While seniors don’t have the same level of Internet adoption as millennials, recent studies have shown that elderly people are now more connected than ever.
As a matter of fact, more than 70% of Internet users aged 65+ now use the World Wide Web on a daily basis. Furthermore, Baby Boomers – people born between 1946 and 1964 – nowadays spend roughly 27 hours online every week.
Some senior groups that are highly educated – especially the younger ones – report owning and using multiple Internet-capable devices. Interestingly enough, a vast majority of seniors, around 75% of them, use the Internet to communicate with friends and family members.
MedAlertHelp.org created the infographic below that will help you understand the seniors’ relationship with digital technology, more specifically – their relationship with the Internet.