Social Media can be a great tool. It can help you keep in touch with family, reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and find articles. Sometimes it can seem like there's a learning curve between people who have grown up with this technology and others who are learning it later in life. Use these tips as you navigate Facebook.
1. Safety First!
While there are tons of great people out there on Facebook, it also opens you up to scammers. One of the best ways to avoid these scammers is to check your settings. Facebook has made it easy to make yourself hidden from the public. Make sure you never give out personal information over Social Media. Don't become friends with people you don't know. This gives others access to your information. Be careful meeting up with anyone you meet over social media. Not everyone is who they say they are. Always beware of anyone requesting money from you.
2. Look for "Groups" to connect with others that have similar interests.
Do you like to hike? Collect coins? Have a favorite TV show? There are groups for just about everyone on Facebook. By joining these groups, you are able to talk with others that have the same interests. You can also use groups to share information between family, friends, civic groups, and clubs without having to share everything publicly.
3. Respect Others' Privacy
Everyone has different comfort levels with their social profiles. So, before you add that cute picture you took of your granddaughter or share a personal post a loved one put on their wall, make sure and ask permission.
4. Make use of the "Save" Feature
Facebook has enabled a feature that allows you to save posts that you are interested in and want to come back to. By clicking on the three dots on the top right of a post, you can click "save post" and come back to the post when you have more time. The saved posts can be found on the side bar of the screen.
5. Have fun!
Don't be intimidated by the new technologies. Enjoy the opportunity to stay more in touch than you ever have been able to before! If you have questions, just ask!
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It's no secret that travel experiences change as you get older. Adults 55 and over have different time schedules, budgets, interests, and physical capabilities than the younger crowd. If you are looking to scratch your travel itch, look no further! Here's a list of 7 travel spots for senior adults.
1. Branson, MO
Branson is a great vacation spot for seniors! From shopping at the Branson Landings and the outlet malls, to taking a tour on the "ducks", there's never a dull moment. You'll definitely want to spend some time planning what shows you want to see while you are there. Doing some research ahead of time will ensure that tickets aren't sold out when you get there. Branson is an especially good vacation spot for groups of people. The activities are so diverse there's a little something for everyone.
2. Big Sur Road Trip
If you're feeling "old Hollywood" the Big Sur road trip may be the vacation for you! Rent an RV or classic car and take a trip down the coast. There are plenty of stops a long the way so you can take it at your own pace. Just make sure you leave time to stop at all of the seafood restaurants, museums, viewing areas, and beaches along the way.
If you are looking for an active vacation, Sedona is your place. Sedona is full of places for hiking, biking, and sightseeing. If you are interested in photography, there are plenty of beautiful sights to set you lens to. Check out a jeep tour to go "off-road" and see places you might not normally see.
One amazing experience that you cannot miss is a hot air balloon ride over the desert. If you go to Sedona, Do Not Miss This!!
You may want to set aside extra time if you are planning a trip to Alaska. However, don't let the time involved keep you from taking this amazing vacation! Whether you head to Alaska by RV, car, train, cruise ship, or airplane, this will be one of the most beautiful trips you can take.
Alaska offers a unique vacation by offering visitors options to visit glaciers, fish for crabs, and many, many other exciting opportunities.
While Florida is probably the most "expected" spot on the list, Florida has some great opportunities you may be missing. Florida is full of beaches, theme parks, and other naturally beautiful places. Some of the best restaurants can be found in Florida. One place you may be missing is the keys. The Florida keys are full of history, exciting people, and events.
6. Williamsburg, VA
If you are a history buff, you will love an exciting vacation to Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg could be a vacation spot on it's own. However, exploring Jamestown and other local areas can open up exciting opportunities for all travelers. Golf courses, shopping, museums, and local historical spots are just part of what Williamsburg has to offer. It's also just a short drive away from Virginia Beach, Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
Another advantage of a Williamsburg vacation is the price. The lodging is lower costs than other other more urban areas. You can expect to pay admission for museums and tours but the cost will often be lower than many other vacation spots.
7. Disney World
Disney World is the perfect vacation for the young and young at heart! Be sure and pack your walking shoes, Disney requires a lot of walking! If you aren't a ride person, there's plenty of shows, restaurants, fireworks, and shopping to make your trip magical!
No matter where you choose to go, GO! Now's the time for you to get out there and see the US! Comment below your favorite travel locations.
Moving can be intimating. It is a challenge at any age, with any amount of stuff. The amount of stress and anxiety surrounding the move reaches an all time high when a senior is considering downsizing or moving to an assisted living or long-term care facility. Luckily, there are people trained to help! Here’s 5 of the many reasons to hire a senior relocation service.
What is stopping you from hiring a Senior Relocation Service?