Posts Tagged ‘ seniors learn new technology ’

MORE SENIORS USING iPADS

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Internet resources for senior citizens continue to increase by the day. Baby Boomers are retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day, and they add to the numbers. Seniors began using the Net 15 years ago to communicate with close friends and family by email, and to do simple things like write letters to be printed and sent by snail mail.

How that scene has changed! We seniors are now using the World Wide Internet to pay our bills, receive e-statements from every business/company/office that sends us bills, read newspapers, research information about issues that concern us, telephone friends/family, instant message friends/family, share photos and videos, find places on maps, create our own websites… well, this list could go on for a long time. And there is a relatively new device on the market that makes all of this even easier. It’s the iPad.



A SENIOR’S REGRET: ALL THE THINGS I DON’T KNOW

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The older I get the less I know. Overwhelmed and inundated by the sheer volume of technology these days, handicapped by my own lack of self confidence, hampered by some vision problems (macular degeneration), I am discovering how difficult it is to be current with everything that is out there. Understanding it all is like taking on a whole new language and trying to be fluent in it in a matter of hours.

Early on, with the advent of computers and clunky cell phones, there was some creeping intimidation. Soon, the basics, as in earlier learning to type, began to take hold. But now, when there is a new device and application coming out every other minute; what in the world does one do to keep up?