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Tips for Senior Independence: Computing and Going Online

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Using the Internet, or “going online,” as it is sometimes called, can help seniors stay independent longer by helping them feel more in control. There is a host of online tools available for seniors

 

Using the Internet, or “going online,” as it is sometimes called, can help seniors stay independent longer by helping them feel more in control. There is a host of online tools to seniors maintain their diets,stay fit, keep in touch with family and friends, and even communicate with their doctors or caregivers.

While learning to use a computer might be intimidating at first, there are many websites, articles, posts and videos online that can be of assistance. From buying computers to understanding how they work, there are plenty of elder-friendly guides on the World Wide Web.

There are also a lot of  hardware and software alternatives and gadgets that make computers easy to use. “Big key” keyboards, high-resolution monitors, and software that makes the screens easier to read can all contribute to seniors utilizing the Internet. Find other posts that explore the relationship between seniors and computers here.

Keep in mind there are other sites, such as Seniors Guide To Computers, which have senior-friendly instructions taught by dedicated, wonderful people who truly understand the needs (and phobias) of the elderly when it comes to computers and technology.

ElderGadget highly recommends visiting these links and sites to open your eyes, or just find solutions that work for you. Please let us know about any other resources that you find that make computing easier for you. Feel free to tell us about any other senior-friendly sites by leaving a comment below.

 

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