I just read another article about the benefits of social media. Many of us use it for business and for catching up with friends. But what if you had no lifeline to the outside world? Social media tools have now allow those who may have otherwise been isolated and home bound to talk and share and laugh. Provided you are not afraid to learn the new technology, social media can allow some to share their stories and participate in conversations. Which is what its all about. And I always say socialization can be as important as exercise. I love seeing how this new medium continues to grow.
Click here to read the article ‘Social media opens social world to elderly, disabled.‘ From the Star News Online.
Many of the senior living communities that we work with in Chicago are embracing this and offering classes either their own social media portals for seniors or classes on how to use some of the more popular sites like Facebook. Video chats are also popular and help families far and near check up and check in on their loved ones.