The advent of digital technology has profoundly transformed our daily lives, interactions, and the way we access information. This transformation is becoming increasingly relevant for the over-65 demographics. In recent years, there has been a noticeable surge in older adults not only adopting technology but mastering its nuances. This evolving trend is particularly vital for companies like Orestone, which are at the forefront of providing technology solutions aimed at fostering independent living for the elderly and vulnerable segments of society.

 Recent studies, such as those by the Centre for Ageing Better, reveal that about 47% of people over the age of 75 in the UK are now engaging with the internet. This surge in digital engagement among the elderly is a clear indication of their willingness to embrace modern technology, a trend that perhaps gained momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic underscored the necessity of digital inclusivity, particularly for older adults, to access vital services like online shopping and healthcare.

 Insights from the Stanford Center on Longevity further illuminate this trend, noting that two-thirds of adults aged 65 and above are internet users. More notably, the proportion of those aged 65+ engaging with social media rose from 7% in 2010 to an impressive 37% by 2018. These statistics underscore a shift beyond basic technological needs; older adults are actively participating in social media to maintain connections with friends and family, which plays a significant role in their emotional and social well-being. In addition, a Think with Google study highlights that 86% of online seniors, who can be classified as enthusiasts, spend upwards of six hours a day online and own an average of five devices. This group of ‘digital seniors’ represents a dynamic market segment, utilising technology for a variety of purposes ranging from financial management to health and wellness enhancement.

 Orestone’s commitment to “Keeping people living at home independently for longer” resonates deeply with these technological advancements. Specialising in custom designs and installations, Orestone adeptly meets the varied needs of the elderly, ensuring their safety and comfort while fostering their independence. Integrating modern technology into their services not only elevates the life quality of their clients but also supports their aspiration to stay active and connected in the digital era.

 Opting for a dedicated company like Orestone for technology solutions in independent living is a judicious choice. Their emphasis on tailored service, combined with a dedication to harnessing cutting-edge technological innovations, ensures that each individual’s unique needs are addressed. This approach enhances their ability to live autonomously and securely in their homes. It offers not just peace of mind to the individuals and their families but also aids in building a more inclusive, connected society where digital engagement transcends age barriers.

 For more information on how Orestone can assist in enhancing independent living through technology, feel free to reach out:

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