Benefits of technology to an aging society

Benefits of technology to an aging society



The benefits of technology on any senior’s life will depend entirely on how much of that technology the senior embraces.


If you are open to trying out new things; you will find that you have a lot to gain from this advancement and future tech.


Some of the Main Benefits of Technology to the Aging Community Include:


  • Improve Your Levels of Safety: Now you can get help with the push of a button.


  • Help with Exercise Options: Thanks to exercise DVDs and online trainers; now you can get your exercise done from the comfort of your living room.


  • Connectivity: Things like Skype calls and Facebook have made it easier for seniors; to keep in touch with loved ones who are far away.


  • Health Management: Thanks to wearable tech; your doctor can now keep closer track of your health through the data recorded by your devices.


  • Medication Management: There are apps now that ensure you do not take the wrong kind of medication. These apps also keep track of your pills and send you reminders if you forget.


  • Smart Homes Increase Your Security: Although still not as widespread; there is technology that will ensure most homes are voice controlled to minimize the number of times seniors have to walk up and down the stairs to answer or lock the door. This technology also ensures that; the home is always connected to a command center that can send help whenever the resident needs it (all voice activated).

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All of these benefits go to show that technology is something to be embraced by people of all ages.


While the younger generation may be engrossed in their virtual reality headsets and other forms of entertainment options available thanks to technological advancements; seniors who embrace this march forward can use the same advancements to improve the quality of their own lives.


Although compared to what else is going on out there in the technological world (self-driving cars and smart homes) most of the options listed here might seem rudimentary, but as time goes by; the advancements will keep coming and your life as an aging member of the society will only keep getting better and easier.


It is safe to say that; the future holds wonderful things for seniors who are not technologically averse; and are willing to give the new tech a try.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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