Don’t think for a minute that social networking is just for kids. The truth is that the senior citizen age group is one of the fastest growing demographics on social networking services. Popular sites like Facebook and Myspace have gone to great lengths to make their sites more accessible to senior citizens, as well as giving them more features specifically designed to an older demographic. Our genuine respect for the utility of senior social networking services (like this blog) represents the difference that is The Spring Arbor Experience.
Even if your senior loved one would never consider surfing senior social networks, you should. Who hasn’t at one time or another flat out run out of things to discuss with the elderly? Take fifteen minutes to peruse senior social sites before your next visit to see Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa. Arm yourself with some topics that might be interesting to THEM. Who knows where it goes from there.