Three ways seniors can get more from their smartphones

With the rapid pace of new developments in smartphone technology, it can be hard to keep up with all the changes, especially if you grew up in an era when phones were attached to a cord.

Here are three easy ways that seniors can get more from smartphones:

1. Read audiobooks.

Whether your hands are tied up gardening or cooking, or you simply want to give your eyes a rest, consider listening to books on your smartphone. You can purchase audiobooks a la carte or opt for a subscription plan, which offers deals, such as unlimited selections for a flat monthly fee.

2. Use health apps to manage conditions.

Well-designed health apps can help patients manage their conditions. Some mobile apps allow users to track symptoms and treatment outcomes, and share the information with their doctors.

3. Video chat with loved ones.

Talk to and see grandkids and other far-flung friends and loved ones between visits with video chatting.

Many such video communications services are free, even internationally, and can present affordable alternatives to placing long-distance calls on a landline.

Your smartphone is the world at your fingertips. Make great use of it.

Courtesy of StatePoint

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