As a senior who doesn’t drive, I recently had a frustrating experience that resulted in a life-transforming discovery.
Normally, I get around just fine by public transportation since most of my destinations are on a convenient bus line. This time, however, I had an appointment with a new doctor who wasn’t near a bus stop. Some seniors, when faced with this kind of problem, call a friend or relative to get a ride, but if no one is available, they must call a taxi, which was my situation that day.
I could bore you with all the details, but let’s just say that my taxi ride was overpriced and the service was unsatisfactory. To add insult to injury, I had to repeat the painful process to get home from the appointment.
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Are you hesitant to use a smartphone, computer, tablet, or ebook reader even though you see other seniors enjoying them?
Do you feel confused about tech devices and unsure of how they might benefit you?
Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about purchasing a device and learning how to use it?
Is this what you’ve been telling yourself?
“I'm too old."
"I can't do it."
“It’s too difficult.”
"I don't like it. I don't want it. It's just not for me."
"I'm a klutz—I'd break it."
"I'm embarrassed to ask younger people for help."
"I can't type."
"I can't afford it."
“I feel overwhelmed. I don’t know where to start.”
As a senior and a technology enthusiast with a background in education, I’ve found a way to help other seniors defeat the self-talk barriers, discover new ways of connecting with people and information, and experience for themselves how technology can enrich their lives.
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Follow the advice in this book and you’ll soon move from tech-timid, to tech-curious, to tech-smart.
What’s stopping you from experiencing a rewarding, tech-active life?