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Seniors Gain from Social Networking Technology

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How are seniors dealing with modern technology and social networking programs?

Today many seniors are taking advantage of modern technology and social networking programs. The time has passed when we all live together in the same neighborhood and our friends are always the same. Very often family has moved across country and we have totally lost track of our high school and college friends. This does not mean that you have to stay at home alone and not know what is happening with your family and friends. You will find that some of the modern technology will keep you connected to them.

 

Seniors communicating through Skype

Some of the ways you can connect to your family and friends is through Skype and a

Seniors using the webcam for the first time
Seniors using the webcam for the first time

webcam. When you have a Skype account on your laptop or PC with a web cam you can see the caller. Many people enjoy being able to see their family while they are talking. This makes it possible to join in on special birthday parties or other activities that are important to many seniors. It helps to keep families close together even though they are miles away.

An elderly woman uses Facebook on a tablet
An elderly woman uses Facebook on a tablet

Seniors using Facebook

Facebook has become an essential part of many seniors lifestyle. You can use Facebook to connect to your family and share pictures. You are able to do online chat or connect to each other with your smartphone. Many times people take pictures of an event just as it happens on their smartphones and put it on Facebook. Facebook has become a great resource for seniors to find friends that they have not heard from over the years. Many seniors have been able to renew old acquaintances and in some cases make new friends.

Medical alarm on a wrist
Medical alarm on a wrist

Senior living and security

Social networking has become so much easier with modern technology.

There are things like wrist bracelets that will beep to remind a senior that it is time to take their medication. The use of outside surveillance camera helps seniors to remain in their home without fear of intruders. These are all part of helping a senior remain independent.

 

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