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  • Staying Sharp is making access to your personal information more secure.  After logging in,  registration, and password resetting, users will now be asked for their phone number.  In the future, users will be required to verify their identity with a one-time code in order to access or update their personal information. This secure code will be sent to the verified phone number the user provided.

 

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Release Notes Date 10.06.2020
  • Staying Sharp users can now use Paypal, Apple Pay or Google Pay to purchase the Brain Health Assessment. 
  • The lifestyle portion of the Brain Health Assessment has been updated with questions that reflect the global pandemic. 
  • Users will now see a "Life Without limits" label at the top of some articles.  This is a series of articles that feature stories about people living brain healthy lives.

Release Notes Date 09.11.2020
  • A new Brain Health Challenge titled Being Present has launched. This Brain Health Challenge provides information on the latest techniques for finding balance and calm in your life.

Release Notes Date 08.25.2020
  • After activating Staying Sharp, users will have an opportunity to enroll into the Rewards program if they are not already opted-in.
  • Rewards users will be able to earn Rewards points by watching the video on Staying Sharp.
  • Staying Sharp introduces a new fun game, Which is Different? Give this game a try and see how you do!

Release Notes Date 08.11.2020
  • Staying Sharp users taking the Brain Health Assessment for the first time will now see an Assessment Checklist prior to the start of the assessment.

Release Notes Date 07.21.2020
  • A new Brain Health Challenge titled Replay, Recall, Repeat has launched. The objective of this Challenge is to understand how patterns can help make sense of information in everyday life. 
  • Staying Sharp introduces a new fun game, This Story is Full of Blanks! Give this game a try to see how you do!
  • AARP Staying Sharp has introduced a new guide. Read about Building Resilience and how to bounce back from adversity. 
  • Users can now access their challenges from My Plan.

Release Notes Date 06.24.2020
  • AARP Staying Sharp has introduced a new guide. See the power of music with the Music and Brain Health content package.

Release Notes Date 06.16.2020
  • Users will now see a "Top Players" section display on certain games. The user can see who the top players of that particular game are for the week and for the month. The user's username will show.  
  • New "Editor's Picks" area was added to the right area of certain pages so the user can explore highlighted content more easily. 

Release Notes Date 05.28.2020
  • Improvements to the Challenge Overview so that users understand where they are as they progress through the Challenge.
  • AARP Staying Sharp has introduced two new guides, 1. Brain-Healthy Home Cookingand 2. Women and Brain Health.
  • The Homepage has been updated to help non-members better understand what AARP Staying Sharp is about and has to offer.

Release Notes Date 04.28.2020
  • The original five pillars of brain health have been optimized with the introduction of six pillars including: Be Social, Eat Right, Manage Stress, Ongoing Exercise, Restorative Sleep, Engage Your Brain. New functionality has been added to Staying Sharp allowing users to view articles by selected pillars on our new brain health pillar landing page.

Release Notes Date 04.14.2020
  • In an effort to address members during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added two new content packages in response, Your Brain Health Staycation and Find Your Calm.
  • Staying Sharp introduces a new fun game, Shopping List. Think you can remember items on a list? Give this game a try to see how you do!
  • Filter functionality has been added so users can sort content by articles, videos, recipes, activities and more.

Release Notes Date 03.31.2020
  • Staying Sharp introduces a new game, “Restaurant.” Get started playing the role of a restaurant waiter with this game.
  • A pop-up requesting demographic information (right/left hand, gender and level of education) will now appear on the games page. Gathering this data will allow us to show users how they compare with other users playing the same game. 

Release Notes Date 03.17.2020
  • AARP Members enrolled in AARP Rewards will now see their points balance in the main Staying Sharp header.
  • AARP Staying Sharp updates its brain health pillars and adds 1 additional pillar, for a total of 6 pillars. Updated pillars include:
    • FROM -> TO
    • Connect → Be Social
    • Nourish → Eat Right
    • Relax → Manage Stress
    • Relax → Restorative Sleep
    • Move → Ongoing Exercise
    • Discover → Engage Your Brain

Release Notes Date 03.06.2020
  • AARP Membership expiration date added to top navigation bar for AARP Members. In addition, if a Member is expiring in 90 days or less, there is a link that gives the Member the option to renew their AARP Membership.
  • 15 TED videos have been added to the Staying Sharp experience 
  • Landing page designs for articles, videos, recipes and games.
  • Launched a new navigation element and landing page for videos 
  • Upon completion of creating your Brain Palette, you can now share via social channels including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Release Notes Date 02.19.2020
  • Modified the Staying Sharp member header and navigation based on customer feedback and usability. Changed from red to white background to increase contrast and make it easier to use.
  • Added a new Challenge for February, “Is My Memory Normal?” This challenge teaches you how your memory works and how habits and lifestyle impact your memory.

Release Notes Date 02.4.2020
  • Staying Sharp announces the introduction of a new game, “Around The World in 80 Trips”, Staying Sharp users check it out here.
  • The Brain Health Challenge experience has been enhanced to include a progress bar within each Challenge so that users can see where they are within each Challenge.
  • Brain Health Assessment pricing has changed from $6.99 to $7.00

Release Notes Date 01.23.2020
  • Improved user interface within the Strategies for Better Problem-Solving Challenge, exercise within the explore section of the Challenge.
  • Enhanced functionality for adding content to “My Plan.”

