The idea that older individuals can’t be tech savvy is becoming more of a myth as time goes on. In fact, many seniors are active on the internet and are comfortable using modern gadgets and mobile devices.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t all use a few tech tips every now and then.
Sure, some folks need more help than others, but that goes for people of all ages. It’s really all about adjusting and getting comfortable with the technology we want to use. Seniors are easily as capable as anyone when it comes to picking up new technologies.
That said, here are six quick tips for seniors – or really anyone striving to be more tech savvy.
Health technology can be a huge help.
Thanks to our mobile devices and computers, we’re more able to keep up with important health matters.
Anyone can use their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to keep track of medication schedules and more. Plus, these devices can also help keep you connected to friends and family in the case of an emergency.
Public wi-fi is a huge boon, but use it with caution.
These days we can access the internet from just about everywhere – cafes, restaurants, shops, libraries, public parks, and more.
While this is incredibly convenient and can help cut down on mobile data costs, it should be used with caution. Publicly accessible wi-fi is, unfortunately, not secure. Therefore, you may not want to go shopping, send sensitive emails, or access online banking over these connections.
You can save time and effort by making reservations online.
Just about anything can be booked online these days – from flights, to dinner plans, and even hailing a ride.
Booking online can safe you a significant amount of money on things like hotel rooms and rental cars as well.
911 is always accessible.
If your mobile phone is charged, you will always be able to place emergency calls to 911.
Whether or not you have a cellular plan, you can always dial 911 if you need to. So, if you only want to use your phone for emergencies, keep this in mind.