In some countries, 70 years or more can be anticipated as normal life expectancy. For the first time in the US, compared to children under the age of five, people 60 years of age and older outnumber everyone else.
Why are people living longer? There are a number of reasons including improved healthcare, better nutrition and improved public health. Among these improvements is specialized technology for seniors. Artificial intelligence, big data, and technological innovations benefit people of all ages in numerous ways.
Let’s look at exactly how retirees are benefiting from today’s advanced technology. How does it affect their quality of life?
Life Is Made Easier Due To Increased Convenience
You can have your prescriptions, clothing, alcohol (in reasonable amounts please), groceries, and more delivered right to your front door. Shop online or with your laptop, tablet, or phone, enter your order, and in no time at all, someone’s knocking at your door with your parcel.
Life Is Fun and More Enjoyable With Multiple Entertainment Opportunities
While going to a live concert or a movie is awesome, you can pull up a video, concert footage, movies, TV shows, and other types of entertainment-related venues on your phone, tablet, or laptop at any time. The more streaming apps you have, the more access you will enjoy. Some streaming services are free while others charge a minimal fee.
Safety Is Enhanced Through Technology
You no longer have to worry quite as much about a loved one thanks to today’s technology. Monitoring devices can personally keep an eye on the wearer to watch after-care patterns, location, sleep, motion, and more. With the press of a button, wearers can call for help.
Today’s Technology Offers More Opportunities for Socialization
With minimal effort, you now have the ability to socialize and communicate thanks to modern technology. Easy-to-use devices like smartphones and tablets can be programmed to work around the personal needs of an individual. Many can be adapted for the visually impaired, by displaying larger icons, using larger buttons, or offering dictation rather than typing.
Video chat apps, social media, and texting are, if not free, at least quite inexpensive. Everyone can keep in touch at most any time of day with anyone around the world.
Talk to Other Retirees about Technology
In our retirement community, opportunities for socialization are endless. Talk to fellow retirees about technology during meals, game night, movie night (quietly), during celebrations, or at one of the many events scheduled on a regular basis. Take a trip into town with some friends – courtesy of our complimentary transportation service – and shop for a new smartphone, laptop computer, or some other technologically advanced modern convenience. A member of our care team may even be able to help you better understand some of today’s technology. Ask around!
If you’d like to speak to someone from Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh about sales and leasing, please phone us at 239-215-3356. You can direct other inquiries to a representative at 239-593-1923. To simply open the lines of communication quickly and easily, fill out our convenient online form here. We look forward to speaking with you.
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