Over the last fifteen years, technology has increased in such a quick manner that it has been tough for many people to keep up. Some senior citizens especially have had a hard time keeping up with all of the new advances in computers, telephones and other household electronics. However, many of those that are not up on the newest technologies may find that they enjoy some of the benefits they can bring. If you have the opportunity to share the internet with an older relative you should certainly take the time to do so.
Seniors will certainly find the convenience of shopping at home useful. They can shop at hundreds of stores without having to fight the crowds or deal with extra walking. Prices are usually very comparable online versus going out the store, especially when shopping at stores that offer free or discounted shipping. Additionally, they can have access to products that may be hard to find in their local stores.
You may not immediately think of your grandma when you think about facebook or myspace, but many older people love being a part of the social networks. An account on facebook will allow anyone to keep up with their family and friends, and they may be able to get in touch with old classmates, co-workers or friends that they have lost touch with over the years. The ability to share family photos with the click of a button can be an excellent way to insure that memories don’t get lost.
There are also many enjoyable online games that people of all ages can play online. There are card games, board games, puzzles, trivia and word games available that will keep their mind sharp and give them a new way to connect with old friends and meet new friends online.