This funky little cube prints your texts and photos for granny

It may not be the greenest way to communicate with your elders, but a new device called messageQube could go long way in breaking down technological and communication barriers between youngsters and seniors, as well as doctors and ailing patients.

Independa snags $1.6 million to help seniors live independently

Independa’s service allows family and other caregivers to monitor the well-being of their elderly relatives, and gives the elderly easy access services they need. The company just closed a $1.6 million round of funding from private investors and Southern California venture capital firms Miramar Venture Partners and City Hill Ventures.