How Seniors Use Technology to Stay Connected in Corona Outbreak


Over the last few years, seniors are using technology more than ever. From getting an appointment to the doctor, managing medication schedules, and many more. One of the greatest benefits of technology for older adults is it keeps them connected to their family, friends, and their old college friends.

There are some platforms that keep you connected with your people. There are some simple ways to stay connected and easily combat depression and isolation, bring your better life, promote health and overall wellness.

There is no other alternative to physical interaction with your loved ones. But sometimes that personal touch is not possible like in the current situation when the Indian government announces lockdown in the whole country. 

At this time technology is helping not only the older adults but also everyone to stay connected with your loved ones. In today’s blog, we’re going to tell you by using which app older adults can stay connected.

Apps for Connecting Virtually


This is one of the most popular and used audio and video calling and messaging apps. You can download this app on your mobile or laptop, it is available for free. For using it, you just need to create a user name and you are able to call anyone on your contact list even you can also do international call and with the call recording feature, you can record memorable moments during the call.


This app is especially for iPhone users and can only be used for calling the other iPhone users. This app is similar to Skype and available for free. You can also do a group call it is available for all iPhone devices like iPads, iPad touch, Macbook, PCs.


It is one of the well-known messenger apps. This messaging service allows its users to send text, videos, gifs, audio messages, document sharing, group messaging, you can also do video and audio call. It is available for free for both Android and iOS users. 


You can also use Facebook, by using this platform you can connect with your old lost friends, chat with them, call your friends. You can also like, comment, and share on your friend’s photos and videos they posted on their timeline. It is available free for both Android and iOS.


Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, on Instagram, you can follow your favorite persons, celebrity, and your people to get the latest updates of them. You can also post stories, chat, and video call to your families and friends.  It is available free for both Android and iOS.


These are the most familiar and known apps that most of us use to stay connected with others and easy to use especially for older adults. What apps you use to stay connected with your families. Tell us in the comment section.

Till then, stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands, and be happy

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