6 Useful Apps for Seniors
At The Christian Village of Mason, we’re always on the lookout for ways to make our residents’ lives easier and more fulfilling. We know many of you are comfortable with technology and use your mobile phone effectively.
Since many seniors today are more tech-savvy, you may have discovered an increasing number of valuable services available via various phone apps. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center in the fall of 2016, over 40 percent of adults over the age of 65 own a smartphone.
So, whether you need help remembering when to take your medication, need a ride to the doctor, or you just want to see more of your grandchildren who live in another time zone, there’s likely an app for that just waiting to be downloaded.
Here are 6 apps – available for iPhone and Android phones – beloved by seniors.
Uber: According to an article published in Forbes, Uber use among seniors has steadily increased over the past few years. It provides an affordable way for seniors to regain their independence by not always calling family and friends.
Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker: Never forget to take your medication, pills or vitamins again with this reminder app, ranked #1 by pharmacists. This app also enables you to track others’ medications as a caregiver.
Skype: Now you can see those adorable grandkids by simply placing a video call. Skype allows users to send a message, and voice or video call with anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Magnifier + Flashlight: How many times have you been in a restaurant where the lighting was dim and the menu print so small that you could hardly read it – even with your readers on. Now you read that menu and your prescription labels without overly straining your eyes. (App logos may vary slightly between iPhone and Android devices.
Mint: This personal finance app enables users to sync all bank accounts into one clean interface. You can set budgets and the app will alert you if you’ve gone over your designated spending limits. The app is also able to track percentages of how much you spend on things like groceries, restaurants, gas and entertainment.
LastPass Password Manager: With this app, you can stop guessing what your passwords are. With one master LastPass password, you can organize and secure all your passwords in one safe online location that makes logging in fast and easy.