How Can Technology Help My Aging Mother

How Can Technology Help My Aging Mother?

Melissa Veres Technology Leave a Comment

  Gone are the days of blinking VCR clocks. Technology is on an upward throttle to improve our lives and it’s now easier than ever. Seniors of all ages can—and should—enjoy the life-simplifying and life-changing benefits of the modern age. Caretakers and children alike will find their lives equally simplified from some of these amazing products. SAFETY FIRST Surveys consistently …

10 Awesome Websites for Seniors

10 Awesome Websites for Seniors

Jennifer Thomas Activities for Seniors, Technology Leave a Comment

  As an activities coordinator at an independent senior living community, one of the company’s commitment to providing activities to residents, is to incorporate technology. This had proven to be a difficult task for me at first, as only a few have tablets or smartphones, and those that do, use them mostly for playing games which have been downloaded for …

Seniors Age in Place with Technology

Home Automation & Technology Help Seniors Age in Place

Nancy LaFever Aging Topics, Technology Leave a Comment

Adults age 65 and older are due to become the largest segment of the U.S. population by mid-century. According to a Pew Research survey, the global senior population will triple from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050 and older adults in the U.S. will be more than doubled from 41 to 86 million. Most industries, including consumer …

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Top 10 Technology Tools for Seniors

Nancy LaFever Technology 2 Comments

Historically, older adults have not been rapid adopters of technology and although this population segment is still lagging behind other users, the numbers of seniors using technology are increasing. According to a Pew Research study released in April, 2014, 59 percent of seniors now report going online. That’s a six-percentage point increase in a year. In addition, 47 percent of …

Social Media for Seniors

Social Media For Seniors

Nancy LaFever Activities for Seniors, Social Media, Technology 3 Comments

Your 82-year-old father or senior friend probably isn’t excited about the latest snazzy mobile app, but it’s a good bet he has his own Facebook account and uses it. A recent 2014 research survey found that overall seniors are becoming adopters of internet and broadband usage in growing numbers. In fact the survey showed 59 percent of seniors, one in …

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Communication with your Loved One Through Technology

Dorothy Sander CareGiving, Technology Leave a Comment

A breakdown in communication can turn an easy-to-remedy situation into a complicated mess. Anyone caring for an aging parent or relative learns quickly that even the most innocuous comment can be turned upside down and inside out, given the right circumstances. When the cared for individual is struggling with the stresses of aging, such as hearing loss, dementia, depression or …

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Gotta Get A Gadget

Sue Sveum Technology Leave a Comment

A lot of seniors have no interest in going high tech the way their kids and grand kids do.  Frankly, they don’t need a lot of the high tech toys that the younger generation can’t live without.  But technology isn’t just for the young anymore.  Here are fifteen gadgets that will actually make life easier for seniors. 15 Gadgets Amplified phones …