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6 Ways Seniors Are Redefining Aging with Technology

Gone are the days when seniors were seen as tech-illiterate. Now, they’re blazing trails in the world of technology, embracing new advancements, and using them to define their golden years. And it’s no wonder. Technology allows seniors to access important information, stay connected with loved ones, and enjoy life in ways that they never thought possible. Here are 6 ways seniors are redefining aging with technology.


1. Social connection

One of the most significant benefits of technology for seniors is the ability to stay connected with loved ones, regardless of physical distance. Video chatting has become immensely popular among seniors, enabling grandparents to see and talk to their grandchildren in real-time. Meanwhile, devices like tablets allow seniors to connect with others in online communities. Did you know it’s estimated 39% of people have online friends? We happen to feel seniors can join the growing ranks of people with online friends!

2. Health and wellness


Technology has made it easier for seniors to manage their health and wellness. Wearable technology and health apps help seniors monitor their fitness goals, track their medication, and even manage chronic conditions. Additionally, innovative apps like MyFitnessPal and FitBit can help seniors stick to their diets and workout routines. Of course, seniors can also attend telehealth appointments on their computers or tablets, too! Plus, seniors can now monitor their medication schedules and schedule appointments with doctors, all from the comfort of their own homes. Not only does this save time and energy for seniors, but it can take the pressure off caregivers, too!


3. Learning and education

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Seniors are taking advantage of technology platforms like YouTube to learn new things. Online courses offer endless opportunities to learn and explore topics of interest. Plus, online learning allows seniors to connect with others who share their interests! Whether you’re interested in studying an advanced level degree or learning a new hobby like photography or music, the internet is a vast reservoir of knowledge that seniors can tap into.

4. Convenience

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Technology has made life easier and more convenient for seniors. Online shopping offers door-to-door delivery and allows seniors to purchase everything they need, without ever stepping foot outside the house. This is especially beneficial for seniors with limited mobility or who live in rural areas. Additionally, banking and bill paying can be handled entirely online with secure apps.!

5. Entertainment

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Entertainment is another way that seniors are redefining their golden years with technology. With streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, seniors can catch up on their favorite shows or movies. Most of these platforms now offer affordable packages that are specifically designed for seniors, providing more flexibility in terms of what content they can watch. Additionally, seniors can download eBooks (or listen to audiobooks) and play interactive games online!

6. Smart Home Tools

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Smart homes are no longer the future. They’re here with us in the present! Home automation systems have made life for seniors safer and more comfortable. Seniors can control the thermostat, doors, lights, and security system of their home remotely from their tablet or phone. These tools offer peace of mind for seniors and their caregivers.


Technology has opened up a new world of possibilities and opportunities for seniors. In addition to transforming the way seniors live, work, and socialize, it’s allowed them further independence and control. Yes, technology has redefined aging and even given some seniors a new lease on life. No longer are they passive participants in society, but active and engaged members who are keeping up with the changing world!

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Originally published September 11, 2023

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