizations
The Red Hat Society Reshapes the Way One Looks at Women
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64
Senior Communication Apps
Senior Communication Apps
BigHappyInbox's Technology for Seniors Simplifies Emails, Photos & News
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63
Declining Grandparent Photography
Declining Grandparent Photography
Photos of My Grandfather Dying Chronicles a Harrowing Loss
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62
Immobilizing Elderly Suits
Immobilizing Elderly Suits
El Tiempo's Age Simulation Suit Shows the Difficulty of Daily Tasks
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61
Senior Transportation Services
Senior Transportation Services
Lift Hero Offers Friendly Ride Sharing for Elderly Passengers
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60
Smartphone Compatible Hearing Aids
Smartphone Compatible Hearing Aids
These Smart Hearing Aids Will Help Users Stay Connected
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59
Age Group-Connecting Ads
Age Group-Connecting Ads
A Speaking Exchange Brings English-Learning Teens and US Seniors Together
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58
Retirement House Swap Sites
Retirement House Swap Sites
LinkedAge's Home Swapping Site is for Seniors with Wanderlust
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57
Old Age Simulation Suits
Old Age Simulation Suits
This Suit is Designed to Simulate Physical Limitations That Come with Age
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56
Senior Home Care Programs
Senior Home Care Programs
The Home First Program Brings Healthcare Services to Seniors' Homes
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55
Elderly-Educating Tech Programs
Elderly-Educating Tech Programs
Non Profit Organizations Urge Seniors to Learn About Social Media
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54
Accurate Microphone Hearings Aids
Accurate Microphone Hearings Aids
The ‘Wear’ is an Effective Portable Hearing Assistant
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53
3D-Printed Heartbeat Regulators
3D-Printed Heartbeat Regulators
These Artificial Heart 3D-Printed Membranes Could Save Your Life
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52
Dextrous Ambulation Aids
Dextrous Ambulation Aids
The PARTNIKU Walker is Dynamic, Adjustable and Includes Storage Space
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51
Tweet-Reminding Pill Boxes
Tweet-Reminding Pill Boxes
The 'Life Capsule' Pill Box Tweets to Remind You to Take Your Meds
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50
Assistive Banking Apps
Assistive Banking Apps
The 'Barclays Access' Bank Technology Improves Accessibility for Customers
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49
Intuitive Senior Smartphones
Intuitive Senior Smartphones
The Doro Liberto 820 is a User-Friendly Phone for the Elderly
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48
Magnified Search Engines
Magnified Search Engines
QWER.RE is a Service for the Visually Impaired
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47
Individually Designed Retirement Homes
Individually Designed Retirement Homes
This Residence is Designed to Avoid Rows of Identical Rooms
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46
Senior Social Networking Sites
Senior Social Networking Sites
SeniorMaze Helps Seniors Connects With Others Their Age
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45
Complimentary Senior Schooling
Complimentary Senior Schooling
Shimer College Offers Free Programs for Post-Retired Individuals
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44
Injury-Preventing Tension Tights
Injury-Preventing Tension Tights
Get Rid of Your Pain in Style with the KNEE Tec Tights
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43
Creative Retirement Homes
Creative Retirement Homes
The NoHo Senior Artists Colony is Based in North Hollywood
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42
Fall-Preventing Shoes
Fall-Preventing Shoes
The B-Shoes Help Elderly People Avoid Falls and Keep Their Footing
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41
Senior-Themed Gaming Events
Senior-Themed Gaming Events
The Lebanon County Senior Games Are in Their 29th Year of Competition
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40
Aging Athletes Photography
Aging Athletes Photography
This Series Shows That a Wrinkled Body Can't Stop Human Determination
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39
LGBT Retirement Homes
LGBT Retirement Homes
Sweden's Regnbagen House is a First for Europe
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38
Photoshopped Iconic Film Scenes
Photoshopped Iconic Film Scenes
Senior Living Communities Recreate Pop Culture with Members
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37
Vibrant Grandmother Photos
Vibrant Grandmother Photos
These Photos Capture the Life of a 93-Year-Old Grandmother
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36
Elderly Life-Logging Apps
Elderly Life-Logging Apps
Sensara is an App for the Elderly That Spots Unusual Activity
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35
Poignant Dead People Portraits
Poignant Dead People Portraits
Walter Schels Captures the Views of People On the Verge of Dying
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34
Appliance-Monitoring Systems
Appliance-Monitoring Systems
The Smart Power Adaptor Notifies Relatives of Seniors' Routines
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33
Nostalgic Chocolate Campaigns
Nostalgic Chocolate Campaigns
Nestle Hopes to Stir Up Sweet Memories with Its Reminiscence Pack
