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08

Sep
2016

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By Ron Greenwald

Tips to Use FaceTime to Stay Connected with Your Grandchildren

On 08, Sep 2016 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

It is estimated that two-thirds of Americans use a smartphone, and this trend is growing, rapidly, in the population of what we have coined the term, “true senior” -80+. (See Patti and Ron’s Senior age chart below).  Many “true seniors” and “Wow seniors”  know the benefits of using technology to stay connected and manage communication with their family. Do you have a smartphone in your pocket, so that you can talk with your children and grandchildren?

Closing the Distance Gap with Technology

A grandparent-grandchild bond is a special experience, but it can be hard to maintain these relationships if you live far away from your family. If there are many miles between you and your grandchildren, FaceTime is a great tool that can be used to stay connected.

This tool is a way to share a real-time video feed, allowing you to see your grandchildren in their home. You can talk, sing songs together, and see them moving around on camera. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can always stop for a few minutes to catch up with the family and talk about their day.

Spontaneous and Planned Conversations

These FaceTime conversations can happen spontaneously: a grandchild might call to share details about a school project or the song they are practicing on the piano. Other times, it might make sense to plan a specific time in advance, so that you have the opportunity to talk with the entire family.

Make sure that you have the right apps installed on your phone, and you understand how to use them. Preparing in advance will reduce the technology problems that might occur when you are trying to talk with your family. If you don’t know how to use FaceTime, one of your children or grandchildren can show you how to set it up and use the app. There are also many free tutorials that you can find online.

At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we know that it is important to have a comfortable home during retirement. Your family can help you choose the right location for your home, but it is also important to be sure that you have a real estate professional by your side. We offer real estate services for mature adults. Call us today for more details about the services that are offered: (844) 782-9674

Age Grouping….

Pre Senior -55 – 65

Teen Senior – 66 -79

True Senior – 80 – 89

Wow Senior – 90 – 99

Wow Squared Senior – 100+

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