Alert1 Recommends Senior Friendly Websites and Applications
Posted on January 02, 2014
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In Sakai, Japan, a woman was recently arrested
the police station 15,000 times in a period of 6 months. She reportedly
made 927 calls to the police in one day. Japanese police arrested her. She is
ruled as mentally competent, and officials speculate that she is feeling
In this article we
recommend to you a few senior
activities for the chronically bored:
Subscribe and Follow What Interests You
Did you know that like the television, the Internet has “channels” too? Social
Media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are simple to use and
require only an email address for sign up. Facebook allows you to browse
companies and people (maybe your family and friends!). Twitter lets you message
a variety of local, national, and global personalities. Pinterest is a stream of
pictures organized by themes, ranging from recipes and stuffed animals to
quilts and crafts! Which channel interests you?
Stay in Constant Contact with Loved Ones
Have you ever made a video call online? You can with a free Skype account that helps you to talk (and
see) your distant children and grandchildren at any time! Now you can keep
close contact to the ones you love on a daily basis. You can monitor your
loved ones and check in regularly with them. This cutting edge technology tears
down the barriers of isolated living and is especially useful for seniors in
assisted living facilities.
Lookout for Internet Scams
Note that if you’re new
to the internet, there are many precautions you should take. Internet
fraud is rampant and you can’t take everything at face value. Online you’ll
often come across tricky sites that collect personal information. The damage can be life altering if a malicious hacker steals your address, credit card or social security number. A good rule
of thumb is to avoid anything thats offering you discounted medicines or free appliances.
Rotary and Kiwanis move over!
Looking for folks in your area who share your interests? Websites
such as Meetup.com organize clubs and
meetings of senior citizens in your local region. Interest groups range from
Animal Clubs to Christian Groups to anything else in between. You’ll find
renewed vigor and plan
trips to connect with other locals who are just like you. These online services
bring you closer to groups that have similar hobbies, affiliations and
You’re NEVER too old!
year old man in England overcame the loss of his
wife and son by reentering into the world.
How, you say?
Through the internet.
by his age, health, and most importantly of all, mobility, he was able to share stories,
learn about different cultures and meet new people.
Try it out! You’ve
got nothing to lose – only time. Send a message to Alert1 below if you would like help
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