Senior Living March 14, 2023

Technology and Seniors

Technology can be an important tool for seniors to stay connected with family and friends, access information, and maintain their independence. Here are a few tips for seniors and technology:

  1. Start simple: Seniors should start with simple technologies, such as a basic smartphone or tablet, and work their way up to more advanced devices as they become comfortable with them.
  2. Learn from others: Seniors can learn from family members, friends, or seniors’ groups to get started with technology and develop the skills they need.
  3. Take a class: Seniors can take a class or workshop on technology, which can help them develop the skills they need to use technology effectively.
  4. Use online resources: There are many online resources available to help seniors learn about technology, including tutorials, videos, and forums.
  5. Get help: If seniors are having trouble with technology, they should seek help from a family member, friend, or professional.
  6. Use technology to stay connected: Technology can help seniors stay connected with family and friends, especially if they live far away. They can use video chat, email, and social media to stay in touch.
  7. Use technology to manage health: Technology can also be used to manage health, including tracking medications, monitoring vital signs, and communicating with healthcare providers.
  8. Be cautious of scams: Seniors should be cautious of scams and fraud when using technology, especially when providing personal information or making purchases online.

Overall, technology can be a valuable tool for seniors to stay connected, informed, and engaged. By starting simple and seeking help when needed, seniors can develop the skills they need to use technology effectively and safely.

Helpful Links:

https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/info-2021/oats-senior-planet.html

https://www.uc.edu/about/continuing-ed/olli.html

https://www.healingcentercincinnati.org/page/3330?EventOccurrenceId=8318

https://www.medicare.org/articles/senior-computer-classes-to-try-online-for-free/

For additional senior resources and articles please go to my bolg at https://www.hellersells.com/guide