Tech Talk for Seniors, Family Caregivers & Others Not “Born Digital”

Sometimes even the English language can seem like someone is speaking in a foreign tongue. Older adults, who lived much of their lives without today’s technology, can feel that tech speak is unintelligible and the whole world is trying to tell them something they don’t understand. It can be like talking about a new medical … Read moreTech Talk for Seniors, Family Caregivers & Others Not “Born Digital”

Give Grandma the Gift of (Safe) Social Media This Christmas

The signs are hard to miss, even though they are showing up even earlier this year: stores of all kinds displaying holiday decorations, holiday sales ads on TV, and Santa taking children’s wishes in many malls. Yes, it’s time again to wrack our brains on that annual question: “what do we give our grandparents and … Read moreGive Grandma the Gift of (Safe) Social Media This Christmas

Web and Tech Use by Seniors Growing But Challenges Remain

Digital technology and the web are already improving life for seniors living independently and there is much more to come. In order to realize many of the benefits tech has to offer, however, seniors have to be using connected devices. That’s why Senior Care Corner® has long advocated that family caregivers urge their senior loved ones using smartphones, tablets, the … Read moreWeb and Tech Use by Seniors Growing But Challenges Remain

Because They’ll Use Them: Reason to Give Seniors Smartphones & Tablets

We’ve heard variations on the theme many times over, through responses to our tweets and Facebook posts, comments to our articles, and one-on-one conversations . . . “Mom will never use a tablet, she’s too set in her ways to even try something like that.” “Getting Dad a smartphone would be a waste of money, … Read moreBecause They’ll Use Them: Reason to Give Seniors Smartphones & Tablets

Tablet Tailored to Seniors’ Needs – Conversation with grandPad on the Senior Care Corner® Show

Technology that connects seniors to their families, friends, healthcare providers, and the world around them is increasingly important to successful aging in place. For many seniors, that technology will be the same smartphones, tablets and computers used by younger generations. Others, though, have needs best met by devices that are safe, secure, and straightforward to use. … Read moreTablet Tailored to Seniors’ Needs – Conversation with grandPad on the Senior Care Corner® Show

Lifelong Learning Has Benefits for Students of All Ages – Are You One?

Throughout our lifetimes we try to do more, be more, live more. One way we can do that is to be lifelong learners. Caregivers are constantly learning new things, especially skills to care for senior loved ones. Being a lifelong learner has many benefits, both mental and physical. Lifelong Learning When we pursue new ideas … Read moreLifelong Learning Has Benefits for Students of All Ages – Are You One?

Email Safety for Seniors (and the Rest of Us) – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors took their time in adopting technology such as smartphones and getting online in general. Fortunately, most are now realizing the benefits and frequently communicating with family, friends and others via email. They can use a traditional computer or a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone. The challenge continues to be keeping them and their … Read moreEmail Safety for Seniors (and the Rest of Us) – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Seniors Learning What Social Media Can Mean to Their Lives

We have come to a point where using social media platforms has become commonplace for those of all ages. It isn’t just millennials who use social media, older adults have adopted it and are enjoying spending time connecting with family, friends and other people around the globe. Certainly we see many people using social media to … Read moreSeniors Learning What Social Media Can Mean to Their Lives

Achieve Successful Aging in Place With a Little Help from Friends

Independently aging in place while living in the home of their choice is the stated preference of adults in all age groups in survey after survey. Saying that’s what seniors want is a no-brainer. What’s also desired is to be able to do what they want, enjoy the company of friends and family, and feel fulfilled. Nobody wants to be a … Read moreAchieve Successful Aging in Place With a Little Help from Friends