When we arrived at Lewisville Estates ten months ago, we were quite apprehensive to begin a whole new way of life in our old age. However, we were warmly greeted by residents and staff alike. We were most pleasantly surprised with our new apartment and quickly settled into our new home. We have been very contented and happy here.
Best Apps for Seniors Back
A smart phone is equivalent to a minute desktop or laptop. Though the screen may be smaller, the impact is huge. Smart phones and tablets come with an option to download Applications, or apps. Apps are user-friendly, shortcuts to your favorite sites online. Many smart devices come with an App Store or place where every app is made available. Now don't let the word "store" frighten you; many of the best apps are Free!
As you grow more familiar with your App Store, here's a list of apps designed with YOU in mind. Whether you're reconnecting with a high school friend, catching up on current news, or getting a reminder to take your daily medicine, these apps are free and easy to use!
Facebook. Family, friends and loved ones all available under one roof. Facebook is one of the largest social mediums that just keeps growing. With a more mature demographic than Twitter or Instagram, Facebook is extremely user friendly and the perfect way to tell your grandchildren to come visit and your neighbor from high school you miss them!
NPR News. Or your favorite news source. The easiest way to stay up-to-date with breaking news is through apps. You will no longer have to wait for the 5 o’clock news when you allow notifications to be sent to your smartphone.
Netflix. Binge watch your favorite show while waiting for a friend or pass some time with great laughs from your favorite comedy. Documentaries, dramas and romantic comedies are some of the many genres Netflix offers.
Pandora. Everything from funk to Rock n’ Roll can be found on Pandora. With a great selection of genres and even better radio stations, Pandora is the number one place for music in any mood or era.
Magnifying Glass With Light. With an adjustable magnifying glass and option of flash light make this app a wonderful 2 for 1. Say goodbye to remembering your glasses while reading a menu at a restaurant and enjoy the luxury of having a portable magnifying glass with you.
My Medical App. Whether you’re headed to the grocery store up the road or flying across country, being prepared is always a must. My Medical App gives easy access to all of your medical files and emergency contacts.
Medisafe. Medisafe is a wonderful tool that helps manage medications, set reminders and create reports about how well they have stuck to their medication regimen.
Red Panic Button. If you know about those panic buttons people where around their necks, well there’s an app for that! When the button is pressed, a message goes out to a personalized list of people and it also includes your address and location!
Senior Savings. Senior Savings is the ONLY app on this list that cost $0.99, but once you find out how much you can save, you’ll realize how much it’s worth. Senior Savings is designed to gather every discount you can imagine. Grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and theaters are some of the many options available, all at your fingertips!
With Lewisville offering free WI-FI and hosting several events throughout the month, these apps are a great way to find out who is in your community and how you can get in touch with them! Download some of these apps today and see how many friends have been waiting for you!