Yes, Seniors Are on Facebook

Though the highest majority of social media users fall in the 18-29 range, 43% of Americans over 65 (up from 26% just three years ago) now use at least one social networking site, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

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Why Facebook Is Good For Seniors

Early findings from a University of Arizona study on Facebook’s benefits for seniors showed promising results. According to this article on Futurity.org, seniors who had learned how to use Facebook “performed about 25 percent better on tasks designed to ...

 
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Avoid Scams, Browse Online Safely in Senior Living

Fact: seniors are active online. According to a Pew Internet & American Life Project report out this year, “53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email.” This number is growing every day.

Whether they’re using a ...

 
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Visiting in Alzheimer’s Care? Bring Your iPad

Better yet, buy an iPad or tablet for your friend or relative, because according to this blog post from A Place for Mom, there are 9 good reasons to do so.

Visiting someone in an Alzheimer’s care community can be ...

 
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Long-Distance Caregiving 101: Choosing Care

Thanks to advances in technology, a long-distance caregiver can be more involved in making a decision about care with, or for, an aging family member.

Skype, FaceTime, iPads and tablets, smart phones and iPhones, webcams, the internet: all of these ...

 
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Massachusetts Senior Living Residents Way Ahead of iPad Curve

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“A year ago, I stood in line at an Apple store at 5:00am, outside in the cold for four hours, before I got my ...

 
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Technology to Help Seniors Stay In Touch

This guest blog post is contributed by Boomerater, a free online resource for Baby Boomers helping you find everything from a wealth planner to trips with your grandkids. Seniors for Living contributes its senior housing properties to Boomerater's local directories, including'Maryland assisted living facilities, Michigan Alzheimer's Care and more.

A new Q&A discussion from Boomerater's forums appears here each Friday. In this weeks post, members discuss easy-to-use computer services ...

 
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