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Not Your Mother’s Retirement: Keeping in Touch with Social Media

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Facebook might have started as a way for college students to interact with one another, but it is now the most popular social media platform used by people of all ages. Social media has made it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family members, even when they live in another city, state, or country! If you’re getting ready to move into a senior community, discover how social media can help enhance your experience:

Talk to Friends Through Comments and Messages

Websites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to talk to your friends and family members in real time. Instead of sending a letter in the mail and waiting days or weeks for a response, you can leave a comment on your loved one’s Facebook wall and they can respond right away. You can also send your friends and family members direct, or private, messages that only they can see, allowing you to talk privately and confidently.

See Constant Updates from Friends and Family

When you add your friends and family members to your Facebook and Twitter pages, you will be able to see constant updates from them as soon as you sign on each day. When your loved ones post status updates, pictures, and videos, you can look at them, like them, and leave comments about them from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also be able to comment on-the-go by using social media apps on your smartphone or tablet.

Create or Join an Online Group

Social media doesn’t just let you connect with people you already know; it also allows you to connect with people you don’t know who share similar interest and hobbies. Sites like Facebook let you create groups that other users can join, making it easy to start a group based on an interest of yours and find other people with similar interests. Even if you don’t want to create your own group, you can find an already-made group and join the discussion. Try becoming a friend of the Parkwood Heights Senior Living page:

These are just some of the ways social media can help you stay connected to your loved ones after moving onto a senior living campus. Parkwood Heights Senior Living Community provides a beautiful and comfortable space for seniors to call home. Contact us at (315) 986-9100 or 585-223-7595 or via email at for more information about our senior apartments in Macedon, NY.