Make it easy for the senior in your life to connect with you and others. For anyone who is a bit wary about technology, this FREE app is available on the ipad and provides an easy way for an older adult to send and receive messages, photos, and videos. The app is called Connect my Folks.
If you have a tech wary senior in your life, a tablet can be the best introduction. With a tablet the concept is much simpler- see the picture on the screen, touch the picture on the screen. With a traditional computer, navigating the screen and controlling the mouse can be a big barrier initially. If the older person gets frustrated and feels overwhelmed, the introduction will not be positive. Connecting the older generation to technology is one of the best ways that we can empower them and promote independence through the stages of aging. It also helps families to stay connected, and offers another means of communication if the phone is difficult (especially for those with a hearing impairment).
If an ipad seems to overwhelming, the Claris Companion is a touch screen option that doesn’t feel like a computer. It provides an easy way to do email and even text messaging. It also offers health care functions, like medication reminders and wellness surveys.
If you are looking for a way to stay connected to a senior in your life, send us an email and we would be happy to help.