Intel collaborates with FinerDay
We are pleased to announce that FinerDay Video Messaging has been launched in collaboration with Intel Corporation – November 2012
Developing Apps for the Health and Wellbeing Sector
A keynote speech at the HandiHealth Conference at Plymouth University will be FinerDay: “Bridging the barriers to scalable e-care”. The event will be held on Monday 19th November, 2012.
FinerDay launches Video Messaging at the 14th ASSCA Conference in Australia
FinerDay launches free, secure video messaging at the 14th ASSCA Conference in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday 14th November 2012.
Video Messaging allows one to simply record video messages and send them to a recipients secure inbox – it is free, safe and very easy to use. Unlike Skype, FinerDay Video Messages can be watched when it is convenient – and can be viewed again and again. It is ideal for:
- Older people, people with dementia, care homes and housing associations.
- People with learning difficulties or physical disabilities.
- Grandchildren and grandparents.
- Care organisations and schools.
“Video messaging is amazing. We cannot often use live video in a busy care home and Finerday video messaging is brilliant for our residents to receive and send videos to their family and friends who sometimes they seldom see.” East Midlands Care Home
Video Messaging works on all major browsers and devices - except for the iPad and iPhone as Apple does not allow flash technology on these two devices. Further applications will be launched for the iPad.
BT partners with FinerDay
BT and FinerDay are partnering to improve lives through digital inclusion. The telecoms giant will provide custom solutions for social housing groups and FinerDay will be installed on all computers supplied under the initiative.
24 October 2012
Finerday: Keynote speaker at the Australian Seniors Conference 2012
Howard Bashford, co-founder of FinerDay will be a keynote speaker at the Australian Seniors Conference in Sydney in November 2012.
Safe Intergenerational Social Networking – Today and the future
FinerDay is a free, secure social network for all ages. Safety online is increasingly important. Howard will demonstrate FinerDay and provide an insight of how social networks will support healthcare.
Nominet Internet Awards reveal the best of the UK’s online initiatives
Protecting users from crimes & threats – Runner Up Award: FinerDay, Finerday.com – 12 July 2012
“FinerDay, a free, secure, online, closed, social network, allows the older generation, those who are less technically aware, or those that have special needs to stay connected to family, carers, healthcare professionals and the community on a trusted platform.”
FinerDay shortlisted for the Nominet Internet Awards 2012
FinerDay has been shortlisted for the category: Protecting users from crimes and threats
6 June 2012 “The Nominet Internet Awards celebrate the achievements and innovation of UK internet initiatives. The awards aim to showcase projects from UK businesses, charities, individuals and public and private sector organisations which help to make the internet a more secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for all.” Nominet
FinerDay, Our Yesterday, announced as Finalist in the UK ISPA Awards 2012
18th May 2012 – The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) has today announced the finalists for its 14th annual awards. FinerDay’s Our Yesterday is a Finalist in the Digital Inclusion category for it’s popular reminiscence and memories website.
“Congratulations to all the finalists of the 14th annual awards and the best of luck for the night. Nomination is the culmination of either rigorous technical testing, written entry forms analysed by experts judges or votes from customers”, said ISPA Secretary General, Nicholas Lansman.
University of Manchester and FinerDay Study: Personas for lung cancer patients, carers and healthcare professionals
WEL is working in partnership with Intel, Finerday and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work to determine the feasibility of developing personalised, adaptable healthcare advice and social support for people with lung cancer. Report May 2012
“FinerDay working with 3 Million Lives”
UK Lifescience Magazine, Edition 4, April 2012. “Finerday, working with 3 Million Lives, aims to reach 1 million citizens ...”
FinerDay “Breaking down the barriers to eHealth adoption at scale”
Howard Bashford, of FinerDay, will be a speaker at the Telehealth Symposium in July 2012.
This symposium will present an opportunity to showcase a number of telehealth projects the WMS HIEC has funded as well a chance to listen to well respected experts in telehealth. The aim of this event is to increase awareness, knowledge and know- how in the use of e-health and e-selfcare.
