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Technology gadgets for seniors

Technology Gadgets for Seniors

Seniors are quite tech-savvy these days. Give them an Ipad and they know exactly what to do with it. More than 80% of seniors know how to use the internet. If you are not one of these seniors, it’s time you got with the program.

Here are a few technology gadgets you really need in your life.

  • Desktop/Laptop Computer – A desktop computer is a good thing to have if you are working from home. Many retirees use desktop computers for working, ordering medications, and, sometimes, shopping. Although desktop computers may be replaced with laptops, it is still familiar to seniors, and many prefer using desktop computers to laptops.
  • Cell Phone – If you don’t have one of these by now, you are so late with technology. A cell phone is vital anywhere you go. Having a cell phone with you at all times is excellent especially in an emergency. Although a majority of seniors own a cell phone of one type or other, many still are not comfortable with one.
  • E-Reader – This may not be a popular method of reading for many seniors, but it is one that is catching up fast. Although many seniors prefer the old-school method of reading, quite a number of seniors can be seen reading books in digital format too.
  • Social Networking Sites – Most active adults are quite familiar with Facebook and MySpace and other social networking sites. Although this too, was approached with wariness, more and more seniors are now getting pretty active on social networking sites, and loving every minute of it!
  • Broadband Connection – The internet use of seniors has grown exponentially over the years. Although this was a rare sight, in the beginning, it is now not uncommon to see a senior, over the age of 65, clacking away at the computer and using Google to find information.
  • Email Account – Gone are the days of letter writing. Say hello to email. Every American has an email account including over 55 seniors. Although you may be a bit reluctant to open an email account, you are sure to enjoy its benefits once you become familiar with it.

Although you may be wary of all these technology gadgets, it is time you faced the fact that you live in a digital age. So, become a tech-savvy senior and give your kids and grandkids a run for their money.

This article is by ActiveAdultLiving.com®, the website for comprehensive active adult community information.

Advantages of Living in a Golf Course Community

For many homebuyers, the idea of living in a golf course community is a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery, instant access to your favorite hobby, and plenty of fresh air – what’s not to like? This is a popular way of living for many 55+ seniors. If you are wondering about retiring to a golf course community, here are five reasons to help you make up your mind.

6 Reasons to Work Past Retirement Age

When thinking of retirement, we think of sitting on a beach and sipping a mojito or hitting the golf course. Of course, this is the dream, is it not? However, some seniors need to work after retirement due to financial concerns. There are still others who prefer to work, past retirement, because it gives them a purpose and makes them happy. Here are some reasons to work past retirement.

4 Signs Why You Should Consider Assisted Living Care

A host of problems arises with age. One of these is considering whether you should consider assisted living care. Your inability to live alone may not be so prominent to you. However, your family members may see it, and this, can cause them to worry. If you find your children visiting you more often than they did, it is time to think about the reason they are doing so. Here’s how you decide whether you should consider assisted living care.

10 Bargain Retirement Destinations

Buying a home can be expensive with a volatile market. However, luck may be on your side as there are some places that provide you bargains when it comes to buying your home. Although this may be devastating for the homeowners, for you, it is a great wish come true! You get to live in a place that was beyond your budget a few years ago. Here are ten bargain retirement destinations to consider.

Active Adult Living Tips: Decorating Your Home with Common Sense

10 Decorating Tips to Ensure a Safe Home

A lovely home is what everyone wants; a home where everything has its place, where everything looks beautiful, and is the envy of your friends. Making your home lovely is all well and good. However, practicality and common sense are necessary, and in most cases, essential when you are decorating a new home or redecorating. Let’s face it, what you need above all, now that you are 55+ is comfort, affordability, and safety. Unfortunately, appearance in your home has to come forth when decorating. So, if you are an active adult senior, looking to decorate your home space, how will you decorate your home?

Sun Safety Tips for Seniors

We have all heard about the importance of protecting our skin from the sun to prevent aging. But, now that you have arrived at that milestone, you may wonder why you should protect yourself. Most active adults, in their 60s, may not worry about sun damage. However, you should know, older skin is less able to protect itself from the harmful rays of the sun. So, here are a few sun safety tips to keep your skin safe.

Factors to Consider before becoming a Dog Owner

The benefits of owning a dog, for seniors, have been documented for decades. Dogs help relieve stress, prevent depression, alleviate boredom and provide the companionship needed during the later years. There is nothing more rewarding than hugging a dog and getting a wag of the tail and a kiss of welcome. But, if you are considering becoming a dog owner, there are some factors you should consider.