Three technology tools to help seniors combat isolation and loneliness

Three technology tools to help seniors combat isolation and loneliness

If a senior in your life is feeling lonely and isolated, they are not alone – social isolation is a widespread problem that affects more than eight million older Americans and has been identified as a public health epidemic by the medical community.

But there is hope. Recent innovations in interactive technology can help seniors increase their engagement in life; socialize more with family, friends and peers; and avoid health risks that accompany increased social isolation. Here are three potentially life-changing technologies.

Voice-activated speakers

Voice-enabled speakers can be extremely helpful for seniors with vision issues or lowered mobility, or who are intimidated by unfamiliar technology. Continue reading