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Senior Health Resources & Digital Tools

Posted by HarborChase on Jun 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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The digital era is upon us. With constant technological advancements, the world is more connected than ever. In the palm of your hands, you can have a powerful device that gives you access to friends and family around the world, information, and more. Not only can these digital tools connect us, but they can also help to improve our lives.

With just a swipe of your finger, you can access unlimited data that can help enrich your life. Many of these digital tools and resources are focused on health and well-being and can provide useful information regarding senior health, nutrition, and more.

HarborChase Senior Living understands the value that these digital tools and resources can bring to day-to-day living. We want to highlight a few resources available on your smart device that are focused on older adults, their health, and other topics around aging.

Tools in the Palm of Your Hand

A smartphone is like a tiny, powerful computer that can fit inside your pocket, purse, and in the palm of your hand. Smartphones give you access to many different digital tools, from apps that can help you save money to tools that can help track health patterns. Here are a few apps that can be downloaded right to your smartphone or smart device to be readily available and easily accessible: 

Video Calling Apps - With the climate surrounding COVID-19 and the importance of social distancing, people are discovering the benefits of video calling tools to stay connected with family and friends. Whether you are using FaceTime (Apple), Zoom, Skype, or another digital tool, video calling apps promote socialization, connectivity, and remind us that, even during times of distancing, we can still be together.

AARP Now - This application gives you all the information that AARP has to offer, including local news alerts, information regarding events, senior benefits, and can put you in contact with local resources.

Medisafe - This safety-focused application allows a user to create a comprehensive list of his or her medications. It stores the information and warns the user about potentially harmful interactions, sends medication reminders, as well as reminders when it is time for a prescription to be refilled.

WebMD - Perhaps one of the most well-known medical resources on the internet, the WebMD app can provide you with medical and helpful information on the fly. While it is always recommended to speak with a healthcare provider regarding health concerns, WebMD can be used as a means of checking symptoms or researching vital information or case studies. WebMD is an incredibly useful digital tool with many resources focused on senior health concerns and issues.

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In-Depth Digital Tools & Resources

While smartphones and tablets are a more convenient way to access news and more, we know many use a desktop or laptop to search for information. Whatever your preference, the following resources can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

AARP (American Association of Retired Person) - AARP was established in 1958, and its sole focus is on the betterment of retirees in our country. Beyond the app, their website is a great digital tool that can give you more in-depth information regarding senior health, local events, news, and more.

Love to Know Seniors - This website focuses on new information regarding older adults, senior health, lifestyle, and more. From financial planning to new hobby ideas, Love to Know Seniors is an excellent source with a wealth of useful information.

National Institute of Aging (NIA) - The National Institute on Aging is another organization that focuses solely on senior health. NIA conducts studies, shares helpful information, and is focused on helping seniors age well and live an active, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle.

The digital era has made it incredibly easy for us to connect, share, and access limitless information to achieve a healthier and happier life. Beyond our communities and services, HarborChase Senior Living strives to be an educational resource for older adults, caregivers, families, and friends. Through our blog articles and free downloadable content, we are here to help individuals navigate senior health issues, aging, retirement, and more.

To learn more about HarborChase Senior Living, we encourage you to find your ideal community and start celebrating senior living with us!

 

Topics: Health Habits, Technology

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