The Value of Staying Connected Online
10 Good Things About Being On The Internet:
- Stay in touch with friends and family using video calling or messaging
- Shop for groceries from your computer and get them delivered to your front door
- Share memories, pictures and videos over email or social media
- Keep up to date with local, government, and community activities
- Pay your bills from the convenience of your home by using online banking
- Conduct medical appointments at home with online video (via e-health)
- Keep the grand kids entertained on the internet when they visit
- Watch and stream TV shows online through services like YouTube, Netflix, Stan, Presto and Catch up TV
- Read books, newspapers and magazines articles online from your smartphone, tablet or computer
- Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch with local communities, friends and family.
Knowledge of the Internet can also help improve mental alertness. Aside from the vast information from the Internet, it is also a great source for video games. Why video games? According to the Psychology and Aging magazine, playing video games helps improve cognitive functions which normally decline during the passing years. Strategy video games help in keeping our brains razors sharp and improve hand-eye coordination.
Learning and Leisure
One can continue learning by browsing the Internet to get more information on important topics, such as health and fitness. Watching tutorial videos related to their interests such as painting, playing the piano, gardening, flower arrangements, cooking, and travel, among others, is a great way to expand knowledge and keep the creative juices flowing.
Reconnect With Old Friends via Social Media
Facebook is the most popular social networking site that brings family and friends together. Share photos, chat online, play games, search old friends and more. What an exciting way to reconnect with old friends to whom they have lost throughout the years.
Helps Build Relationships With Grand Kids
Many seniors or grandparents feel they are being left behind because they cannot keep up with the world. With Internet knowledge and use, seniors can still catch up with their grandchildren, bridging the gap between them. Having a common activity together and frequent interaction via the Internet helps to build a better relationship.
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