Keeping Families Close
How many people love to hear from their children and grandchildren? While you would think because almost everyone has a cell phone these days it would be easier than ever to get a hold of people, but unfortunately that's not always the case. Social media provides a great option for seniors to both keep in touch and keep up to date with family members both close and far.
Sharing Photos and Videos
Traditionally when someone would takes a picture before they could send it to a family member; they would have to go get it devolved which could take a few hours to a few days, then send it in the mail to the person which usually takes a couple days. The whole process can take a week or more. Now with digital pictures and videos parents can literally take a picture or video of their kids and post it on Facebook for the grandparents within a mater of seconds. What a great way to create a feeling of closeness never before possible with mailed pictures.
There are many other ways social media can benefit seniors, but before you can really understand, you just need to try it! Computers, the Internet, and social media can be an overwhelming thing for many people to understand, not just seniors, but with a little help and experience you will see just how fun and easy it is!