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How Important is Technology?

For so many, technology dictates everyday life. But, this is not always the case for seniors in retirement communities.

Technology stimulates and engages the brain. It is great for communication, entertainment, and physical and mental health. As more and more Baby Boomers retire, the need for technology in retirement communities increases. Technology can be used to communicate with friends and family through a video chat platform, emails, and text messaging. Seniors can also use it to set up appointments and medication reminders to help with everyday tasks and assignments. Many also use technology for entertainment to keep the brain stimulated by listening to podcasts, watching the news, and playing games. Thirdly, technology is great for tracking and monitoring the physical and mental health of seniors. There are many health monitors and fitness trackers to encourage and motivate users to stay active.

However, many retirement communities do not have significant access to technology for their residences. Some retirement communities may only have a television for their residences to watch or a computer to share. As previously mentioned, technology is so important for stimulating one’s brain and helping improve their quality of life. Fortunately, with the rise of the aging Baby Boomer population, more and more retirement communities are implementing better technology access for their communities.

Worried you or your senior do not have enough access to technology to stimulate the mind? Viva Vita is a great way to start implementing technology into retirement homes and/or your senior’s home. We offer personalized, facilitated sessions for seniors to be guided through the experience of virtual reality (VR) as well an at-home kit coming soon! To learn more about service and product click the “What We Offer” tab on our website.

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