If you think that the internet is being used only by millennials, you need to reconsider your view. More and more elderlies have started using it, and it is expected that this number will continue to rise.
According to the source cited in the infographic below by MedAlertHelp, 70% of internet users aged 65 and above use the internet daily, while 82% of seniors use search engines to get information on the topics that interest them.
Isn’t this wonderful? The increased internet adoption by seniors not only helps them stay engaged but also helps them in various other ways. Let’s have a look.
Staying Closer To Family
More often than not, seniors find it tough to connect with their busy children and grandchildren. With the internet, however, they can stay in touch with them by using social networks, emails, video calling, and texting on the go.
Exploring The World Sitting At Home
Not all elderlies get a chance to travel. This could be either due to financial reasons or because their health doesn’t permit them. But with the introduction of the internet, they can keep up with what’s happening all over the world and visit different places virtually with online news channels, videos, and the like.
Marketplace Right At Home
With the introduction of ecommerce, shopping has become easier. Choosing products online and getting them delivered at your doorstep has become a routine. This makes it easier for the older generation to shop while sitting at home.
The Opportunity Of Setting Up An Online Business
The internet has opened up a gate of opportunities for aging people who still want to make money after retirement. They can easily set up their home-based online business with a bit of guidance and make extra cash.
Healthier Living Without Leaving Home
Easy access to healthcare is one of the growing concerns for the elderlies. Thankfully, the internet makes a range of cost-effective healthcare solutions accessible and helps the seniors in staying fit.
According to an estimate, 61% of people aged between 50 and 59 use Facebook. Isn’t this interesting?
To have a look at more exciting and interesting figures, check the infographic below!