How to Promote Senior Independence through Technology

How to Promote Senior Independence through Technology

Although seniors today are more active online than ever, the majority of the elderly population still has difficulties in learning and adapting to new technologies. And the number of elderly we need to reach out to is growing considerably. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older in the United States is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020, and to 88.5 million — or 20 percent of the population — in 2050. With…

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New Age, New Ways to Stay Healthy

New Age, New Ways to Stay Healthy

There are more ways than ever for seniors to keep track of their health, exercise and enjoy social time with friends and family. Read on for exciting ways to boost your well-being and more no matter your age. Stay in tune with your health Your first order of business is to make sure that you are properly covered. Unless you have plenty of money in the bank, it may be wise to invest in a Medicare Advantage Plan (also known…

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How to Keep Grandparents and Grandchildren Close Despite the Distance

How to Keep Grandparents and Grandchildren Close Despite the Distance

Grandparents have a fundamental role in the lives of their grandchildren. Many of us have grown up with grandma down the street eagerly waiting for us after school with milk and cookies. But today, our lives are different. We move far from family. Our lives are constantly changing and evolving. So we must keep in mind that our parents, but also our children, eventually feel the consequences. Finding a solution to maintaining the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is necessary…

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Why Embracing Digital Age Can Help Seniors Age in Place

Why Embracing Digital Age Can Help Seniors Age in Place

We all want our seniors to enjoy living an independent life to the absolute fullest. We’re living in a world where technology has become a huge asset in our daily lives. This remarkable revolution is otherwise known as the digital age. Seniors too, have started to become tech users, in a number that is steadily increasing. Embracing technology allows seniors to become a part of our online world, taking advantage of all that it offers. Most importantly, it helps the…

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5 ways to help your senior join an online community

5 ways to help your senior join an online community

Online communities today are flourishing. Physical distance and quick Internet access has encouraged people to make friends online. Seniors, who often live alone and have difficulty leaving the house, can find awesome opportunities at expanding their social circle… in online groups! They can chat with like-minded people. Friendships can blossom. If you have a senior in your life who is missing social contact, here are a few reasons why online communities can be an answer to finding emotional fulfillment and…

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Why Music is a Senior’s Best Friend

Why Music is a Senior’s Best Friend

Music is universal. It has a strong cultural significance around the world. From work chants to opera, we have embraced music and used it for a variety of ways to reflect the human condition. A support in difficult moments, a representation of cultural values, or just a happy birthday wish. Music is everywhere. It makes all our daily activities more enjoyable. So we must remember, music is beneficial to seniors too. Studies show that it has a positive impact on…

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Why We Need To Encourage Our Seniors To Use Technology

Why We Need To Encourage Our Seniors To Use Technology

Technology in the last decades has sped up. From apps to Internet devices, it is easy to get confused in this widespread market. Our seniors may be afraid of trying to learn about a new device. However, there are a multitude of options in the senior-friendly tech world. Let’s take a look at why we should encourage our seniors to use technology and examine some useful examples. Easier to use Technology for seniors is simply easier to use. Tech companies…

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How to Share Holiday Photos with Grandparents Online

How to Share Holiday Photos with Grandparents Online

It’s summertime and we’re heading to the beach or the mountains for vacation. Most of us will be taking photos either with our smartphones or cameras. We collect them and keep them safe in digital format on our hard drives and photo albums, ready to take out later when we want to reminisce on the past. We also want to share them with our friends and family. Digital format is probalby not a problem for our friends. But how do we…

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4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

Video chat is not only something youngsters do. Many seniors have discovered the amazing benefits to being able to connect to others online from their own living room. Reaching family, friends, and finding new social connections are what combat loneliness and increase vitality in the elderly. Video chatting is especially helpful for those who have a hard time leaving their homes or who have family living far away. Many technologies offer a video connection to communicate with others. Video calling…

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Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

My grandma Jo has been living alone for several years now, ever since my grandpa passed away. She has remained very strong, while battling a variety of health issues, but lately, her health has been slowly declining. As her only grandchild, I have always tried try to contact her weekly, and go visit her on a regular basis. Yet lately, I have been feeling concerned about her and have been searching for ways I could do more. Every summer, I…

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