Lancashire County Council offer lessons on FinerDay
“MyFriends online week helps people later in life discover the social side of the internet, learn the latest ways to make new friends and keep in touch with old friends and family. We offer bite size classes for absolute beginners about everything from simply emailing to setting up an account on a social network such as Facebook, Finerday, Google+ or Twitter.”
Australian Healthcare introduces FinerDay
Benetas Healthcare “bring 'Finerday' to our homes. Finerday is a social networking site that's designed specifically for older people. It's a great way for our ...”
National award for activities organiser
Helen Brown has won the coveted award of National Care Activities Organiser, using FinerDay to help 57 of her 67 residents to go online. 27th February 2012.
FinerDay.com finalists for the 2012 Medilink Healthcare Innovation Awards
FinerDay has been shortlisted as finalists for the Medilink Innovation Business Awards 2012 which will be held in May.
FinerDay has been shortlisted for two awards: Innovation and Outstanding Achievement
Race Online shout about FinerDay’s Yesterday
“We always love to shout about tools that Digital Champions can use to aid them with their work. So we are pleased that the good folks from FinerDay.com, the free, easy to use email and social networking platform (www.finerday.com), have released a new free site containing great nostalgic films, news and music to share with older family and friends www.ouryesterday.org
From Glenn Miller to Steptoe and Son ....”
Race Online Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox Visits Aire View
Avery is committed to leading change within the care industry and getting all residents online is a top priority. Having commissioned Finerday.com to pilot the scheme earlier this year at several of its homes ... Finderday.com was developed by Lilla Harris, who has herself managed a care home and understands more than most.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Avery embraces digital technology for its residents
Avery Lodge in Grantham has recently helped to pioneer a new digital platform called Finerday.com that has been developed to assist elderly people in accessing the kind of communication services on-line that most of us take for granted.
Online Social Support for Lung Cancer Patients
The University of Manchester WEL and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work are pleased to announce the success of the EPSRC Windfall grant, ‘Online Social Support for Lung Cancer Patients’.
Nursing Times - 'What is great is that relatives can see what the resident got up to at the home's fete'
That eureka moment led her to want to start a social network just for older people, and the concept of finerday.com was born.
The trial with residents was a success, with relatives surprised that no one had thought of it before. It has also been a critical success. It won most exciting newcomer at the Nominet Awards 2011, scooped a UK IT Industry Award 2010 and is a finalist for the community project of the year in the 2011 UK IT Industry Awards.
Campaign to End Loneliness - Connecting the Generations Online
Howard Bashford from Finerday explains the inspiration behind his work and the benefits of simple strategies to keep people across all generations connected.
Finerday.com releases Our Yesterday - a new reminiscence and nostalgia site
Finerday.com releases a new free site providing interesting and stimulating content for reminiscence, nostalgia and memories - www.ouryesterday.org
Designed from research, experience and trials around engagement and reminiscence. It is free and can be used in personal and group sessions both at home and in care homes and housing schemes - supporting the older person and their formal and informal carers. Our Yesterday provides a bi-weekly printable newsletter, a weekly quiz and much needed content and ideas for care staff ...
"Care homes should be places of safety, warmth, activity and happiness" Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director, Age UK
Finerday.com and Go ON Adopt are announced Finalists in the UK IT Industry Awards 2011
Finerday and Go ON Adopt have been shortlisted for the "Community Project of the Year" in the UK IT Industry Awards 2011.
The annual Awards are the benchmark for excellence throughout the computer industry. They focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.
Awarded Most Exciting Newcomer, Nominet Awards 2011
Finerday.com and Go ON Adopt are announced Exciting Newcomer at the Nominet Awards 2011 for Building a Networked Nation.