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32
Golden-Age Social Networking
Golden-Age Social Networking
The Stitch Service for Senior Citizens Helps Connect Older Folk
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31
Dementia-Accommodating Villages
Dementia-Accommodating Villages
De Hogewyk aka Dementiavillage is for Elders Living with Dementia
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30
Old Age Dating Sites
Old Age Dating Sites
'Stitch' is a Dating Site Specifically for Those Over 50
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29
Singing Senior Ads
Singing Senior Ads
This Vodafone Red 4g Commercial Celebrates Discovering New Music at Any Age
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28
Electronic Pill Organizers
Electronic Pill Organizers
This Pill Bottle Holder Helps Keep Patients on Track at All Times
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27
Senior Social Media Apps
Senior Social Media Apps
This 7-In-1 App For Seniors Supports Facebook, Email & More
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26
Help-Providing Pendants
Help-Providing Pendants
This Smart Emergency Response Device Keeps the Elderly Connected
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25
Easily Digestible Printed Meals
Easily Digestible Printed Meals
Biozoon is Creating 3D Printed Food That Goes Down Easy
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24
Intergenerational Learning Programs
Intergenerational Learning Programs
The Learner Link Lets Seniors & Teens Learn From Each Other
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23
Aging Burlesque Dancer Photos
Aging Burlesque Dancer Photos
This Photo Series Showcases Legends of Burlesque in Their Old Age
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22
Functional Walking Cane Furniture
Functional Walking Cane Furniture
These Pieces Combine the Old with the New in More Ways Than One
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21
Exuberant Retiree Photography
Exuberant Retiree Photography
This Elderly Photography Series Captures the Spirit of Community
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20
Senior-Targeted Smartphones
Senior-Targeted Smartphones
This Fujitsu Smartphone is Providing Easier Access to Communication
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19
Bizarre Geriatric Photography
Bizarre Geriatric Photography
Harry Griffin's Old Age Photography Sees Aging in a Different Light
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18
Retiree-Run Urban Farms
Retiree-Run Urban Farms
The Homefarm Concept Blends Retirement Home and Aquaponic Farm
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17
Nonna Fashion Ads
Nonna Fashion Ads
The Dolce & Gabbana Campaign Star Scene-Stealing Grandmothers
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16
Poignant Centenarian Photography
Poignant Centenarian Photography
The 'Centenarians' Photo Series Depicts People Aged 100 and Over
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15
Elderly Movie Tributes
Elderly Movie Tributes
The Contilia Retirement Group 2014 Calendar Reinterprets Old Hollywood
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14
Senior Smartphone Packaging
Senior Smartphone Packaging
Doro's Phone Package Was Designed with the Elderly in Mind
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13
Retiree Trailer Park Editorials
Retiree Trailer Park Editorials
'Snowbirds' Captures a Florida Retirement Community
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12
Smartly Sensored Diapers
Smartly Sensored Diapers
The Smart Diaper Sends Wireless Alerts You When it Needs Changing
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11
Surreal Abandoned Home Photography
Surreal Abandoned Home Photography
This Abandoned Home Photo Series is Haunting and Sad
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10
Androgynous Silver-Haired Editorials
Androgynous Silver-Haired Editorials
Fashion Magazine 'White Collar Time' Stars Linda Rodin
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9
Fashionable Grandfather Photography
Fashionable Grandfather Photography
Christina Belchere Photographs Fashionable Grandpas in NYC
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8
Pull-Tab Pill Boxes
Pull-Tab Pill Boxes
Daryl Humphrey's Pill Box Design is Better Suited to the Elderly
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7
Tattooed Senior Photography
Tattooed Senior Photography
Reddit User 'clevknife' Captured Photos of Tattooed Seniors
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6
Safety-Improving Mobility Aids
Safety-Improving Mobility Aids
The Sentry Scientific Walker is Turning Heads at CES 2014
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5
Startup Timing Infographics
Startup Timing Infographics
This Infographic Shows it's Not Too Late to Start Something Successful
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4
Handy Hydration Watches
Handy Hydration Watches
The th2O Medical Bracelet is a Constant Reminder of Water Consumption
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3
Suggestive Senior Photography
Suggestive Senior Photography
Polly Penrose's Photographs Capture Beauty at Any Age
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2
Step-Powered Pushbikes
Step-Powered Pushbikes
The LUMA Three-Wheeled Vehicle Can Be Operated Easily by Anyone Ambulatory
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1
Beach-Going Senior Photography
Beach-Going Senior Photography
June Canedo Photographs Bikini-Clad Honeys at the Beach
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