Seniors used to be known for shunning technological developments. However, this stereotype is rapidly becoming outdated. 67% of seniors ages 65 and older are online. In 2019, that percentage rose to 73%. This upward trend will continue as the internet generations age, and it’s important now more than ever for seniors to know the best places to find information.
Here are six blogs that are essential for connected seniors.
AARP’s Personal Technology Blog
Smartphones, internet security, telehealth: if something has to do with technology, AARP’s Personal Technology Blog has resources with plenty of information. There’s even a special section with advice about video calling. Whether you need advice about purchasing a new computer, or how to protect your data with cyber attacks, AARP’s Personal Technology blog has what you need.
The design of the Geezer Guff site may be a little dated, but Geezer Guff is a wonderful resource for humorous blogs. Its best feature is that you can choose whether you’re feeling “funny” or “feisty,” click on the corresponding tab, and you’ll be delivered to pages with lists of little-known blogs and up-and-coming senior blogs.
Diverse Elders Coalition Blog
The Diverse Elders Coalition is a senior advocacy group that focuses on policies that improve aging for racially and ethnically diverse people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender people. Their blog encourages unity and promotes senior causes throughout the country. The DEC Blog is perfect for seniors who want to take an active role in promoting justice for all seniors.
Dr. Bill Thomas’s blog seeks to change the way adults perceive aging. It spans a handful of topics, including ageism, aging literacy, culture change, and health and wellness. With many new perspectives about aging, this interesting blog has something for everyone.
Senior Planet from AARP
A partnership between the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) and the AARP, Senior Planet fosters connections between all age groups to help everyone thrive in the digital age. If you’re looking to learn a skill or have energy to burn, Senior Planet is a great blog for you.
Generations Now by the American Society on Aging
Generations Now features short articles from the American Society on Aging about the latest aging-related issues.
From senior living blogs to new innovations in tech, these sites are great for seniors who want to stay up to date on the latest. At Dellwood Gardens, it is our mission to provide high-quality senior care so our residents can lead active, independent lives. If you are interested in learning more about our services, contact us today to schedule your free tour.