Evolving digital tech is about so much more than social media, streaming music, and access to your favorite TV shows and movies. You can use your computer, smartphone, or tablet to make your life much easier! We’ve listed some of the best tech hacks for seniors to help you streamline your daily routines and spend more time enjoying your favorite activities.
Your smart device’s camera can be used for a lot more than selfies with the grandkids. Take a photo of your parking spot to locate your vehicle more quickly after running errands or snap a pic of your fridge or pantry as a reminder of which items to buy at the grocery store. If you find it challenging to read recipes and labels with small print, shoot a pic and then ‘zoom in’ to enlarge the text for easier reading. It’s also a handy idea to take pictures of important items such as medicine bottles, emergency contact numbers, and insurance cards for easy access during doctor and pharmacy visits.
Another convenient idea is to order your groceries online and let someone else do the shopping for you. While the Kroger shopping center is within walking distance of Prime West Knoxville, grocery pick-up and delivery is a great option for busy seniors. For a membership fee, Shipt and Instacart also have same-day home grocery delivery from your favorite stores like Target, Publix, Food City, CVS, Whole Foods, and Petco. Ask your doctor or dentist if you can schedule an appointment online instead of waiting around on the phone. Many apps and computer programs feature calendar-reminder notifications, so you don’t have to keep up with handwritten notes.
No matter if you’re an Apple fan or you prefer your Google Android phone, there are apps you can download to help organize your life. Here are our top picks:
Voice-activated virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana, or Google Home offer support with many daily tasks, including:
While these tech hacks will simplify your life and save time, the best life hack of all is making a Prime community your new home! All-inclusive, maintenance-free living means you can spend those extra minutes in your day relaxing or enjoying all the fun activities at Prime. Contact us today to learn more about our flagship community, Prime West Knoxville.