Functional (and Fun) Technology Today’s Seniors Should Be Using

Recent stats indicate that 70% of Americans age 50 and older now use smartphones, and 60% use social media sites (especially Facebook). What the stats don’t tell, however, is how well seniors are actually harnessing the power of the Internet and modern technology in order to make their lives better.

via Functional (and Fun) Technology Today’s Seniors Should Be Using

This is an interesting article about how tech can help people of all ages especially senior adults.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

2 thoughts on “Functional (and Fun) Technology Today’s Seniors Should Be Using”

  1. Interesting article. We live in a rural are and use the last three on the list — a lot. Ride sharing is something I’m not comfortable with. We do have access to a low cost van service if we ever need it. We used Skype when it was still fairly new, but there were problems with it. We might want to think about trying it again — I’m sure they’ve had time to get some of the “bugs” out by now.

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  2. Seniors who can’t use smart phones (because their hands shake, the screen is too small to see, too much fine dexterity required, etc) who might have a desktop computer in their house that still works but is no longer supported (like WindowsXP, etc) benefit from Linux! I have restored quite a few slow, halting Windows boxes using a nice Linux distro that is graphical and simple to use. Seniors who can’t afford a new computer and who can’t manage a smart phone really benefit. Being able to keep in touch with far-flung family and friends, feeling connected to the world is huge for seniors, especially if they live in a retirement home.


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