Technology is forever changing and adapting in front of our eyes. It can be challenging to keep up with it sometimes. Fortunately, much of what has been made can be highly beneficial to our day-to-day lifestyles and goals. Having a new smartwatch could help us keep track of our heart rate and activity throughout the day, while voice-activated home devices can help us do mundane tasks like closing the blinds or lights off in your home.
One of the most significant changes has been the way we get together with our friends and family. Of course, we have been able to press a button on our phones and call them, but now we can see them and get to interact with them in more intimate ways. New technology has helped us see our loved ones and make memories through a screen in times where we may just be a bit too far away to see them all the time.
Keeping in Touch
Staying in touch with our loved ones and friends is a crucial way to keep up our mental health. Humans need that type of connection with others, and when we don’t get to see friends or your children for long periods of time, it could lower our mental stability and create problems. If those people live states away or even hours away, it can be a difficult task to muster. Thankfully, with our new age of technology, there are many ways we can “hang out” and spend time with them.
FaceTime and Zoom
These may be two of the most well-known ways to have a face-to-face conversation with your loved ones and be able to hang out with them. FaceTime can be found on any Apple device and used to call any other Apple device. However, Zoom can be used on any computer and phone to reach anyone else who may have an account.
Zoom has also been used to create social activities like workout sessions, yoga, or even book clubs and people all over the country and world. It can be a great way to keep your motivation high to continue to exercise even if you have no one there to do it with you. These types of technology can be highly beneficial for active seniors and their mental and physical health.
Netflix Party and Rodeo
Netflix party is a program that can be attached to your Chrome browser and allows you to watch movies with your friends and loved ones. It included a group chat so you all can chat and mingle during the time while also enjoying a movie all together.
Rodeo can be a bit similar; however, it is with children’s stories. It is a video chat program that has over 150 children’s stories downloaded onto it. This could allow you to read stories to your grandchildren even from states away.
New technology has been an amazing advancement in our lives and can bring even the most unknown benefits. Who knew that having a children’s book video chat software would be something that could be so amazing for so many people. Don’t be afraid to dabble into the newest technology and see where it could help you.