Summer is fast approaching, and it can be hard to keep up with your family as they go on trips or attend events that keep them busy. When your children or grandchildren are in the middle of raising kids, getting together with them regularly can be hard. Many seniors live far away from a family, making it hard to stay in touch, but with different technology tools, you can easily stay connected and share events and memories, regardless of where they live.
Using technology like a smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.) or a tablet (iPad, Amazon Fire, etc.) allow you to use video and visit with your family while seeing them face to face.
Many of these devices connect to social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, allowing you to keep up with your family, see pictures, and even see a video of a sporting event or performance.
OTHER USES OF TECHNOLOGY
Not only can you keep up with your family and friends, but you can also learn new things and stay up to date with what’s going on in the world.
Many devices have a variety of “apps” that allow you instant access to news, weather, sports, or anything of interest. You can also watch videos and learn new things quickly while sitting in your chair.
Technology changes the way you stay in touch with your friends, family, and the world. It takes a little practice to learn smartphones, computers, iPads, and how to use social media, but once you do it can become a great way to keep up with family or learning new things. Studies have also shown that Seniors who use these tools like a smartphone, to connect and learn, realize the benefits of being able to get valuable information improving their quality of life.
STAY CONNECTED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
If you are interested in connecting with family using social media there are a few things you need to do so you can connect with your family and friends.
Once you’ve chosen the best device for you, whether it’s and smartphone or tablet, you will need to set up an email address so you can access social media. Once that is created here is what you need to do.
- Ask your family which application they use the most to share pictures and videos of what is going on in their life and download the application. Most people use Facebook or Instagram
- Sign up for an account using your email address and put in the necessary information required by the application.
- Start connecting with your family and friends so you can see their pictures and keep up with what they are doing. You can also send them pictures and videos so they can see what you are doing too!
Setting up different social media accounts can be challenging and if you need help, Golden Harmony is happy to help you set up your new device and get you connected to your family so you can enjoy seeing more of your family.