Technology has progressed a long way over the course of an older adults’ lifetime. They have seen everything from dramatic medical advances to the rise of an internet-dependent society. Over the last several years, older adults have been the quickest growing section of the online population. More and more people over the age of 60 are going online and using Facebook, Google, Yahoo and YouTube. They are emailing, texting and blogging—and it has a positive impact on their lives as they are communicating more frequently with family and reconnecting with old friends.
Samvedna Senior Care Team along with Helpage India conducted a smart phones workshop for the Senior Citizens Association of an apartment block in Rohini Sector 13, New Delhi. Our team taught seniors online payment transactions, WhatsApp and Facebook and answered their queries about these topics. The program started at 11:30 am with a brief introduction about Helpage and Samvedna Senior Care.
Technology has become an essential part of our lives. We have become dependent on various gadgets to make our life easier. This was not always the case, earlier people were more dependent on each other to complete tasks. One important gadget which has taken an important role in our life is our “smartphone”, be it for calling, chatting, shopping, monetary transactions or any other thing – our smartphone manages all.
A workshop on “How to use smart phones” was held at our club recently for senior citizens. In a group of 20 people there were 6 different brands of smart phones with at least 8 different models. It was a challenge dealing with so many versions and features. Everyone had lots of questions and anxieties about their internet usage, settings and spam messages. There were all sorts of queries on apps, downloading /uploading, google maps, and battery usage.
We organized a Computer and Internet workshop at our new senior club Great Times by Samvedna yesterday. It was a two hour workshop on internet basics, email and Facebook. The workshop was attended by senior citizens from various localities of Gurgaon.