May 25, 2016
“What would I even do with a tablet, anyways?”
You want to learn about it, you can look it up. You want to share it, there’s a way. You want to locate someone or something, it’s possible. Technology makes many things possible, bringing information and resources to our fingertips in various ways. Today’s generation of tablets and iPads are no exception, and they actually do so in a quite literal sense, allowing us to simply tap our way to viewing a family photo, locating a phone number, or learning a new grilling recipe.
We recently held a “Technology Tips” learning session for residents, offering to answer questions and provide tips, tools, and resources for making the most of their technological devices. To our surprise, almost all who came to the program had an iPad or tablet in hand. The neat, compact package of a tablet is portable, efficient, and alluring to many, and it’s impressive to see so many older adults learning about and incorporating them into their daily life.
We answered a few questions, like how to decide which web browser to use, how to close running apps, and how to share something on Facebook. We also had an enlightening opportunity to learn more than a few things from them, one of which was how innovative our seniors are with using and adapting to the wonderful high-tech offerings at their disposal. Out of the many things we learned that they use their tablets for, we’re superfans of the following five, which pinpoint the very essence of maximizing technology for personal enjoyment, efficiency, and productivity.