As more seniors opt to age in place, the challenge becomes how to keep them connected to family and friends and avoid social isolation, which leads to depression and physical decline.
The first tech item a senior should have is a reliable and easy-to-use smart phone. Traditional land lines can go down during a storm and, the ability to stay connected where ever they go, makes this a better option than a traditional phone. Unfortunately many older people shy away from smart phones, assuming they’re too difficult to use. Enter the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Its 5-inch screen specifically appeals to seniors who have struggling eyesight. And, what’s even better is that there is an “Easy Mode” on the smart phone that transforms the phone’s display from a tech-savvy device into a very simple device. The phone keyboard, icons and web browser are larger so that is it easier on the eye. The applications on the phone also are also designed more simply so that everyone can enjoy them. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely a smart choice for seniors- keeping them in the loop with family and friends.