Social media/Tech 101
Here are just 4 of the benefits to being a 'little' tech savvy
Keeping in touch with friends & family more—IMPORTANT!
Researching & asking questions about ANYTHING—IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION!
Meeting people—COULD BE FUN.
Shopping & learning how to get the best deals—IMPORTANT!
More than just a tool or channel for information, the Internet (being online) has become a way for adults & seniors to connect to their loved ones and maintain their communities & relationships in ways more powerful than anything they ever imagined. We offer one-on-one coaching sessions for those who have the resources & also find that they can learn better in a private environment.
“I’m technologically illiterate” and “I’m too old to learn this stuff” are what we hear all the time. The trick is to change these narratives with questions like, “I’ve learned lots of new things before—what would stop me now?”, or “why would I be too old to learn?”
There's this 'myth' that anyone over 50 is technically inept, but that's not true. Many older adults & seniors might not be as technically savvy as the younger generation but they're not all clueless either. I have taught many adults (of all ages) how to get more involved in certain aspects of social media (not ALL) & how to take advantage of the hours & hours of enjoyment that their iPads/iPhones can provide for them. You will never be lonely again. It does take patience for sure, but more than patience it takes INTEREST. If you're not interested in learning these skills it will be a waste of your time & money.
"If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t,
you’ll find an excuse"—Jim Rohn
MAKING TECHNOLOGY EASIER FOR OLDER PEOPLE NYTimes, March, 2016