The latest study conducted by Pew Research Center reveals that 64 percent of U.S adults with ages ranging from 65 and older believe that technology has a mostly positive impact on society. Twenty-five percent of the respondents believe that technology has equally positive and negative effects. Only eleven percent feels that the impact has been mostly negative.
The research only shows that more and more older adults are starting to appreciate and embrace the digital age. While seniors are often late adopters, the study means that they are now more willing to learn and explore the progressively diverse world of social media, Internet, and the latest technologies. Here is a rundown of several benefits that seniors can enjoy when they learn to embrace and understand technology.
The Internet is like a vast library that seniors can go to for obtaining information. In order to access the library, you need to enter its door. In the virtual world, that is equivalent to web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and many others. The traditional library has a librarian that helps locate the books that you need. With the Internet that is equivalent to search engines like Yahoo, Bing, AOL, and Google. The books are the websites that contain articles that you can get important information.
The Internet serves as the most updated and the biggest source of information that seniors can utilize nowadays. Older adults can read the latest happenings all over the world by just browsing the news sites online. These news articles are most often backed by videos and images that can give depth to the story. There are also several social media sites like Facebook and YouTube that can stream the event as it happens. Giving you the feeling of experiencing the activities or event as if you are there in the same area.
Technology has greatly evolved recently. Adults who know how to access online stores can now enjoy shopping without even leaving their homes. Shopping sites like Amazon, Alibaba, and eBay, to name a few, offers a wide range of products that you can buy using your credit card or by paying when the delivery arrives at your doorstep. If you have problems with your car, you can even book yourself a car and a driver through the application known as Grab.
Going on a trip abroad and even booking a flight can be easily done online, saving you the hassle of going to travel agencies. Hotel and airline bookings can also be done online. You can even choose where to sit on the plane with the advent of technology. Going to places during holidays with hotels all fully-booked is now easier with Airbnb. With the help of the app, seniors can get their choice accommodation according to their preference and budget. Safety and security are now at the tip of the finger through real-time CCTV that can be accessed through smartphones anytime.
If you are a senior looking for openings in care homes or senior communities, you can download Realtime app called Search App. Through the app, you can check the types of care offered, price range, rooms, and more. If you are a care home, you can download Realtime’s Facility App. The app can help you market your facilities and room availabilities while highlighting your advantages and amenities. Both apps are available in Google Play and can be downloaded in smartphones and tablets.