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Using Technology to Stay Happy and Healthy

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Technology is constantly advancing and changing the way we live our lives. From cell phones to tablets to home automation systems, technology makes it easier than ever to enjoy a happy and healthy life. There are many benefits that technology can offer residents of senior living communities, which is why it’s a good idea for seniors to embrace it. Continue reading for a closer look at how technology can help seniors stay happy and healthy.

Video Chat with Family and Friends

Regular phone calls are great, but seeing your loved ones while you talk to them is even better. Today’s smartphones, laptops, and tablets are equipped with front-facing cameras and microphones that make video chatting easier than ever. There are many different video chat applications that seniors can use when living in independent apartments, such as Skype and FaceTime. Seniors can find a video chatting program for any modern device, making it easy for them to stay in touch with family and friends.

Get Important Reminders

Memory problems are common as people get older. For seniors who live alone, problems with memory can mean forgetting to take medication or failing to turn the stove off before leaving the house. Luckily, there are many apps and devices that are designed to help seniors remember important tasks they need to complete throughout the day. Seniors can find smartphone apps that will notify them with vibration or a loud sound when it’s time to take medicine or head out for an appointment.

Maintain Good Health

There are many apps and devices available that can help people keep track of fitness, nutrition, and overall health. Seniors can benefit from having smartphones, tablets, or smart watches that help them stay on top of their health and reach various goals. Some apps can store information about food consumption and physical activity, while others can store information from a doctor about various conditions or concerns.

Parkwood Heights Senior Living Community is the perfect place to test out these technological gadgets and services. Our senior apartments and villa homes located minutes from Fairport, NY, are spacious and feature many different amenities to keep you comfortable and happy. Give us a call at (315) 986-9100 to learn more.