In today’s increasingly mobile world, it is not unusual to see young children–and even toddlers–tapping away at a flat piece of board as if it is the most interesting thing around. In the old days, a tablet was something used to inscript something. Do the tablets of the ten commandments ring a bell? These days, however, tablets are more than just slabs of stone, wood or clay. Technology has revolutionized the definition of a tablet as a general-purpose touchscreen computer that is contained in one panel.
Some people think that techie stuff like the tablet are just for the young. They couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, there are many apps that cater to the special needs not only of very young children but also the elderly. For baby boomers who are still thinking twice and thrice about investing in new technology like a smartphone or an android tablet, these apps geared for seniors just might change your mind.
For those in your golden years or heading towards retirement, AARP is a great app that will keep you updated on the latest news, which can include tips on saving money or staying healthy. If you’re looking to do some volunteering, it will help you find many great opportunities to do so.. This user-friendly app is easy to navigate and the best part is it’s free. You won’t need to browse thru the AARP website or magazines as all the best content has been taken from both and fused in this nifty app.
Facebook for Seniors
When Facebook burst into the social networking scene and rapidly grew in popularity, I wondered how the elderly people would adapt to this change. Would they learn the ropes and join the social media caravan or would they just ignore it, not wanting an in-depth lesson especially when it pertains to technology. Learning about Facebook doesn’t have to be complicated, and this is where Facebook for Seniors application comes in. This app is simple due to its uncluttered design, a boon for those who have yet to brave the social networking waters for the first time. It is a great way for baby boomers to stay connected with family and loved ones especially if they are living in a state or a continent away.
Mobile apps aren’t just for keeping in touch, they can help you manage your finances, too. To make keeping track of money easier for seniors, Mint is the ideal personal finance app that helps you organize and keep tabs on your expenses. The app has a quick setup after which, it pools all your financial information in one place, so it’s easy to monitor your account balances as well as the transactions you’ve done through your tablet or smartphone. Aside from automatically tracking your spending habits, it also categorizes them to aid you in the creation of personalized budgets.
Aside from finances, seniors need a way to monitor their safety and health. Whatever their needs are, the easy-to-use mobile apps from Great Call can help them stay at the top of things like identifying symptoms of an illness and the possible causes or when to self-treat and when it’s best to call a medical professional. The Urgent Care app is just one the apps that seniors can use for medical purposes like the medical library and medical symptom checker tool. On the other hand, the 5 Star Urgent Response app will immediately connect you or your family to highly-trained NAED Certified Response Agents who will track your location and provide you with whatever help you need in your situation. For medication needs, MedCoach is an app that can help you manage your medication and remind you of schedule and dosage.