Connecting with Grandkids in the Digital Age

Connecting with Grandkids in the Digital Age

We often get set in our ways. Social media and other forms of advanced technology didn’t exist a decade ago, so it can be difficult for some of us – particularly the older generation – to get used to Facebook, texting, Skype, and how apps work. The good news is that, while some seniors may not immediately embrace technology, many of them find it fairly easy once they try it. A study was conducted by the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking and performed on 591 participants with an average age of 68 years old. Of those, 77% percent

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Basics of Computer Literacy for Seniors

Senior Couple Using Computer

We are in the age of computers or information that is brought about by the Digital Revolution. The introduction of computers has made life easier for many people, although they have also rendered many people jobless. These days, if you know how to use a computer, you don’t have to worry when looking for the direction to a restaurant or important information on the internet. You can ask Google everything you want and the giant won’t charge you anything for availing the information for you. A study by Microsoft suggests that the average employee uses a computer at least 7

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Best Websites to Find All Types of Caregivers or Sitters

Best Websites to Find All Types of Caregivers or Sitters

Do you need a caregiver or a dog sitter?  There are plenty of sites available where you can find a caregiver for your family members, and today we’re going to tell you about 6 that we’d recommend trying out. Best Websites to Find All Types of Caregivers or Sitters 1. SitterCity (www.sittercity.com) SitterCity, has been around since 2001, and helps people get connected with in-home caregivers. If you’re looking to hire a babysitter, petsitter, senior caregiver, nanny, dogwalker, or other type of at home care, you can find the right person for the job through SitterCity. The site is free to sign

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Best Events and Websites for Self-Improvement of Seniors

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You might have chosen the right senior facility for you. Needing long-term care is something normal when aging, as your body weakens. And some senior facilities might organize social and outdoor events to meet your needs. If you are a senior, it does not mean that the self-improvement process has ended. Instead, one must always aim at improving its skills and abilities. This gives you a unique perspective that will make you more open and wiser. But where to start? Nowadays lots and lots of startups are being set up every day. So, it might be hard to make the

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How Home Care Can Protect Seniors from Online Scams

How Home Care Can Protect Seniors from Online Scams

Today’s seniors are more tech-savvy than most people give them credit for. Unfortunately, the internet still poses safety concerns for elderly users. While many baby boomers are as knowledgeable as anyone about computers and the internet, older seniors and late-adopters are often easily fooled by online tricks and scams. How Home Care Can Protect Seniors from Online Scams If you’re concerned about an elderly loved one’s safety and security online, solutions are few and far between. You can’t be there every time your loved one is on the computer or using their tablet, and there’s no such thing as a foolproof

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Three tips to avoid malicious email links

Three tips to avoid malicious email links

Criminals do their best to mask their intentions. One of the tricks they use is to mask a fraudulent website with something innocent or difficult to decipher. Three tips to avoid malicious email links If a fraudster convinces a person to open an email scam, that’s half the battle. The other half is convincing that same person to click on a malicious link. One way to accomplish that goal is to add a “skin” to a link to make it look like something else. Three tips to avoid malicious email links A skin changes the look of an underlying asset. Vehicles would

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Why Jitterbug has the Best Cell or Smart Phones for Seniors

When you compare cell phones for seniors, it’s easy to get lost in the details. The choice will depend on their needs — will they want a more complex smartphone, a basic flip phone, or a middle-of-the-road phone with standard technology? The most easy-to-use cell phones for seniors are basic flip phones. For those with limited dexterity or bigger fingers, big button phones for seniors work well. The most important features in an easy phone for seniors include: A clear, big, bright display Good sound and speakers Long battery life An emergency help button A durable build Best Cell Phone

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Smartphone Tips for Grandparents

Today’s technology can be intimidating to those who grew up with rotary phones and black-and-white televisions, but that shouldn’t be a reason for seniors to steer clear of smartphones. These devices are a great way for grandparents to keep in touch with family and friends and can be excellent tools for monitoring health and preserving independence. These simple tips can help first-time users get comfortable with their new device. Choose the right device The type of device you choose will have a big impact on how easy your phone is to use. A common issue for seniors is dealing with

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How to use Angie's List

How to use Angie's List

Sometimes, it's hard to find good help. You may not have a personal relationship with people or companies in your neighbourhood who can do work that you need done (or at least people who know reliable people or companies). Or maybe you're just wary because you've had a couple of hires in the past that haven't turned out so great. The Internet is a great resource for looking up the help you need in your local area, but the question remains: who can you trust? How to use Angie's List Enter Angie's List, the professional business directory and review portal created

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