You worked hard your whole life and have now decided it’s time to retire in style. You may have received a number of gifts from people, or from your place of employment, in celebration of this decision. If, indeed, you received a smartphone for retirement, the person who gave it to you was truly thinking ahead! Smartphones can be an important part of retirement, and an indispensable benefit.
Unfortunately, technology and retirement age individuals don’t always go hand in hand. Some people are extremely tech savvy, but many shy away from high-tech items or, at the very least, use them with limited knowledge of what makes them tick. They seldom use all the bells and whistles available. That’s a shame because many of today’s technologically advanced products, including smartphones, have a lot to offer.
Let’s see how these brilliant phones can improve the life of a retiree.
Track Your Fitness Regime
If you don’t already have a fitness regime, you should. A physically fit retiree is a happier, healthier one. Wellness trackers are one feature of today’s smartphones. They can keep track of how many stairs you climbed, how many steps you took, and more. Some can help you watch calorie output/intake, sleep patterns, and your heart rate.
Medical alert reminders help today’s retirees maintain their independence longer. To let you know it’s time to take your medication, you can have your phone beep or vibrate. Some allow users and doctors to communicate on a more frequent basis.
Communication Made Easy
To call a friend or loved one, all you have to do is find their picture on your phone and press a button. No memorizing numbers, no searching through endless names. To remind a group of friends about dinner, a movie, etc., you can even send out a group text (rather than having to text each individual).
Emergency Information Storage
To get into your phone, you can set it up so a fingerprint is required as an unlocking device. But to store emergency, personal, and/or medical information, there is an emergency mode in which this can be done. If something happens, and someone needed to access your emergency medical or contact information, they could still find it without the fingerprint.
Today’s phone screens are larger than in the past. It makes it easier on your eyes, easier to read, and most have a feature whereas you can enlarge the text if you so choose.
Use Your Voice
If you have arthritis or big fingers, you may have trouble texting. Today’s phones have a “voice text” capability that allows you to dictate what you want to say. Be sure it printed correctly before you send, however. It doesn’t always get it right.
You can also talk to your phone to give it orders such as, “Call Marilyn.” The phone will dial Marilyn for you. Or, “remind me to take my medication at 9 AM.” A reminder will be set up.
Got Your Smartphone? Get Ready to Retire in Style!
With all of the on-site amenities available, exceptional residences, beautiful surroundings, numerous opportunities for socialization, and so much more, retiring in style has never been easier than at our Independent Living Community.
Enjoy some arts and crafts, go on a shopping trip, visit your favorite restaurant, attend guest lectures, enjoy some music and dancing, or hang out with friends and watch a movie (simply set up a reminder on your phone).
If you would like to speak to someone specifically about sales and leasing, please call 918-533-9834. Other inquiries can be covered by calling 918.451.0383. If you prefer, you can fill in our convenient online form, send it in, and we’ll get back to you. To truly experience all we have to offer, schedule a tour today.