Finerday.com has now won:
Most Exiting Newcomer, Nominet Awards 2011, Building a Networked Nation
Winner, UK ISPA Awards 2011
Winner, UK IT Industry Awards 2010
Go ON Adopt (Finerday.com) wins the Internet Service Providers Association Awards 2011
Go ON Adopt wins the UK ISPA Awards 2011 for Digital Inclusion.
The Race Online 2012 judges felt that Go On Adopt a Care Home were the worthy winners as it is a great example of community collaboration to help get the most difficult to reach people online for the first time with a sustainable model. The judges further felt that it helps to develop intergenerational relationships, reduce isolation for older people and improve their quality of life through the internet.
Go ON Adopt is shortlisted for the Nominet Internet Awards 2011
Go ON Adopt (and Finerday) has been shortlisted for Nominet Internet Awards which recognise achievements of organisations and individuals who lead the way to make the internet a more inclusive, enjoyable and safer space for everyone.
Go ON Adopt a Care Home and Finerday.com have been shortlisted in the “Building a networked nation” category.
Lesley Cowley, CEO of Nominet says: "Each year we are impressed by the variety of ways the British businesses, charities and individuals continue to innovate to make the Internet a safe, accessible and helpful place for us all. The Internet has the power to have a positive impact on society and these shortlisted entries represent a small, shining proportion of the phenomenal work taking place in the UK."
Martha Lane Fox & Finerday.com at the National Digital Conference, ND11
Scouts from Carreg Las Explorer Scouts Pembrokeshire and Sylvia, a resident, from Avery Lodge Residential Home, Lincolnshire, showing Martha Lane Fox Go ON Adopt a Care Home and Finerday.com at ND11.
Finerday and Go ON Adopt a Care Home are announced finalists in the ISPA Awards 2011
Both Finerday.com and Go ON Adopt a Care Home have been separately shortlisted in the final six for the Internet Service Providers Association Awards 2011. The awards ceremony will take place on the 7th July.
THE SENIOR newspaper, Australia, May 2011
Australian Seniors Computer Club president Nan Bosler is a fan of Finerday.
"I love the way users can send and receive email between their nominated family and friends knowing they are totally secure," Nan said. "The external email facility that has now been added allows Finerday users full access from this user-freindly, free service to anyone with an email address."
by John Coulthard on April 19, 2011, Head of Healthcare Team, Microsoft
No not the guitarist. It is the place that stuff is getting done these days. Don’t wait around for someone in a position of authority to say it’s OK, don’t ask for permission, perhaps you can seek forgiveness.. just get on with it.
Follow people like Howard Bashford and Lilla Harris bringing us finerday .......
Mr Ed Vaizey MP welcomes the GO ON Adopt initiative
“I’m delighted to welcome the launch of the GO ON Adopt initiative. This new scheme will encourage schools in the UK to adopt a local care home or sheltered housing scheme, to help older and disabled residents to go online. Connecting schools, young people, businesses and volunteers will help create a sustainable, Big Society initiative which will reduce isolation for older people and improve their quality of life.”
Mr Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Computers made easy in Sydney - NSW Seniors Week
FinerDay.com Training Courses are being held by ASSCA in Sydney, 22nd and 24th March 2011:
“How to use Social Networking
Facebook sceptic? FinerDay Social Network is an alternative to Facebook. It’s senior-friendly and is great for keeping in touch with friends and family located near and far.”
FinerDay.com releases a new registration system for tutors and trainers
FinerDay.com has released a new registration system which helps trainers to set up new users to the internet. It simply and quickly helps to get them started online.
Previously FinerDay relied on an experienced user (with an email address) to start the secure family and friends community or network. Now a trainer or tutor can easily get someone started online even if they do not have an existing email address.
The new registration is designed help organisations such as GO ON Adopt a Care Home, Race Online 2012, NIACE, Get Digital and the Australian Seniors Computer Club Association.
FinerDay.com releases the first External Email system designed to work on the TV
As technology moves towards the TV being used for online activities, FinerDay.com has released the first external email system designed to work on the TV.
The Company has started trials with Intel to use net top TV computers in a number of healthcare organisations in the UK. The entire FinerDay platform has been developed to work on this technology.
