The Neilsen Company has recently published a report that shows that internet use by Seniors has increased 55% in the last five years. This is an increase of over 6 million Seniors! According to this study, the top five online activities for people 65 and older were:
Personal email 88.6%
Viewed or printed maps online 68.6%
Checked weather online 60.1%
Paid/viewed bills online 51.2%
Viewed/posted photos online 50.1%
The top 5 online destinations for people 65 and older were:
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Facebook showed the biggest increase in use by older adults - it ranked 45th last year and is now ranked 3rd.
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas offers a free helpline, which provides assistance and referral information on government funded programs, non-profit agencies, and for-profit businesses that serve seniors in our county.