Sally Abrahms: Freelance Writer / Editor

Aging And Baby Boomer Expert

Award-Winning Writer and Blogger On 50+ Caregiving, Baby Boomers, Seniors, Housing, Retirement, and Aging In Place Technology.

Blogging, Online and Print Consumer and Content Writing

I write for the nation’s top publications and websites as well as for companies that have products and services for adult children and their aging parents.

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How Wearable, Smart Tech Can Track Health for Boomers

Salvatore Angelone has gym equipment in his Fremont, N.H., house that didn’t exactly get a workout. But last April, the financial services project manager donned a “smart shirt” made by OMSignal, a technology company that works with fashion brands. “It was a game changer,” says Angelone, 52. “I’m in the best shape of my life.”

Wearable Watches
The form-fitting compression shirt keeps sensors in place close to his body. They monitor biometric data and relay it to a mini-box that interprets the information and transmits it to an app on an iPhone, iWatch or iPod he sees in real time. Besides measuring steps, heart rate and calories like other fitness trackers, the shirt monitors Angelone’s breathing rate and depth, stress levels, exertion and past performance against how he’s doing that day. “You can go to a gym or lift weights in the basement and see changes over time, but this gives me that immediacy,” he says.

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Parade

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Johnson & Johnson

Harvard University

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Citibank

JP Morgan Chase

Yale School of Medicine

Duke Medical School

Tufts School of Medicine

msnbc.com

Intel-GE Care Innovations

aplaceformom.com

newsweek.com

forbes.com

Advertising Age

 

Ladies’ Home Journal

Family Circle

Working Mother

AARP/Workforce

MetLife Mature Market Institute

Transamerica

Encore.org

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report

The Washington Post

PBS’ nextavenue.org

USC

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Award-winning writer specializing in aging and baby boomers for national and custom magazines, the web, companies, and organizations.

Print and Internet: features, news, Q & A’s, profiles, and ghostwriting. Author of two books, including a national book tour.

Corporate Communications: web content, brochures, newsletters, media kits, reports, executive profiles, marketing materials, advertorials, and features.

Check out my latest work for AARP, inspiring people age 50+ for TIME, and my MetLife report on purpose in later life.

Recipient of two fellowships on aging from the New York Times Foundation and the MetLife Foundation.

Blogger for the Huffington Post's new Huff/Post 50 section.


 
Clients

Newsweek
TIME
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Parade
AARP The Magazine
USA Today
Newsday
The Los Angeles Times
The Boston Globe
The Atlanta Constitution
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Miami Herald
New York Magazine
Boston Magazine
The Congressional Record
New York Daily News
The AARP Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
Harvard University
Columbia Pictures

Citibank
JP MorganChase
Yale School of Medicine
Duke Medical School
Tufts School of Medicine
msnbc.com
women.com
oxygen.com
grandparents.com
eons.com
jugglezine.com

Ladies' Home Journal
Family Circle
Working Mother
AARP/Workforce
MetLife Mature Market Institute
Transamerica
HealthyStyle
Civic Ventures
whatsnext.com
Second Act