In this generation of social connections, a significant number of mature adults own a smartphone. However, not a lot of people utilize them to their fullest potential. There are so many perks that come with owning a smartphone, and one of them includes access to apps that help you connect with loved ones. There are apps for you to video call with your children and grandchildren, while others allow you to play games or listen to music. These apps can make your life easier and can even educate you, making it a very valuable investment. Here are some apps for older adults to use on their smartphones.
As we age, it is inevitable for us to take multiple supplements and medications at certain times of the day to maintain optimal health. It is common to forget to take the medication or purchase refills on time. As much as 50% of prescriptions are not consumed as told by the doctor. Medisafe is an app that helps to manage your prescriptions, giving you reminders to take them and when they are running low. All you have to do is fill in the timing and prescriptions to be taken, and a schedule will be made. Pictures of the prescriptions are also added to the schedule, and it can alert loved ones when a dose is missed.
Gone are the days where you had to find the coordinates of a place and use a physical map to reach your destination. Google maps have become part and parcel of daily life, as it acts as a Global Positioning System (GPS) and is the most popular navigation app. You can also pin yourself on the map when parking, making it easier to find your car when heading home. When you are ready to go home, all you have to do is click on directions and choose the “Saved Parking” option.
This is a messaging app that uses Facebook profiles to connect people. With that said, having a Facebook account means you have already finished most of the tasks to use Facebook Messenger seamlessly. It is easy to connect with your loved ones who you are friends with on Facebook. You can use it for personal or group video calls and chats, and there are also fun filters to play with during your connecting sessions. Your grandchildren are sure to enjoy playing with the different games available in the app as well.
As we age, our vision will start to deteriorate. This makes it harder for us to read books, while joint problems make it difficult to hold a book for a long period. A great alternative to this would be listening to audiobooks. Audible is an app that is essentially an audio library. Certain audiobooks also feature narrations from the authors. Audible has one of the largest audiobook collections and it is a free app. You can use the 30-day free trial to download as many audiobooks as possible.