The changes and technological advancements you've seen in your lifetime are amazing when you really think about them. Tech gadgets you never would have dreamed of a few decades ago exist in almost every home these days. Technology isn't just something for the younger generation. It can make your life as an older adult easier, safer and more enriching.
At The Village at Providence Point—A National Lutheran Community, we encourage future residents to "Dream, Explore, Discover." So check out these new tech gadgets and the exciting possibilities and tech benefits they offer older adults.
Designed just for older adults, the GrandPad is a secure, simple tablet with a user-friendly interface. You don't have to be a tech guru to operate this tablet. Simple navigation lets you operate the device seamlessly with large buttons that are easier to touch and enhanced sound to make it easier for those with hearing loss. The many accessibility features make it usable for people with arthritis, low dexterity and vision loss, so you can stay connected in a way that works for you.
The GrandPad will make the perfect addition to your Independent Living apartment or cottage home at The Village at Providence Point. It's all about keeping you connected to loved ones and comes with everything you need, including data and 24/7 customer care. Hands-free video calling is easier thanks to the angled charging cradle, and an easy-to-use stylus helps you navigate the tablet. You can also use this tablet for email, games, photos, music and other common online activities you would do with other tablets.
It's easy to forget where you put things, especially if you start to experience memory loss. The Tile tracker can help you find essential items like your keys, wallet and remotes. You simply place a Tile tracker on the items you want to keep track of easily. Then, you download the Tile app to your phone or other mobile device. If you can't find an item that has a Tile tracker on it, you hit the Find option in the app. The Tile on that item will sound, so you can follow the alert and locate your item.
At The Village at Providence Point, residents will be able to enjoy all that Annapolis has to offer. So if you lose something while you're out and about, you can use the app to see the last available location. You can also do the process in reverse if you can't find your phone. Grab one of your items that has a Tile tracker on it. When you double-press the Tile logo, your phone rings to help you hone in on its location.
You can find a variety of smart home speakers, including Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple Homepod, all of which can add convenience to your daily routine. Because they're hands-free, these devices can be especially helpful if you have limited mobility or dexterity. You can set reminders for activities like taking your medication or meeting up with a friend for a walk around the community. Smart speakers help you automate tasks around the house, such as turning off lights or playing music. You can also use it to place calls if you can't reach your phone or want to dial a loved one hands-free.
The Village at Providence Point offers exciting opportunities for Independent Living and beyond. Physical, social and cultural offerings will abound with tech gadgets fitting in perfectly with this brand-new senior living option. You can become a Charter Club Member when you make a reservation to have first choice of floor plans, upgrades and more. Call us at 443-782-3050 or schedule a tour today to see if The Village at Providence Point is going to be your next home.