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I think a lot of us forget that the holiday season isn’t merry and bright for everyone.
This time of year is especially difficult for millions of older adults. In fact, the 3 biggest threats of aging are hunger, isolation and loss of independence. This month AT&T worked with local nonprofits to surprise seniors with smart devices they can use to stay connected – and spread a little holiday cheer.
Through its digital literacy initiative Digital You, AT&T is providing online tools, apps and resources for
people of all ages to learn how to have a safe and secure online experience.
This support is especially valuable to older adults. In 2014, 77% said they need help to walk through the
process of using a new tech device such as a smartphone or tablet. How cool, right? You know there are many older adults that are not tech-savvy!
And what a big world of technology we live in now!
What I find absolutely amazing is that my 5 year old and 9 year old can maneuver through any technological device in my household with ease. Hand over one of these devices to my parents or in-laws and I would be asked where the power button is. It is the world we live in and honestly I don’t mind trying to help out the older folks figure out social media so that we can share photos and other news with each other, especially when we aren’t able to be together during the holidays.
Not only can you find some pretty awesome information on how to use your device and what it can do, check out this site here to learn more about apps, how you can get them and more! How about Wi-Fi? How do you connect to it? You can get info on data plans and also how you can keep personal information private. Learn more about Digital You HERE.
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