Androids, iPhones and Microsoft Surfaces, oh my!
From the earliest days of televisions to the first generation of personal computers, the young people have always been among the first to embrace new technology. However, an increasing number of seniors are learning how to navigate our increasingly digital world. In fact, “more than 50% of older Americans are Internet users and an even higher share have mobile phones,” according to a research study conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project in early 2012.
In addition to creating new ways to communicate and attain information, digital technology opens up a whole new world for home-bound seniors. Doctor appointments, prescription medications and meals can all be organized online. A trip to the local library or book store is no longer required when books can be downloaded and read anywhere on an e-reader, such as a Kindle, Nook or iPad. Family members live far away? No problem. Seniors can now exchange messages and photos, play games and video conference call all from a smart phone, laptop or tablet, helping them maintain close ties with friends and family regardless of distance.
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