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Staying Connected When You Are Over 50

Published by in Blog on April 5th, 2012

Staying connected when you’re over 50

Whether you’re a savvy web surfer or a technophobe, keeping in contact has never been easier.

Studies show that one in four internet users are over 50 and the numbers are growing. There are a number of websites aimed and specifically tailored to the needs of the over 50s. From dating to dog clubs, you can find almost anything online to accommodate your needs.

Here are a few ways you could benefit from staying in touch and online.

1. Email

Email is a great communication tool, which is fast, efficient and much cheaper to use than post. As the price of stamps has recently increased by 30%, now would be a better time than any to start using emails and going online.

2. Web cams

If you have relatives overseas and they can also get online, you could talk to them in real time over the internet through a web camera. Websites such as Skype allow users to download the software to make calls and web chats.

3. Social networking websites

A growing number of over 50s are using social networking websites such as Facebook and twitter to keep in contact with friends, family members and familiar faces.

A time to enjoy

Despite retirement should be the time of your life in which Brits over 50 should enjoy themselves, very often they see their realise that their body is not responding them as good as it used to.

In order to make the most of your retirement, you should not let your physical conditions affect your life in a daily basis.

Fortunately, people suffering from mobility problems can rely on devices such as Stannah Stair Lifts, which allow them to get their life autonomy back in the later years of their life.

Taking certain measures to adapt your life to your needs and staying connected to the outside world thanks to the Internet can help you make the most of your retirement.

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