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Best Cell Phone Plans and Phones for Seniors

Posted On 06 Mar 2018 By : Estelle Carlson of Redondo Beach, California, has had a smartphone for at least 10 years. Carlson, who is in her 70s, does everything on it: she banks, Facetimes with her cousin in Scotland and her granddaughters in Boston and Kaui, she writes “letters” and texts. “I can’t imagine being without it,” she says of her iPhone.The Best Cell Phone Plans and Phones for Seniors

Carlson is not alone. Smartphone use among seniors is growing every year, but it varies substantially by age: 59% of 65- to 69-year-olds have smartphones. But that drops off as seniors get older. Only 31% of 75- to 79-year-olds use them, according to the Pew Research Center.

What if you’re not a savvy iPhone user like Carlson and you want a cell phone only to use for emergency calls and texts? What if your elderly parent needs a phone with big buttons and loud volume, what then? Here, we break down the best cell phone plans and phones for seniors, no matter their mobile proficiency. From flip phones to the iPhone X, here’s what you need to know before you buy.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Cell Phone Plan

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Tip 7. Find your phone quickly.

Phone Tricks
If you ever lose your phone when it’s on silent mode, it can be a real pain to locate. Thankfully, there’s a very simple solution. Android users can go to the Google Device Manager from another device which will force your phone to make a sound, even if it is on silent mode. iPhone users can make use of a similar function called Find iPhone.

Everyone Should Reset Their Routers

Raise your hands if you’re aware of the FBI’s directive to the public to reboot their routers. This is 2 months old but is verified on www.FBI.gov .  -keith—

https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-malware-targets-routers-053118.mp3/view

Raise your hands if you’re aware of the FBI’s directive to the public to reboot their routers. Raise your hands if you have actually rebooted yours. If you have no clue as to what we’re talking about or why you should even care – even a little – we’re going to break it down.

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How to Protect Your Digital Assets After Death

Posted On 01 Mar 2018 By : 

Most people are aware of the importance of estate planning, but often times digital assets are overlooked when planning for seniors. After all, how many seniors have online bank accounts or are active on social media?

It turns out that many seniors are more active online than most people realize – and that number will grow exponentially as baby boomers age – which is why it’s integral to discuss digital assets with your senior loved ones now.

What Are Digital Assets?

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 Too Much Screen Time Hinders Health of Kids AND Seniors  

You’ve probably heard about the importance of limiting the amount of time kids spend watching TV, being on the computer or playing video games to ensure they get enough physical activity and limit the barrage of junk food marketing on TV that influences them. In general, too much sedentary behavior affects everyone’s health, but for older adults, it can not only negatively impact their physical health and hinder mobility, but their social/emotional health as well.   Aging Partners interviewed PHL President, Dr. Bob Rauner about the effects of too much screen time on senior health for  the Winter 2018 edition of Living Well magazine.  Read or download Living Well here.

All About Bitcoin: The Unofficial Guide

Recently, we’ve been hearing the term ‘Bitcoin’ a lot, coupled with concepts such as digital currency, emerging value, distributed currency, cryptography, and so on. Most of us listen to all these reports and find ourselves asking one simple question: “What is this Bitcoin?”Of course, even more questions arise and emerge immediately afterward: “Where did it come from?” “How did I not hear about it until now?” “What can you do with it?” All these questions are understandable and the following article will try to give you a concise, clear and simple explanation.

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What Is Net Neutrality and How Does It Affect You?

There’s currently a lot of talk in the news about the FCC’s decision to get rid of net neutrality in the United States. But what on Earth is net neutrality, and how does it effect you? Watch this informative video, which explains everything in layman’s terms, and find out yourself.

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