If you are nearing your golden years then you grew up in a time when the internet was a concept that only existed in science fiction movies and “car phones” were something only the President and kings of foreign countries used. Today, however, even kindergartners know how to use the internet and likely carry around their own cell phone. Although all of this 21st century technology may be a bit daunting, it can be used to make your golden years better.
There are a number of areas in your life that can benefit from today’s technology. Your healthcare is one of them. Programs now allow your doctors to monitor your vital signs from home and even remind you to take your medications through your cell phone. Your home itself can even be wired to be monitored remotely by a family member or loved one. If you are living alone, or at risk for an accident, your loved one can even view you throughout the day in your home to ensure that you are alright.
Technology can also be used to keep you connected on a personal level with your family. Creating a Skype account, for instance, allows you to chat live with loved ones thousands of miles away on a daily basis. Online photo sharing sites like Flickr and Shutterfly allow you to share photos with each other as well. Videos can be exchanged using YouTube or Facebook as well.
Embracing technology can allow seniors to live a more comfortable, safe, and connected life during their golden years.