Many people don’t usually think of seniors as quick adopters of the latest technologies. However, at Parc Communities many of our residents in Atlanta and Duluth, GA use a variety of technology in their everyday life. It’s not uncommon to see a resident in the library playing a game on their tablet or video chatting with grandchildren across the country.
Mobile technologies can help people stay in touch with others, provide entertainment, keep up with current events, and the list goes on. A recent article published in the New York Times discusses another potential benefit of seniors using tablets such as the iPad®: easier reading. Tablets have the capability to adjust type size, making text easier to see. According to the article, Dr. Daniel Roth, an eye specialist and clinical associate professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, states, “The No.1 complaint I get from older patients is that they love to read but can’t, and this really bothers them.” With adjustable font, seniors are able to read material that they may no longer be able to see on print.
Parc residents also frequently participate in activities that combine technology and wellness. For instance, Parc Communities offer Learning L.A.B. which is a computer based brain fitness program that helps improve brain function and enhance performance in the way you receive, process, and record information.
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