Old Dogs Can and Should Learn New Tricks: The InternetTrueCareAdmin
Research has shown that over the last few years the percent of the elderly using the internet has been on the rise. This has researchers excited because the internet is expected to be a positive influence on the quality of life of the elderly.
Benefits that can be expect are:
- Retained mental sharpness: Having access to mentally challenging games, puzzles, and thought provoking entertainment has been a proven way to help keep people more sharp as they age.
- Financial gains: Seniors can still make money after retirement by working from home online. They can start their own online business, blog, or do freelance writing for website content.
- Shopping: Almost anything can be purchased online and delivered to your doorstep these days. Elderly people can still get access to just about anything they want without having to leave their homes. This can especially be useful in the winter when roads and walkways are slick.
- Social media: Social media such as Facebook and Skype make it possible to keep in closer contact with friends and family. This can help seniors keep up with their children and grandchildren as well as reconnect with old friends.
With so many clear benefits for seniors provided by internet know-how the future looks bright for the ever expanding percentage of seniors who can surf the web.