It’s Assisted Technology Awareness Month, and we are celebrating all the ways technology enriches and supports seniors.
There are a lot of tools and programs out there that help seniors connect, stay active, and have fun. It can be hard to choose!
But keep reading to learn more about the best three tech tools for seniors!
TECH TOOL #1: It’s Never Too Late (iN2L)
One of the most valuable things a senior can do is stay engaged and involved in hobbies and community activities. After all, that connection helps support a healthy immune system and strong social bonds.
It’s Never Too Late (iN2L) by LifeLoop is a campus-wide digital solution for entertainment and activity scheduling.
iN2L has a library of on-demand content for seniors to browse—everything from games like Family Feud to activities like exercise classes.
In addition to learning, playing, and staying active with the help of iN2L’s engaging content, seniors can also keep track of their facility’s activities using iN2L’s scheduling feature. So seniors can keep up on their calendars and make it to the activities that matter most.
With the combination of iN2L’s content and on-site programming, Chatham Place residents keep their social calendar full…and their minds and bodies engaged at any time.
TECH TOOL #2: The Nourish Project
When it comes to understanding the whole picture of wellness for seniors, The Nourish Project hits the nail on the head.
The Nourish Project is designed to support seniors’ physical health, mental well-being, and social relationships. It’s a lot to accomplish, and they do it by:
- Hosting healthy eating seminars
- Teaching approachable exercises
- Facilitating weekly conversations
- Helping seniors learn essential digital literacy skills.
Assisted living communities like Chatham Place, which partners with The Nourish Project, are able to make sure their residents stay engaged, happy, and healthy.
TECH TOOL #3: smARTee Tours
Seniors can also use technology to stay connected to history and culture. With smARTee Tours, seniors can tour museums and art across the globe.
SmARTee Tours is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect all people, but seniors specifically, to the world at large.
They have a variety of tours available. Their tours cover both whole facilities like the Art Institute of Chicago and topic-specific collections like the Golden Age of Paris.
Assisted living communities like Chatham Place use this technology to help their residents take a trip…right from their computers! It’s engaging and fun.
Staying Connected Starts with Family
Most seniors don’t invest in technology because it can feel a little strange or they aren’t accustomed to it.
However, when you give your loved one the gift of technology, it helps them make use of all the tools we mentioned today and stay connected with their friends and family.
The right tools and programs help make aging an exciting adventure. Make sure you keep supporting your loved ones with the technology they need.
Chatham Place at Mary Wade is dedicated to providing excellent resident experiences through caring staff interactions and innovative technology. Chatham Place actively works to identify cutting-edge technologies and tools that enrich our residents’ lives. We offer a variety of programs and services, including those mentioned here: It’s Never Too Late (iN2L) by Life Loop, The Nourish Project, and SmARTee Tours. We are dedicated to helping seniors learn, grow, stay active, and explore the world around them.