Technology is playing an increasingly significant role in retirement homes. Here are four benefits of embracing technology as you age and residents in Chateau Glengarry Retirement Living are learning
Technology is playing an increasingly significant role in retirement homes. Here are four benefits of embracing technology as you age and residents in Chateau Glengarry Retirement Living are learning new technology skills.
1. Connect with loved ones
Nothing can replace in-person interactions, but video chats, texting and social networking sites like Facebook can keep you connected with your loved ones anywhere in the world. Studies have shown that social connection plays a crucial role in health and longevity.
2. Stay mentally and physically active
Interactive video games like Wii Golf and Wii Bowling are fun and can motivate you to get your body moving. Physical games can improve your strength, balance and aerobic endurance.
Moreover, you can play various “brain games” on a tablet or smartphone. For example, games like Tetris and Solitaire help with spatial recognition and memory, while logic games like Sudoku and chess improve problem-solving skills.
3. Increase safety
Personal monitoring devices like smartwatches can track your steps, heart rate, sleep patterns and stress levels to keep you on top of your health. Some devices provide emergency support like fall detection, which can immediately contact emergency responders or a trusted contact when needed.
4. Improve convenience
It’s now possible to shop for groceries and other items online or through an app and have them delivered to your apartment. This is helpful if you have limited mobility or don’t want to risk going out in bad weather.
Learning to use technology can open doors and provide significant benefits for people of all ages, including seniors.
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