Just last week I received an email from my 82 year old grandpa telling me to click on a LINK to his new WEBSITE that promoted a book he wrote. Yes, I am completely impressed that he wrote a book at the age of 82 but I am even more impressed with his use of technology and the internet at the age of 82.
The use of technology and the internet by seniors is ever growing. The use of technology can be frustrating for seniors since technology industries cater more toward a younger crowd and can make it difficult for seniors to keep up with the changes in time. However, knowing how to use technology and surf the internet can do so much for someone 65 and above.
Not only are there physical advantages to the use of the internet like hand/eye coordination and finger dexterity but there is a plethora of information at the tip of your finger that enables seniors, especially those immobile to stay on top of what is going on in the world as well as everyday life maintenance. Grocery shopping can even be done on the internet as well as making doctors appointments, finding important phone numbers, or keeping in touch with loved ones.
Seniors for Living wrote an article on the Top 100 Senior Blogs and Websites. This list is more than impressive and many are extremely interesting as well as informative.
This list gives you the perfect idea of how many seniors are using the internet and technology and that number is only increasing. There are a number of places to visit to learn more about the internet if you are a senior and this is something you are interested in. There are at home tutorials and even most colleges give beginner technology courses for all ages.
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