4 Reasons Seniors Are Now Embracing Tech


4 Reasons Seniors Are Embracing Tech

Since the onset of the pandemic, seniors have grown more receptive to technology. In fact, tech spending increased nearly 200% in 2020 among seniors and across all device categories, according to recent AARP research.1 From communicating with friends and family, participating in telehealth, consuming entertainment and so much more, tech has become a necessity for seniors during the pandemic.

But the pandemic isn't the reason for the senior tech boom, it's the accelerant. The underlying reasons are more closely tied to basic human needs, like social connection, good health, mental stimulation, and peace of mind—and tech has given seniors more ways to get their needs fulfilled during the pandemic.

Read on to learn more about this new era of tech-savvy seniors, plus the tech that senior living centers should consider if they want to stay ahead of the curve.

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1Kakulla, Brittne. 2021 Tech Trends and the 50-Plus: Top 10 Biggest Trends. Washington, DC: AARP Research, April 2021. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00420.001