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How Social Media Can Enhance Your Senior Lifestyle

June 29, 2020

bigstock-Happy-Older-Couple-Using-Compu-360928888Believe it or not, social media is one of the most powerful tools for seniors. Through websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you're able to keep up with your loved ones, stay up to date on the latest breaking news, and get involved in a variety of community events.

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Social media truly is a beautiful gateway to reconnecting with those who matter most and fostering new social connections. In order to get the most from such platforms and how they can enhance your lifestyle, it's important to familiarize yourself with the tools and features social media offers.

How Social Media Can Help You

Social media is a useful tool for many things that come up daily in the life of a senior from communication to entertainment. Here are some of the biggest ways using social media can benefit your life.

Stay Connected With Loved Ones

Social media is a wonderful tool for rekindling and maintaining relationships with relatives from anywhere in the world. You can keep up with what your siblings, children, or grandchildren are up to by checking their photos, posts, and life updates.

Social media makes communication with them easier than ever. You can like and comment on their posts, or send them instant messages all on the same Facebook page. You can also share posts from your own life to let your loved ones know what you're up to. 

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Breaking News

Often before breaking news makes headlines or hits the TV screen, it's already trending on websites like Facebook or Twitter, especially if the news is local to your area.

Checking the trending topics is the fastest, most convenient way to keep up with what's going on, both locally and globally. You can even sign up to receive real-time updates sent to your email, comment on news stories, and share them on your own page to inform your friends and family.

Community Events and Senior Groups

There are a boatload of community events and senior groups on Facebook that you can read more about and sign up to participate in. It's a fantastic way to get more involved in your community, meet other seniors, and make new friends—which you could add as a friend or follow online to keep in touch with!

Nourish Your Brain

Social media is a highly effective tool for exploring a subject you're interested in and want to learn more about it. Whether you're interested in sports, cars, sewing, painting, science, math, politics, literature, playing an instrument, etc. There are hundreds of online communities with like-minded individuals sharing their personal knowledge and experiences in the field. Sometimes, you can even learn straight from experts in the field through their own personal accounts.

YouTube is another great platform for learning. There are an exponential number of videos here from professionals from far and wide speaking on just about every subject under the sun. The beauty of YouTube is it's diversity: if you want to watch a lecture, there are plenty of lectures to view. If you prefer shorter videos, or animated videos, they have those, too!

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Entertainment

One of the driving forces behind social media is entertainment. Whether you're looking to watch stand-up comedy, skits, animations, or vlogs (video blogs), YouTube has you covered.

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are also brimming with funny images, videos, and written posts that'll make you laugh out loud. You can even follow your favorite comedians who constantly are posting jokes themselves.

Social media has the ability to help you grow meaningful, interpersonal connections, stay educated, and it offers hours of endless entertainment. It is truly the fastest, most efficient way to keep up with loved ones, breaking news, and nourish your brain by learning something new.


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