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  Today Tyze Personal Neworks enjoyed an in-person visit from The Hon. Alice Wong, PC, MP, Minister of State for Seniors. The Minister serves as an advocate for senior’s issues at the Cabinet table and paid Tyze a visit as she has a particular interest in programs that can help improve the quality of life for seniors. Read more »

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What kinds of health and social innovations will achieve the most impact in the near future? Which will make the most of community contributions to support wellness? (Hint: Tyze!) Learn about Tyze and other highlighted health innovations in Geoff Mulgan’s article in today’s issue of the Guardian UK. Geoff suggests six areas where the healthcare sector can innovate and increase productivity

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On a recent episode of Dr. Gordon Atherly’s radio show, Family Caregivers Unite! Tyze CEO Vickie Cammack discussed the power and potential of personal online networks. Questions about the role of networks in supporting family caregivers were addressed as well as was how to respect caregivers as a rich source of information, innovation and expertise. When asked what more the community can do to support those in need, Vickie said: “I believe we are absolutely hardwired to care for one another. The community is ready to say yes, we see it all the time. People are anxious to help.” The interview includes stories about inspiring Tyze users, and highlighted how this social mission business is contributing to informing policy. To hear the full interview click here.

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(And a Computer And a Horse) You know, perspective is a funny thing. The view is much clearer when you’re on Fresco, a gigantic draft horse wearing nothing but a thick pad with handles. From up there, you can see far and wide. You’re alive too—caught up in a jumble of movement, muscles and horse musk. Read more »

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Hospitality transforms work into life. - Jacques Dufresne A winding path leads to Lyn’s brightly painted front door. The bell is barely rung and there she is, eyes twinkling, smile beaming, extending her hand in welcome. ‘How lovely to see you,’ Lyn says in her low, genteel voice. She takes my coat while asking how I am. She looks right into my eyes waiting for my answer and I am led to feel this is a question of great importance. She leads me to her sunny living room. “You must be cold. Let me get you something warm to drink.” She returns shortly with my tea and sits squarely in front of me, giving me her full attention, ready for conversation. Warm and comfortable, basking n the rays of her attention, I realise I am in the presence of a true master of hospitality. Read more »

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The Cabinet Office and NESTA yesterday announced the first fifteen investments to be funded from the £10m Innovation in Giving Fund, a fund established with the goal to support innovative ideas that increase volunteering and charitable giving. Read more »

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New File Drop feature makes it easy for you to invite your doctor, physio and others to put your exercise regimen, medication reminders and more, right inside your Tyze network. What is the File Drop? An easy way for people who aren’t members of your Tyze network to send you the information you need to manage your care. Read more »

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More than any other time of the year, Christmas is a time for contribution, love and the spirit of connection. Here are five tips for using Tyze to enrich the time you spend with your family and friends this season. 1. This Christmas, invite someone new to join your network. Asking a friend or neighbour to share their unique gifts with your circle is a wonderful way to let them know that they are important to you. 2. Use the Calendar page to plan a holiday get-together. If your network members have any questions or want to RSVP, they can simply click on the event and type a reply. 3. Send a private message of encouragement to network members who may be shy or hesitant to participate. Chances are they would like to come, they just needed to realize how much you value their contributions to the network. Read more »