Did you know?
* 51% of people 75 and older live alone.
* Research shows a 26% increased risk of death due to subjective feeling of loneliness.
* 6 million adults 65 and older have a disability that prevents them from leaving their homes without help.
* Research from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 43% of older adults report feelings of loneliness.
Research also shows that technology can help combat loneliness and isolation in older adults.
Join us this month as Jane Ratliff of BH Technology, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of seniors in Greater Atlanta, will explain how using today’s technology can help seniors enjoy a happier, healthier, and longer life. We’ll learn how BH Technology instructors get older adults to feel comfortable with, and engage in using, “new-fangled devices,” like PCs and smart phones, and apps like Facebook and Instagram. We’ll talk about the challenges of content management and curriculum maintenance with an all-volunteer workforce. And Jane will show us a few tricks that even those of us who deal with technology daily may not know that our phones can do.
About BH Technology Group
Since its inception in 2012, BH Tech has worked with 50 organizations to deliver affordable technology education to more than 5,000 folks since inception, including 900 in 2018 alone.
The BH Tech mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of seniors in Greater Atlanta. We believe teaching our seniors how to engage in the use of today’s technology will promote a happier, healthier and longer life.
Learn more at https://bhtechgroup.org/