Make Technology Work for You

How to make technology work for senior citizens

It can be difficult keeping up with all the latest and greatest technology, gadgets and doodads. So many questions come up with each new possibility – What does it exactly do? Will it help me? Is it easy to use?

So, let us help you sort through the ever-increasing list of choices and recommend a few options that we think you’ll enjoy.

The HiLois social network

HiLois is a social media network that focuses on helping senior citizens stay connected with their family and friends. With this app – compatible with iPhones, Android phones and tablets – you get to be the VIP.

Your circle can send you messages and photos. A chime then dings, and you view messages just like a slide show. You can respond, but you don’t have to. The HiLois app offers a great way to see your family’s big events and daily moments without the hassle of learning how to use ever-changing social media platforms.

34% of Americans ages 65 and up say they ever use social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter (up 7% from 2013).

– Pew Research Center

Smart watches

Smart watches are getting even smarter! These tools offer a variety of useful functions, while still being stylish. For example, a watch by Live!y is an all-in-one:

  • Fitness tracker
  • Medication reminder
  • Alarm button
  • Activity sensor

Take your time and find the watch that offers the features and appearance you admire the most.

The Include Platform

There’s one piece of technology that you can use, courtesy of The Christian Village at Mason! If you haven’t tried The Include Platform at our Renewal Fitness Center, now’s the perfect time.

We’re proud to be the first senior living organization in the world to offer this equipment that makes it easier for people of all abilities stay healthy and fit. Christian Village at Mason residents are welcome to stop by the fitness center and see how The Include Platform can help them on the wellness journey.

For more information

At The Christian Village at Mason, we’re dedicated to helping our residents stay healthy and happy. Visit our website or our social media at Facebook or Twitter for continued updates.

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