Recent Pew Research Center surveys find that seniors are also moving towards more digitally connected lives.
- Around four-in-ten (42%) adults ages 65 and older now report owning smartphones, up from just 18% in 2013.
- Today, 67% of seniors use the internet - a 55 percentage-point increase in just under two decades.
- Mobile devices have rapidly become one of the most common ways for Americans to get news, and the sharpest growth in the past year has been among Americans ages 50 and older.
- More than eight-in-ten U.S. adults now get news on a mobile device (85%), compared with 72% just a year ago. And the recent surge has come from older people: Roughly two-thirds of Americans ages 65 and older now get news on a mobile device (67%), a 24-percentage-point increase over the past year.
....and to all of the above, we are very pleased to announce our partnership with a prominent and distinguished organization -
BridgingApps® and SeniorNet to Share Resources on Mobile Devices and Apps
HOUSTON, March 1, 2018 - The BridgingApps Program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is partnering with SeniorNet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida to share information on using mobile devices and apps to support learning goals and the independence of people with disabilities, veterans, older adults, seniors and caregivers.
With the support of the CTA Foundation, BridgingApps has developed online content for the BridgingApps website related to the use of mobile devices and apps to improve physical, cognitive and social health of older adults and people with disabilities. This partnership with SeniorNet provides a bridge between available mobile devices and apps and users who seek to use the technology to support learning goals, increase levels of independence and enhance their lives.
Click Here to see our Home Page and Curriculum List with Mobile Apps
Leslie M. Smith
President & CEO
We appreciate your support to our mission. Teaching computer skills, mobile devices, applications and the latest technology to Seniors, Veterans, Disenfranchised and the Physically Challenged.