Today’s seniors and technology – a love hate relationship
The technology of today offers many conveniences and opportunities. Smart phone and tablets are quick and easy to use.
Some of the major benefits of modern technology is the ability to have face to face visits whenever we want, even with families who live far away.
Safety is another benefit of technology. Personal monitoring devices can call for help with a touch of button. A glance at an app connected to wireless home security, offers peace of mind to family members who do not live close by.
Keeping one’s mind sharp can be an added benefit as we age, today’s tech devices can be loaded with countless games and puzzles to challenge us. Entertainment in the form of streaming movies and TV series is right at our fingertips.
The convenience of ordering groceries or supplies online is an easy step once technology is embraced. Just a few clicks and it can all be delivered to your doorstep.
One must get past the challenges of trying and using today’s technology and start to enjoy these conveniences and connections. There are hosts of resources such as family members (who are usually more than happy to set it up and teach you). You can take a local class and if you have a computer, online classes are everywhere. Why not give it a try, start slow and you may find you enjoy this technology more than imagined.