FinerDay members now have the choice to use secure internal messaging or a full external email system. Using the TV to go online can often be less a less daunting than using a conventional computer for the less technically aware.
FinerDay.com announces a partnership with the GO ON Adopt a Care Home Initiative
"We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Big Society initiative, aimed at addressing access to the internet and providing choice to and connecting older or disabled people with their families and friends, is launching in the UK care sector. The GO ON Adopt initiative is asking every school in the UK to "adopt" a local care home or sheltered housing scheme and help the residents go online. The inclusion of young people, schools, volunteers and businesses will provide a sustainable platform to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for our older, disabled or less technically aware citizens.
Through easy to use designed technology such as FinerDay.com, inspired by a nurse and care home manager, GO ON Adopt is already operating in homes such as Avery Healthcare in Grantham, Lincolnshire, where students from a local college help the residents go online. Such initiatives form the lifeblood of our Big Society "
The GO ON brand is a co-brand with Martha Lane Fox’s Race Online 2012 initiative.
Google supports Finerday.com to help teach older people how to use their products
FinerDay releases new Google learning material to help the less technically aware. The Finerday.com "Me" section contains links, instructional videos and examples for Google Search, Video, News, Maps and Street View.
The examples help you take a stroll around Kew Gardens and more .....
Google supports Finerday.com, Mobilelite Limited, help teach older people and the less technically aware to use Google products.
Finerday wins the UK IT Industry Awards 2010
Finerday.com (Mobilelite Limited) is announced as a winner in the UK IT Awards 2010. Finerday.com won the Award for the Digital Inclusion Achievement of the Year.
The Finerday.com site beat competition from Proctor & Gamble, ITV and Westminster County Council and was commended for its simplicity and innovation. The Finerday site can be found at www.finerday.com
Finerday.com on the ITV News
Finerday was recently featured on UK ITV News. The video shows a grandmother and her grandson using finerday.com to share messages and photos.
Finerday.com is shortlisted as a finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards 2010
Finerday.com, Mobilelite Limited, has been selected as one of the six finalists in the UK IT Industry Awards 2010. This is an amazing achievement as Finerday's Awards catagory includes the likes of Proctor & Gamble and ITV ....
Race Online 2012 article on Finerday.com and the UK IT Industry Awards
“The UK IT Industry have announced the finalists for their 2010 awards and we’re very much looking forward to what is sure to be the highlight of the evening, the Race Online 2010 Digital Inclusion Award.
In the interests of impartiality, we’ll be taking a closer look at each project over the next few weeks in the lead up to judging day on 1st October. First up, Finerday.com.”
Edward P Gibson
“In years to come we will look back and wonder how we got along without Finerday. Millions of people across the globe are afraid to use a computer and explore the world using the internet. Finerday provides an easy to navigate dashboard, using the newest and best security measures to help keep users safe while online.
When families are separated, by geography or physical abilties, Finerday provides just the right mix of technology and communication to help bring everyone together again. With the click of a easily recognizable icon, sending and receiving emails is a breeze. Adding photos of a loved one, real time, is easy and clear. Navigation aids are readily available, and best of all, help is only an email away.
I commend Howard Bashford, and Lilla, for their perserverance, passion, and loyalty to those looking for a safe and reliable social media platform to ‘be a family again’.”
Edward P Gibson, CISSP, FBCS
Attorney – US; Solicitor – England/Wales
FBI (retired) 1985 -2005
Microsoft Ltd UK (former) Chief cyber Security Advisor 2005-2009
Director, Forensic Technology Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington DC 2010 -
Your Life Choices - "It's not just about seniors"
So if you feel Facebook, Myspace and Twitter have passed you by but want a simplified solution for keeping in touch with family and friends, .........., then head to www.finerday.com and create yourself a profile.
Finerday.com has been designed to look as cool to a ten year old as it is easy and intuitive to use for a ninety five year old.