Retiring baby boomers readily take advantage of the technology available to them. But what about the boomers’ parents? Pew Research reports about 56 percent of those over 80 do not use the internet and 83 percent do not have smartphones.
Regardless of the age, social isolation is harmful. Depending on their level of comfort and experience, various platforms (hardware and software) are available to reduce social isolation, increase engagement, personal safety and health monitoring.
Technology can help you remain independent and stay connected, but the options are often overwhelming. What will work for the seniors in your life? It all depends on the Purpose, Ease of use, Equipment and costs, and whether Support is available.