Technology is used in every aspect of modern life. Seniors can easily be overwhelmed by this new technology. This is understandable—once one thing is mastered, another new and improved version comes along, which seems unavoidable. Learning recent technological advances is meant to make life easier, particularly for older adults, who are often isolated for one reason or another, especially in the past two years. However, help is available for seniors who want it, and it’s possible to receive simple training in using computers, tablets, and smartphones. Family members can be an invaluable source of help and information. In addition, many senior living facilities, libraries, non-profit organizations, and senior centers also provide computer and related classes, usually free-of-charge.

If you are a senior and would like to learn how to use a computer, but think it will be too difficult, please know that learning to use today's computers takes very little time. The use of a computer offers seniors additional independence as well as opportunities for entertainment and socialization. 

McHARRIE LIFE SENIOR COMMUNITY provides 24-hour skilled nursing care for all levels of need in a beautiful, home-like setting. To learn more about our community, please call (315) 638-2521. We invite you to tour our senior community at 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville.

P.S. Computer use among older adults has doubled over the past two decades.