Technology in Retirement

Post by Morgan Farris

As we get older, technologies change. The world we knew 50 years ago is only a glimmer of what the world is like today.  With all of the new gadgets our children and grandchildren are using it can feel rather difficult, if not nearly impossible just to keep up. Here are a few ways to use technology to help manage your day-to-day life as well as keep in touch with your family and loved ones

Family Communicating Devices can be very helpful to keep the lines of communication open across the family and are especially important in the later years of life. As we age we may not be able to spend as much time as we would like with our loved ones. This can become depressing and at times may even adversely impact our health. Because of the importance of maintaining communication with family, friends, and people in general, all methods that help enable communication should be considered. Family communicators give real security to loved ones who cannot visit as much as they would like to as well. As we age and become more susceptible to accidents, family communication devices can help to reduce worry knowing that immediate contact can be made should an emergency arise. With so much at stake, it is important to find an adequate device that will work with your specific scenario and meet your precise needs.

Smartphones are a great way to keep in contact but can provide somewhat of a learning curve for many, especially older audiences. Although there are a lot of applications that claim to provide a fair amount of help, they can be quite expensive and still require a general knowledge and usability of the actual device. Tablets offer another option. The screens are much larger which generally makes for easier use and reading is a breeze when you can set the desired font size according to your individual preference. But again, these devices can be quite expensive and tend to come with a lot of excess software that may not be necessary for simple tasks.

If either of these seems like too much of a burden to try and learn or manage, there are plenty of family communicator devices like this one that effectively handles the simple necessities such as communication via video chat, email, and even text messaging, all available in one easy to use device. You can even set important reminders for medication dosage, medical appointments, family occasions, etc.  As an added bonus, there is also an option to keep photos displayed of your family on the device when it is not in use. All of these exceptional features are extremely easy to use (one click applications), the screen is large enough for visual needs, and it’s a simple click and go device.

Whichever method you decide to use there is one fact that cannot be debated, it is extremely important to keep in touch with your loved ones.  Whether you have the time, patience, and ability to learn about the new technologies or you decide to take a simpler route, each will provide you with the necessary applications to stay in touch with healthcare providers and loved ones as well as manage your day-to-day life.

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About LoveBeingRetired

Dave Bernard is a California born and raised author and blogger with an extensive 30 year career in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 300 blogs for US News & World On Retirement and his personal blog Retirement – Only the Beginning. He has authored three books: "Are you just existing and calling it a life?"; "I want to retire! Essential Considerations for the Retiree to Be"; and " Navigating the Retirement Jungle". Dave was also a contributing writer for the books 65 Things to do when you Retire (“Positive Aging – Old is the New Young”) as well as 65 Things to do when you Retire – TRAVEL (“Travel to Discover your Family Heritage”). He lives in sunny California with his wife, his Boston Terrier "Frank" and a passion for the San Jose Sharks.