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The Importance of Keeping Up With Current Technology As You Age

by Frank Herold

Keeping up With TechnologySeniors getting confused over new technology is one of the most persistent stereotypes out there. After all, as we grow older, we become more set in our ways, sticking to what's comfortable and familiar.

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But you'll be missing out on a lot if you don't open yourself to new technology, especially when companies have been developing devices and apps specifically designed for seniors. When you're tech-savvy, you can enrich your life in your twilight years through the following ways:

Keeping in touch with loved ones 
Social networks are great ways to communicate with your relatives and friends living far away. According to Pew Research Center, 56 percent of online adults over the age of 65 in the United States are on Facebook.

Learning new skills
It's never too late to learn something new, from baking to coding. YouTube is a great source for tutorials to help you with DIY projects. You can also sign up for free online courses and get certifications.

Exercising your brain
An aging mind doesn't have to be a forgetful one. Stay sharp by reading books, playing strategic games, and interacting with other people on your device. Your mental well-being will benefit from these activities.

Connecting with younger people
Bridge the generation gap between you and your grandchildren by wowing them with your knowledge of new technology. Just because you're older doesn't mean you can't keep up with the best of them.

Enjoying yourself 
The great thing about the Internet is that you can use it for both education and entertainment. You can spend hours on a smartphone or tablet and never get bored. It's a great way to relax if you just want to wind down at home.

We at Sarasota Bay Club believe retirees would have an easier and richer life through the usage of new technology, so we encourage our residents to explore the latest digital tools. To learn about our retirement community that promotes independent living, give us a call to ask for more information or schedule an appointment to visit us at 1301 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. We look forward to hearing from you.

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