You don’t have to be over 50 to feel frustrated and overwhelmed in your attempts to keep up with today’s ever-changing technological advancements. Unfortunately, for people over 50, it is a common experience. Granted, it can be a real pain to constantly have to relearn the best way to use the tech world’s latest and greatest offerings. The thing is, you can lessen much of the stress, boredom, and isolation experienced by some with the appropriate use of technology.
Thanks to the positive impacts of using technology, aging adults and their families can enjoy life much more. If your aging loved one is hesitant about learning how to use today’s technology, remind them that they’ll be able to lead a fuller but simpler life through the use of it.
Where those in their golden years are concerned, there are at least four technological benefits to be enjoyed. Here they are.
Some people say, “If you can’t buy it online, it doesn’t exist!” That’s not too far from the truth. Almost anything can be purchased online these days, from groceries to prescription refills to computers… the list is virtually endless. What’s more, they’ll be delivered right to the front door.
Access To Entertainment
Tablets and smart phones offer seemingly endless hobby and game apps. There are also easy to access streaming and movie services. If your loved one prefers music, there is more music available on the Internet than one can even imagine. There’s never a shortage of something to watch or listen to – or a game to play – with one of today’s technologically advanced devices.
Technological advancements make for a safer environment, particularly if an aging loved one lives alone. There are devices for personal monitoring that can keep an eye on your loved one’s location, sleep, motion, and care patterns. To family members, an alert is sent if the device notices a change. With the simple press of a button, help can be summoned if the device wearer falls.
Increased Socialization Opportunities
This might be one of the biggest benefits of all. With minimal effort, people can socialize and communicate thanks to modern technology. Smartphones and tablets offer users devices that are relatively easy to operate, and can be programmed around the personal needs of an individual. Example: For the visually impaired, there are brighter screens, bigger icons, larger buttons, etc. In some cases, messages can be read out loud.
Use technology to its utmost, or live relatively technology-free. The most important thing is to enjoy the golden years. At TerraBella Northridge that’s easy to do! Our beautiful grounds, numerous amenities, friendly, caring atmosphere, and more make life at our retirement community feel like a vacation at a high-class resort.
Please contact one of our friendly, helpful representatives by phoning us at 919-848-4906 with any questions you may have. With sales and leasing inquiries, you can call 984-231-6041. You can also, if you prefer, use our convenient online form to open the lines of communication.
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