Modern technology is constantly developing new ways that we can connect electronically. Studies have shown that the seniors often benefit from such advances as much or more than the rest of us. Yet while technological innovations make it easy for seniors to maintain independence and avoid isolation, many seniors are still intimidated by technology. Use this article to understand the how you can overcome the impediments to getting the most from your tech.
Many seniors experience physical and psychological barriers when attempting to enjoying new technologies. A senior may have trouble with their vision, making it difficult to read, and arthritis can make it difficult to use technology. Seniors also worry about their ability to learn everything that they need to know, or are afraid that they might damage equipment.
It’s not as hard as most people think to overcome the hurdles and fears associated with modern tech. There are several local organizations that offer free classes that teach about the use of technology. Many programs and products make it easier for seniors to use technology and any equipment involved. Senior living communities have access to equipment that makes computer use possible for everyone, including the disabled.
Technology is a powerful tool that seniors can use to maintain their independence. Online ordering systems, GPS trackers, health trackers, medical alert systems, and cell phones make it simpler than ever for seniors to live active, independent lives while staying in touch with help should they need it.
The largest benefit of cell phones is the ability for modern seniors to stay in touch with family easily, avoiding isolation and providing opportunities for all manner of opportunities. Cell phones give seniors the chance to do more things, knowing that help is always nearby at the touch of a button.
The combination of phones and internet resources creates a simple way for seniors to explore and engage in ways they might not otherwise discover, including:
• Connecting with others
• Volunteer programs
• Sharing experiences
• Shopping and delivery services
• Learning new skills
• Making new friends
• Staying active
Learn how technology can help seniors in the following video:
Take a moment to read about how you can use technology to enhance your life!