Use and Benefits of Social Media for Seniors
Facebook gives people the opportunity to connect with others from the comfort of their homes. People can feel a part of family and friend’s life events even though they’re far away. A recent study by Dr. Sheila Cotton, a sociologist and associate professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, showed regular internet use was associated with a 30 percent decrease in symptoms of depression.
Debbie Bolduc, marketing consultant and owner of BizBuzz Marketing Partners, will present a program on the social media site Facebook at Taylor Community’s Woodside Building, Friday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Bolduc hopes by educating seniors she can help them stay connected in a new way and keep their minds active. “Studies have shown a link between lack of social interaction and Alzheimer’s, so we now know more than ever how important it is to stay connected to family and friends,” she said.
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