Are you one of those people who has planted your feet and refused to give in to new technology? Do you refuse to give up your handheld books in favor of an e-reader? Do you have an old fashioned land line and a cell phone? Have you stepped foot in your local library in the past year?
Better yet, could you manage to do research without the internet? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are that you are above the age of 40 – and you are not alone. Today’s digital world is not entirely welcomed by everyone living in it; however, technology for seniors can offer a number of ways to make your life easier and safer as an older American.
There is certainly no requirement that you embrace all of the technological changes taking place on a daily basis but consider incorporating some of the positive changes that new technologies offer into your life. For example, many retirees place a great deal of importance on choosing a location close to family. By using services like Skype and Facebook you can communicate face to face with your family no matter where you live.
In addition, online banking and bill paying options can make record keeping much easier as you free up valuable time during your golden years. Finally, advanced technology now make it possible for your doctor to monitor your vital signs over a telephone or internet connection. That same technology makes it possible for a family member to control your entire home remotely as well through a video feed of your home to ensure that you are safe and sound.
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