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Senior Technology Growth

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There is a significant growth in digital technology adoption by older adults. Research found that adults 60 and older are spending more than 50% of daily leisure time on screen time.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2019/06/28/more-seniors-are-embracing-technology-but-can-they-use-it-ucsd-researchers-suggest-asking-them/?sh=12e2b7d42323

Senior Technology Usage

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When seniors become comfortable with tech devices, they become avid users. A study found that of the 30% of seniors over age 73 that own a smartphone, 77% go online multiple times a day.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyblankson/2018/09/07/4-ingenious-technologies-to-help-aging-adults-stay-connected-and-engaged/?sh=1a4c33684ab8

Art Therapy

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Art therapy plays an important role in calming Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, and may be a great way to help them express themselves and evoke memories. https://www.aarp.org/health/dementia/info-2018/dementia-alzheimers-art-therapy-new.html