Impact Of Social Media On The Lives Of Older Adults In Phoenix

  • October 03, 2019 BY  Anthem Seniors
  • Anthem Senior Sanctuary

There’s no denying that social media is a warm gathering place that allows people of all generations to connect, communicate and share mutual interests. In a nutshell, we can say that social media has changed the way we interact with the world around us. There are no two ways about the fact that social media has made the world a smaller place and has brought generations together in one platform. It should be noted that social media is impacting the lives of seniors in an unprecedented way with nearly 46 percent of individuals over the age of 65 being on at least one social network.

In today’s technological era, it’s easy for older adults to get lost. Moreover, it can be difficult to stay on top of trends with technology constantly evolving, and can be a little overwhelming for them. Seniors who are tech-savvy are totally glued to social media, but many seniors don’t want to learn social media because they don’t understand how social media can personally benefit them. The fear of digital media among seniors can be attributed to the fact that they grew up in a non-digital era. But one can easily adapt to the current time and take advantage of the benefits that they can receive from technology, social media in particular. Before discussing about the benefits of social media, here’s some information on senior living.

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Ways seniors can use social media to enhance their lives:

  1. These days families are more geographically distant than ever and social media is a great way to cover that distance, as it’s an easy way to connect with long-distance family. Moreover, there’s no rocket science in it, it’s easy to use and practically effortless. Although no one can replace quality time in-person together and face-to-face connection, social media can keep you updated on your beloved’s life.
  2. Social networking sites like Facebook can help older adults make new friends as it allows individuals to find people in their age group that share similar interests. Furthermore, social media reconnects old friends and restarts meaningful friendships with long lost friends.
  3. Apart from being educational, connections built on social media platforms can lead to new business ventures. Age shouldn’t be barrier to learning. Speaking of older adults, social media makes them aware of educational opportunities, and there are accounts dedicated to keeping the general population updated on scientific breakthroughs, historical accounts, current events, etc.

Social media is entertaining as seniors can search for any topic they want to on YouTube and watch videos of their choice. Then there are tutorials one can watch and simple videos on how to use new technology.