Resources for Seniors & Caregivers. Magazine Internet pour les seniors : bien-être, famille, voyages. Senior Peer Counseling Program. What Do Seniors Do Online? Visit Facebook and YouTube, of Course. We've known for a while that Facebook users are getting a lot older, but now new data released by Nielsen reveals that the number of seniors (65 and older) using the Web has increased by 6 million in the last five years.
Not only that, but nearly half of online seniors visited Facebook or YouTube last month, making them their third and fourth most visited online destinations. The research confirmed a trend that we've seen in recent years: That more seniors are becoming active on the Web. In November of 2004, there were 11.3 million active seniors online. In November 2009, that number jumped by 55 percent to 17.5 million. In addition, they spend more time on the Web, totaling an average of 58 hours a month in front of the browser.While those numbers didn't surprise us, we were interested in data that Nielsen collected on their browsing habits. A majority of online seniors check their e-mail, print maps, play around with photos and check the weather. Experience Project. An Anonymous Community to meet New Friends w. Social sites lessen depression among seniors - Related Stories -
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Senior Citizens Not Flocking to Social Network Websites: Just 7% E-mail this page to a friend! Senior Citizens and Internet Senior Citizens Not Flocking to Social Network Websites: Just 7% Have Posted Profiles Most adults use online social networks primarily to connect with friends Jan. 22, 2009 – Just 7 out of every 100 senior citizens – Americans age 65 or older – have a profile on an online social network - well below the 35 percent of all adult internet users. The percentage of social networking adults was only 8% in 2005, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project's December 2008 tracking survey.
While media coverage and policy attention focus heavily on how children and young adults use social network sites, adults still make up the bulk of the users of these websites. Still, younger online adults are much more likely than their older counterparts to use social networks, with 75% of adults 18-24 using these networks, compared to just 7% of adults 65 and older. Senior Living - Older Adult Lifestyle Advice & Information. The Online Community for BOOMers. Social Networking for Senior Citizens? 50 Best Social Networks for Seniors. One of the fastest growing demographics for social networks, seniors have discovered the joy of connecting with others online.
Unlike the groups on some of the younger social sites, the sites for older users tend to be less superficial and have a more grounded community. If you are looking for a place to connect with other seniors, then take a look at this list that provides social networks with a focus on sharing life experience, looking for romance, or connecting with others who share a specific interest like travel or Scrabble. Social Networks for Mature Users If MySpace and Facebook seem too young for you, then no worries. These social networking sites are all designed for communities with more life experience to share. eons. Love in Your Later Years: 100 Sex and Dating Tips for Seniors. Dating among the senior set is becoming more popular thanks to online dating sites for retirees and a more liberal acceptance of senior sexuality.
Seniors may have a lot of experience under their belts, but they’re also up for new adventures and relationships. This list of 100 sex and dating tips is just for seniors, from the casual dating crowd to grandmas looking for love. Getting Back in the Game Dating again after a divorce, death or just a long slump can be overwhelming. There are new rules to the game, but that doesn’t mean you have to be left out. No excuses: Don’t cheat yourself of love in your later years by telling yourself that you’re too old or too out-of-date to have a good time. Going Online The Internet is a place many modern singles turn to find dates, including seniors. Dating in the 21st Century Learn all about modern dating rules and etiquette here. What’s a Modern Girl to Do? Places to Meet At a loss for where to scope out your next date? Date Ideas Romantic Getaway Ideas.