The rapid spread of the coronavirus is quickly dispelling the idea that older adults won’t use and can’t understand advanced technology. Several senior living communities in the D.C. area are implementing new technological innovations, or are relying more heavily on established ones, due to the isolation imposed in response to the pandemic.
“These perceived boundaries of seniors with technology aren’t as bad as we think,” said Matt Reilly, the director of innovation and technology at Knollwood, a life plan community in Washington, D.C. “With some hand holding, people pick it up really fast.”
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