The Benefits of Technology for Active SeniorsSeptember 17, 2017 | Chateau Brickyard
Seniors may not have grown up with the technologies we have today, but that doesn't mean they can't incorporate them into their daily lives. Not only can seniors learn to use technology, they can receive many benefits from it! Read on to learn more about the positive impact that technology can have on active seniors.
The Positive Impact of Technology for Seniors
One common misconception about new technology for seniors is that they are not receptive to it. With training, seniors can use technology as successfully as someone that grew up with it. Here are just a few of the benefits of teaching technology to seniors:
- Social Connection - Social media platforms and video chat can help seniors connect with loved ones that are far away. Read more about the importance of social connection for seniors on our blog.
- Enhanced Safety - Access to technology can allow seniors to live more independently. Cell phones, for example, allow seniors to call for assistance from almost anywhere.
- Mental & Physical Exercise - Game systems can provide seniors with both physical and mental exercise. Wii, for example, allows seniors to engage in light exercise from the comfort of their own home.
- Entertainment - From e-readers with adjustable text to tablets, apps for games, and streaming services, technology offers endless entertainment opportunities for seniors.
Electronics for Seniors at Chateau Brickyard
In our active senior apartments, technology plays a role in many residents' day-to-day lives. Here's an overview of some of our community's most used technology:
As mentioned above, Wii is great for both fun and exercise. Our residents love playing Wii together, whether it's Saturday Wii golfing time or a friendly Wii bowling competition with another local Salt Lake City senior living community. Learn more about the benefits of games for seniors on our community blog.
Residents can have TVs in their senior apartment, but many prefer to gather in front of our community television to watch their favorite shows together on Netflix and Hulu.
For residents that don't have their own computer, our community has computers available for resident use in our library. Residents can send email, look up information, and so much more!
Active senior lifestyle communities like Chateau Brickyard offer their residents a variety of opportunities to stay active both mentally and physically. To learn more about our community, visit our blog or contact us to schedule a tour!
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