May 4 2018
If you’re facing retirement, or beginning to plan for it because it’s now just a handful of years away, one of the biggest challenges that many senior citizens face is the most unexpected of all; extra time. After decades of working hard in a profession, raising a family, and always having a full daily, weekly or even monthly schedule, the well-earned rest that retirement brings with it as a reward can sometimes feel like a burden to someone used to having so little time. What do you do with the days and hours ahead? What happens when there’s no longer a career to worry about and you can relax?
Fortunately for people who are looking at retirement in the 21st century, we can promise hours of activity, inter-est, passion and even a new hobby for years to come. The online world of the Internet, social media, and even computer and video gaming are perfect outlets.
Easier Than Ever Before
It’s true that at the dawn of the computer age, using computing devices required a lot of time, and, more im-portantly, technical expertise. But that’s definitely not the case today. Computers are now everywhere, from the phones people to use to even the most unlikely places like refrigerators and thermostats! And using them is easier than ever before! Senior citizens don’t have to worry about learning new programming languages, and typing in complex algorithms into keyboards. Using a computer is as easy as reaching out and touching a big, friendly icon on a screen!
The best part is that computers are incredibly easy to use and interactive, with many different possibilities for what people can do with them. Thanks to social media, you can now stay in touch with people all over the world, including your family, as well as make new friends across the planet. If you’re interested in learning new things, the Internet is a great resource with many websites and forums where you can meet with like-minded in-dividuals, or simply do your own research to your heart’s content, with virtually unlimited access to knowledge.
And finally, if you’re just interested in fun, there’s a wealth of recreational opportunities. People who enjoy lengthy adventures on their own can find plenty of games to keep themselves occupied, but if you like playing with others, many large, involved games can be played online that let you do everything from competing with others, to playing alongside them as adventurers in fantasy worlds! Some of these games typically require a lot of time, and dedication to make progress, but once you’re retired, this is no longer a barrier! And of course, whatever physical limitations you may experience in your real life don’t follow you into the world of games!
Becoming a “cyber senior” simply means taking advantage of the powerful, versatile, easy-to-use digital tech-nology that’s now available to everyone. But now you have the time to not just get familiar, but become an ex-pert! If you’ve been meaning to increase your comfort with computers, now is the perfect time to do so! Mix it with your senior lifestyle, as part of the activities that we can provide!