This is an informative article about how older adults are being left out of the digital world. Many of those over sixty-five have never used the internet, or even have access to it. This can lead to increased loneliness and isolation. However, the author, Jessica Fields, talks about how this can be addressed through a non-profit organization which was designed to help low-income seniors with this problem. She also goes into detail about how major tech companies could make their sites easier to use for seniors.
About six years ago my wife and I purchased an iPad for my mother. At the time she was seventy-eight and living in a retirement home near us. Although I visited and spoke to her often, she wanted to be able to communicate with my sister and her five children who lived in Colorado. My mother knew that all of her grandchildren were more likely to communicate online than over the phone. She was also fortunate as her home had a computer room, and there was assistance in training the occupants in how to use computers.