Most Useful Apps for Older Adults in Senior Living

What’s up? Or should we say, “what’s app?” If you haven’t heard, it’s National App Day, and here at UMC at Collingswood our residents fully embrace the simple solutions and peace of mind that apps can bring. With that being said, our associates have put together a list of the most useful apps for seniors who would like to live a more independent lifestyle.

K4Community Plus App

K4 is the app we use most often at Collingswood, and for good reason. This resident-facing app keeps seniors not only connected to what’s going on in our community, but also with their family and friends outside of UMC at Collingswood. With K4’s push notifications and live community social feed, residents won’t miss a beat! Some of K4’s other great features include resident and staff directories, activity calendars, apartment maintenance requests, easily integrated family contacts, and updated dining menus.

Dragon Anywhere

This app is ideal for seniors who aren’t the best when it comes to texting or typing, but still need to keep up with their busy schedules. Dragon Anywhere allows users to more easily use their voice to dictate a text or email. It’s more intuitive than the voice to text function that automatically comes with smartphones because the app will automatically adapt to the unique way the user speaks.

Find My Parked Car

It’s happened to everyone and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about: forgetting where you parked the car. With the Find My Parked Car app, you can simply save your parking location and then access it at a later time. All you have to do is open the app after parking, press the park button, and your location will be automatically saved! The app’s other features include alarm notifications for metered parking, ability to share parking locations with others, and viewing past parking history.

Pocket Physio

Ideal for those recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery, Pocket Physio’s intent is to enhance the user’s independence through physiotherapy exercises. The app provides videos and text instructions that help the user establish a strong, daily exercise routine. It’s great to use even in preparation before surgery, and includes sound advice on hip precautions, breathing exercises, pain management, and tips for walking with pain or crutches.

Senior Living and Learning in Collingswood, NJ

We fully understand and embrace how technology can improve the independence of our residents here at UMC at Collingswood. The apps that our residents and associates use keep everyone informed, engaged, and in-sync with what’s going on in our community. Whether it’s the announcement of a new resident moving in, a new event featuring live entertainment, or new safety guidelines, we have the technology and teaching methods in place to ensure everyone is up to date at Collingswood. Besides incorporating the latest in technology, our community also encourages seniors to keep learning through game nights, activity classes, digital museum tours, and book clubs – just to name a few of the many opportunities available.

For more information about senior learning opportunities in Camden County, New Jersey, please contact our team today. Learn about what community life is really like by visiting our website at: https://umcommunities.org/collingswood/

This blog was originally published at https://umcommunities.org/collingswood/blog/most-useful-apps-for-older-adults-in-senior-living/

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