|Seniors are increasingly tech saavy|
Reporting results from,"A recent survey conducted by Mather LifeWays with Life Services of Illinois in late 2008" Senior Homes writes: "Independent living is at the top of the list for most seniors and most are serious about technology. That means that senior living communities must offer state-of-the-art systems for computer-savvy seniors. Those leaving the workforce today have become accustomed to and very adept at building their careers and a portion of their personal lives around computers. Seniors want services available that will allow them to maintain independence."
We couldn't agree more! While stereotypes depict seniors as unconnected, lacking tech saavy, disdainful or even fearful of new technology, reality is that seniors are increasingly online. Research from the Pew Trust from 2012 revealed that 75% of seniors aged 65-70 use the Internet; 68% of those 70-75 do; and nearly half those between 75-80 do. Higher income and more educated seniors are even more likely to use the internet. Among seniors with an annual household income of $75,000 or more 90% go online while 87% of seniors with a college degree go online. As a younger generation moves into retirement, independent and assisted living communities, clearly they are going to look for facilities that have modern, state of the art technology tools.