Social Media – its not just for the kids anymore
Many might think that social media is the exclusive domain of the younger generation. However, many of our older adults have enthusiastically adopted it to keep up with the times as well as their old acquaintances and younger family members. Grandparents are becoming proficient in alien things like Skype and Facebook and liking it. It has become a healthy emotional outlet and word of its benefits has spread like wildfire among the elderly.
Historically many people who were not raised with computers have been hesitant to adopt them into their life and lifestyles unless absolutely necessary. This process of pulling many folks into the technology for often work purposes has caused many to shy away. Finally though, many are seeing user friendly and wide acceptance of the technology and a desire to connect with the younger generation. Nothing makes someone feel young than being able to keep up with those who are young, and social media offers that opportunity.
Social Media: Connections and Research
The internet not only allows for connections to family and friends, it also opens up a vast database to research for news, entertainment and medical information. As folks become increasingly comfortable with the technology their ability to ask questions and research answers will become limitless!