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4 New-age Lifestyle Habits of the Discerning Senior

    How the future will look in five to 15 years from now remains to be seen. Today, seniors can already adapt to the changing dynamics of a digital life to live and interact more comfortably.

    Technology has reshaped the future of senior living. Moreover, the ongoing pandemic has forced us to rethink life choices. From managing basics and handling medical emergencies, to attending social meetings or gatherings – everything has changed for seniors and their safety, comfort and wellbeing. In this blog, we have listed down the latest technological trends that have contributed to reshaping the lives of elders.

     

    1. Virtual Gatherings with Family & Friends

    For older adults, video chat can be a particularly helpful way to keep in contact with friends, family and loved ones. Unlike a normal phone call, this online service allows seniors to talk and see each other at the same time. It allows elders to check in on their loved ones and see how they are doing, which is especially important if they are facing mobility issues or cannot visit often.
     
    Video calls make communication much easier — especially for those who might have sensory impairments such as hearing loss or deafness. Moreover, studies suggest that it is also a promising way to prevent isolation and hence, depression among the senior population.
     

    2. Online Doctor Consultancy

    Online doctor consultation services are gaining popularity. This service not only saves time but also cuts down visitation charges remarkably. Seniors can take this opportunity to evaluate the fees and benefits of various services, which is not possible when consulting a traditional local doctor.
     
    However, one should remember that online medical consultation fees vary from one website to another. So, one should choose the best service, as per their needs and budget.
     

    3. Online Shopping (Pharmacy, Groceries & Clothes)

    With increased competition, most pharmacy chains, retail stores, groceries, etc, are now offering online services to customers. Seniors can avail these and enjoy the convenience of shopping from the comfort of the home. With this, say goodbye to carrying heavy bags of groceries homes every week. Online portals usually also offer better deals than the local store, as they do not have to bear the extra burden like rental charges.
     

    4. Online Physical Exercise (Aerobics, Zumba, etc)

    Seniors no longer need to visit the local yoga studio or gym for their workout sessions. You have fitness instructors from around the globe, all ready and willing to help clients with their physical needs. The same goes for different types of other activities like Aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, etc.
     
    Moreover, most online fitness programs are much less expensive than similar offline programs.  These services prove to be ideal for seniors who are retired, or for those elders who do not wish to spend much at an older age.
     
    As age advances, our needs for life and health become very different – seniors seek the constant company of their peers, access to a variety of online community events, workshops, and health care, at the click or tap of a button. The ongoing pandemic has shown seniors the importance of seeking these virtually, in the safety of their homes. In view of this, more seniors should try and experience the technologies that are making life easier, safer and more engaging for years to come.