Sometimes it can seem like social media is taking over younger generations! But it may be surprising just how many senior adults are taking advantage of it. And quite frankly, they should be! If you aren’t on Facebook yet, or if you think there’s nothing you can get out of it, then think again! Here are some reasons you really should be on social media (if you aren’t already).
It keeps you engaged.
From games to educational articles to “how-to” videos, there is an infinite number of things to do online. It’s a great way to pass the time and even develop new skills while you’re at it. These things can help pass the time and ease the transition into a new home.
Online shopping is perfect for those with limited mobility.
Getting out to the mall isn’t as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without! Everything you could ever want is at the tip of your fingerprints and can be delivered right to your front door in a matter of days.
It helps you keep in touch with family and friends across the world.
You can find everyone from your childhood friends to your grandchildren on social media. Communicating with friends and family has never been easier and faster. No more worrying about the delay of writing letters or the cost of long distance phone calls. Not only can you type a message that is instantly delivered, but you can also use the computer to do a face-to-face phone call with websites like Skype.
Sharing photos is super easy.
It can be hard when your family lives far away, especially if you have grandchildren. It can feel like you’re missing out on important milestones in their life. That’s another thing Facebook can really help you out with. Between their visits you can still feel like you’re there, since photos are uploaded immediately!
Meet new people.
Not only can you keep in touch with people you know, but you can meet new people you have things in common with. You can search by location, interests, and other things to find new virtual pen pals across the world.