Connected Magazine

Staying connected – the important of tech for the elderly

Not knowing about tech can add to people being cut off from the world, writes Alex Meehan

“Today’s digital natives will retain the ability to work with technology into old age, but tech won’t stop developing”

What’s it like to grow old in an increasingly digital world? The answer is not great. To start with, lots of things you’ve gotten used to doing one way suddenly need to be done differently and the new way is rarely an improvement for you.

Whether it’s banks closing high street branches or public services moving online, societal change increasingly revolve around PCs or smartphones. Which is fine for those that are comfortable with technology, ...