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Seniors and Social Media: New Ways to Stay in Touch with Loved Ones

May 20, 2015 by Ron L'Heureux

Over the past few years, the social media industry has completely changed the way people interact with and stay in touch with one another. Online activities like e-mail and social networking sites now make it simple for seniors to share a quick note, ask a question and send pictures and videos to friends and family. Many people in the younger generations have grown up using websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to check in daily with their social network. The websites are surprisingly simple and intuitive to use and could open a whole new door for seniors who are looking for new ways to keep in touch with loved ones.


Comfort Keepers® caregivers can help the senior create an e-mail address, write out a contact book or even set up a Facebook page to keep up with family members. As long as the senior has the email addresses of their friends or family members, Comfort Keeper caregivers can help the senior type out and send emails, find family members or use Facebook to view pictures of their loved ones, friends or former classmates.


Helping the senior use social media and new technology to stay in touch with friends and family members will not only increase their self-worth, it will also stimulate them mentally by learning about something new. The senior will have new things to look forward to every day, whether it’s having a caregiver teach them how to check their e-mail inboxes or writing a message to an old friend on Facebook.


Caregivers can also show the senior how to look at videos on popular video sites like YouTube. With a simple search, seniors can find favorite songs, clips from their favorite movies, or they can even view video messages from friends and family members. For seniors who have never used new technology before, Comfort Keepers could show them ways they can connect with and keep in contact with their loved ones online.


Comfort Keepers Caregivers can benefit your senior loved one in many aspects of their lives! Discover the full range of our senior care services, or if you have a question, please let us know your thoughts by contacting our local office in Orange, or Fullerton, CA. We love to hear from members of our community!


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