Social media has changed the elderly people lives in a way that nothing else did. Once what was started merely as a whim, has become a lifestyle, where aged people don’t have to feel alone anymore. Social media seems interesting not only to the young generation but also for the older generation. This “just a click away” thought becoming a way of life for them too. Older people who joined social media more or less on a whim are finding it to be an extremely easy way of connecting to the long lost friends or relatives or younger family members, no matter how far they are.
Easy, Effortless Connection
In today’s world where everything or everyone is sort of just a click away, it’s a no-brainer that in this digital era, people devote a lion share of their time on social media. Day by day more and more people are catching on to this social media addiction no matter from what age group they belong. Being on popular social media platforms is spreading as a crazy fad! Let’s take a look at some of the major attributes of social media that have made using it a fad even among the elderly people.
Online Podium to Shine Creativity
Social media works as a great medium to show one’s creativity, talents. The elderly members of are learning to use social media platforms to present their expertise, skills to the whole world. These very people who never considered the oddity of starting a new venture or sharing their talents with the whole world before, have actually found an opportunity to come forward with their hidden talents. While some are reviving their hidden talents in writing, painting, singing or dancing, some aged people are even starting a small business there. This itself seems like a beautiful oddity in the world of social media.
Opening the Digital Pandora’s Box
In this beautiful entanglement of the digital world, people finding solace during their low time, especially the elderly ones. On social media, there is no dearth of characters of funny people, funny pictures, jokes that can bring a smile even on the grumpiest faces. Funny people or anything remotely connected with being funny has become a blessing to the otherwise mundane life of many elderly people. The fun element offered by the social media platform has brought joy to the life of the elderlies, contributing to ensure their mental wellness.
For all the aforesaid positive reasons, the craze of making a presence on social media platforms is escalating among the elderly day by day.