According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, 58% of those over 65 use the internet. The benefits of staying connected can be just as important as maintaining a healthy body. Technology can’t take the place of face-to-face interaction, but video chat services like Skype or internet-based communication channels like email and social media can supplement older adults’ social engagement when visits with friends and family aren’t possible.
Use of electronic devices can be instrumental in helping improve memory and quality of life.
Many Greens residents are in sync with technology. It’s not unusual to see Norman playing a game of solitaire on his iPad while waiting for a visit from his daughter, or Shirley working on correspondence on one of the computers in the second floor library. Mort enjoys reading a New York Times bestseller via Kindle.
Nothing can take the place of spending time with a son or daughter, but then again, sometimes watching a cat endlessly chase its tail or play laser-tag during our “Funny Videos” program runs a close second!
While our residents are busy getting and staying connected, family members can always keep up with the myriad of Greens activities and events via our website or YouTube. And don’t forget to “Like Us” on Facebook.