Release Notes Date 01.09.2020
  • Staying Sharp introduces a new fun game, Tower of Babel, which focuses on foreign language skills.
  • Introduction of a new progress bar on the customer home page that informs Staying Sharp participants of their progress in the Brain Health Challenges.
  • AARP Rewards points are now redeemable for the Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment.

Release Notes Date 11.26.2019
  • The ability to print your Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment results is now available.

Release Notes Date 11.19.2019
  • Introduction of four new games including Split Words Arcade, Path Finder, Sequence Square and Mem Machines.
  • Phase One of audio streaming has been added to a sub-set of articles. Audio streaming functionality will continue to rollout across our articles content.

Release Notes Date 11.06.2019
  • The addition of a new product feature, Brain Health Challenges has been released.
  • Added a new “voice” page to the Member area with instructions for enabling the Staying Sharp Memory Game on Amazon Echo smart speakers. This page also explains how to use voice commands to play simple numbers and word games with Alexa.

Release Notes Date 10.08.2019

  • Introductory video “Understanding your brain health score and recommendations” has been included to help members get a better understanding of the brain health score and it’s variable components.

Release Notes Date 09.18.2019

  • Brain Health Assessment results page optimized to provide a more comprehensive education on what is being displayed in the results.
  • Streamlined activation/log-in/join experience for users coming to Staying Sharp specifically to view rich brain health content.

Release Notes Date 08.13.2019

  • Enable users to share Staying Sharp articles on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Release Notes Date 07.18.2019
  • Optimize AARP new member user experience when joining via Staying Sharp
  • Poll Functionality

Release Notes Date 06.27.2019
  • Launched the first, of a new feature set titled, “Brain Health Challenges.” The first Challenge provides a sneak peek into what’s to come. This Challenge focuses on Problem Solving.
  • Enhancement to My Plan page that enables users to interact directly with the Brain Health Assessment and their personalized recommendations.

Release Notes Date 05.31.2019
  • Daily Puzzle
  • Inclusion of a messaging component that resides horizontally across the top of pages – present only when appropriate.
  • Browser detection functionality to enhance the security, speed, and experience for a user. This functionality will be triggered if a user is using a non-optimized version of their browser, browsers included in this detection functionality:
    • IE 11 
    • Edge 18
    • FF 66
    • Chrome 73
    • Safari 12.1
    • Opera 58

Release Notes Date 04.30.2019
  • Enhance FAQ’s to include AI functionality.
  • Provided additional instruction on fun games.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented iPhone 12.2 users from viewing images.

Release Notes Date 03.19.2019
  • Redesigned the Member Home Page to increase the number of tiles highlighting program features.
  • Displayed personalized status on the Brain Health Assessment including count down clock on time left before taking the Assessment again, and individual Brain Health Score.
  • Addition of a counter in the “My Plan” header on the user homepage which tells the user how many pieces of content they have in “My Plan.” 
  • Staying Sharp member homepage updates made to include weekly promotional messaging, and support promotional messages with relevant content in the top five horizontal tiles.

Release Notes Date 02.19.2019
  • Once you have completed the Brain Health Assessment, a portion of your personalized recommendations are now included in your homepage.
  • Individual messaging based on where you are on in the Brain Health Assessment has been added to article pages.
  • Enable users to invite friends to join Staying Sharp.
  • Give businesses or individuals the opportunity to share business ideas and inquiries with the Staying Sharp team.

Release Notes Date 01.30.2019
  • Increased the amount of most popular content displayed on the homepage from three tiles to six tiles.
  • Updated the user interface on the Brain Health Assessment Intro page.

Release Notes Date 01.07.2019
  • Gave users the ability to email articles.
  • Updated the user interface on the Brain Health Report page.

Release Notes Date 012.17.2018
  • Enabled article printing capability.
  • Content updates based on user feedback.
  • Enabled the ability for users to add comments to articles.

Release Notes Date 11.20.2018
  • Turn on homepage notification for users that have previously taken the assessment, and passed their 90-day post-assessment window, letting them know it is time to re-take the Assessment.

Release Notes Date 10.30.2018
  • Added a consolidated video page to the Member area that includes three key Staying Sharp videos that help explain the program.

Release Notes Date 10.08.2018
  • Renamed “My List” feature to “My Plan” based on customer feedback (functionality remains the same). 
  • Members will be asked to login again if they are inactive on their “Your Brain Health Report” page for more than one hour.

Release Notes Date 09.06.2018
  • Staying Sharp relaunched as an AARP member benefit. Enhancements include updated branding, consistent templates, faster load times, the ability to create, edit and complete brain health plans (My Plan). 
  • Members who have activated the Staying Sharp program can now personalize the entire experience by purchasing the Brain Health Assessment and receiving Personalized Recommendations based on their scores. 
  • Members are now able to add any content they are interested in, to their personal “Plan,” including articles, activities, recipes and brain health games, and track them as “Completed” on their personalized My Plan Page. 
  • Members now have access to the most popular content within each category – articles, activities, games, and recipes In addition, members now see related content.