A recent article in the AARP presents an interesting angle about seniors and baby boomers embracing new technologies that are out there. The focus of the article is on the growing trend of baby boomers (and even their elder parents) “sexting” on their cell phones. “Sexting” is a recently coined term that essentially a play on the term “texting” as it combines “texting” with “sex” and… you get the picture (or should I say text!).
While newscasts and articles regularly talk about the dangers of driving and texting and/or teenagers texting too much, this is one of the first articles we’ve encountered that discusses seniors sending and receiving text messages.
The Jitterbug, a popular cell phone that many seniors use, is able to send and receive text messages. While texting is often referred to being “fast, easy and fun,” it should be noted that senior-friendly cell phones like the Jitterbug, Doro and others don’t have dedicated texting keypads like many Blackberry and other smartphones do.
At Engage As You Age we believe that this article highlights one of our central beliefs, people love to stay engaged with their passions throughout their entire life. Whether a senior is “sexting” or debating about politics, snapping photographs, sharing some laughs over a game of cards or practicing the piano, their lives are richer by pursuing what they love. Life should always be about more than medications and maintenance. It’s being connected to what you love that keeps you vibrant. Contact us today to learn how to use a cell phone, get up and running on a computer or have someone come read to you. We’re able to make technology easy for you and connect you with someone that shares your interests.