Over the last several years, older adults have been the fastest growing segment of the online population. More and more people over the age of 60 are going online and using Facebook, Google, Yahoo and YouTube. They are emailing, texting and using FaceTime—and it is having a positive impact on their lives as they are communicating more frequently with family, reconnecting with old friends, keeping up with community developments and managing their health issues.
Staying connected is an important part of staying healthy and vibrant. At Primeplus, we are thrilled when our member are engaged in new technologies like laptops, cell phones or even kindles. Some people have expressed their concern that electronic communication has replaced “in person” visits. For long distance family members and or caregivers, electronic communication can be a wonderful supplement to phone calls — especially if hearing loss is a concern. The internet also provides a wealth of information about topics of interest and connects us to our community happenings. For seniors who are aging in place, electronic communication and online social networking can enhance their independent living by widening their circle of friends.
For one-on-one lessons on how to use your electronic devices with Chantel, just call 625-5857. She will be able to answer all your questions and show you step by step on how to use your electronic device with ease.