Tech Trends: Senior Citizens and Mobile Technology

Tech Trends: Senior Citizens and Mobile Technology


TOMORROW, MALLORY HEADS TO LISBON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. TRACY: BIGGER CELL PHONES AND EASIER FEATURES TO NAVIGATE. MOBILE COMPANY’S ARE HOPING SENIOR CITIZENS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TECHNOLOGY TO HELP THEM SAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. STEVE: ERIN OVALLE EXPLAINS IN TECH TRENDS. ERIN : DISCUSSING AN IMPORTANT TOPIC, FOCUSING ON SENIOR CITIZENS AND HOW TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY AND SAFE AND TO HELP US TALK ABOUT MOBILE APPS THAT WILL DO JUST THAT. THAT CASTLE WITH U.S. CELLULAR. GREAT TO SEE YOU. ERIN : LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME MOBILE AT THAT MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL. ONLY 18% OF SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE ACCESS TO A SMARTPHONE, SO WE WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE ACCESS. I FORGET TO TAKE MEDICATION , BUT A GREAT APP FOR SENIORS IS CALLED PILLBOX. THE REMINDS YOU WHEN YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO TAKE MEDICATION. VERY EASY TO USE. ERIN: A FEW MORE? ONE IS SPECIAL FOR CAREGIVERS CALLED CARE ZONE. IT ALLOWS CAREGIVERS TO SET UP A TASK LIST, THINGS THEY MIGHT HAVE TO PICK UP OR REMIND A FAMILY MEMBER TO PICK UP OR DO FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. THE LAST ONE IS ELDER 911. THAT IS FOR AN EMERGENCY SITUATION. IT WILL WALK YOU THROUGH A CHECKLIST WITH THE INDIVIDUAL OR THE SENIOR THEMSELVES ON WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH AND WHAT THEY MIGHT EXPECT IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION. THOSE APPLICATIONS AND OUR 4G NETWORKS CAN MAKE SURE SENIOR CITIZENS ARE SAFE. ALL THREE APPLICATIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE. ONE PRODUCT I THINK IS FANTASTIC IS THE APPLE IPHONE. GREAT BIG SCREEN.

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