Staying Connected Online: You and Social Media

Posted on January 25, 2018 in Learning

We know firsthand that technology and social media can be a little intimidating, especially if it is something you haven’t grown up with your entire life. However, there are so many ways in which you can embrace this new form of communication and use it to foster and grow new and old relationships with those near and far.

Social media is one of the best ways to connect and keep up with friends: old, current, and new. Not only does it allow you to easily keep in touch with friends, but it also offers another avenue for you to stay up-to-date on current events or learn something new like a recipe, piece of trivia, or even an instrument! Social media gives you a world of opportunity at your fingertips!

Facebook Friends

Of all of the social sites available at your fingertips, Facebook is without a doubt the most popular social media site and app. With over 1.65 billion monthly active users, you can easily find that old friend you haven’t spoken with in years, or connect with the new friend you made at breakfast the other day. It also allows you the opportunity to stay on track with what friends and family --near and far-- have been up to. Have grandkids that live hours away? Not a problem! Connect with your children on social channels, such as Facebook, and you can get regular updates, pictures, and more on how your grandkids are growing, changing and developing their own unique personalities.

Older Adults and Facebook

Because older adults are the fastest growing age group on Facebook, Ohio Living Breckenridge Village feels it is important to offer olders adults the opportunity to stay in touch and up-to-date with technology. That is why we offer exclusive tech programs like “Grandma and Grandpa are on Facebook” that can introduce you to the basics of Facebook and teach you how to use the site that so many of your friends and family have already taken advantage of. Not only will this allow you to learn more about the channel and how it can benefit you, but also will also give you one-on-one time with a Facebook enthusiast who can answer any questions you may have!

New to Social Media?

No matter your level of experience with modern technology, there are programs to guide you through every step. The programs provided by Ohio Living Breckenridge Village are built to help you begin your journey with technology, to ensure you don’t lose touch with your loved ones near and far. These programs include both group and private lessons with your own tech instructor. If you’re not familiar with social media, don’t feel daunted—the channel is made to be as user-friendly as possible and there are a multitude of opportunities for learning, connecting with friends and family, and so much more. You might just be surprised by the benefits you’ll glean from using these resources.

Looking for a dynamic senior living community? Check out Ohio Living Breckenridge Village’s Facebook page or give us a call today at (440)942-4342 to learn more about our technology classes made just for you!


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