6 Apps Every Senior Citizen Should Have

“There’s an app for that”. Its a term you have, no doubt, heard before. Apps being developed literally every day, and not just geared toward kids, tweens, and young adults. There are plenty of apps that are perfect for senior citizens! Ranging from useful and practical to just plain fun, we have rounded up a list of 6 apps that are perfect for any senior citizen. Why not 5? Well, we couldn’t narrow it down, they are all pretty great!

1. Medisafe

Staying on top of your medication is a real task. Luckily, there are apps like Medisafe. You just record all of your prescribed medications and the dosage schedule, and Medisafe notifies you when it is time to take your medicine. It also has other helpful features like knowing your medication’s shape and color, so there is no guesswork involved.  For tips on storing and taking your medication, read our medication management tip blog!

2. The Tile App

We all misplace things. Unfortunately, as we get older, we get more and forgetful. If you have a tendency to lose your keys, wallet, remote control, or similar objects, this app is for you. With Tile, you can keep track of almost anything. It is a small square that you hook onto whatever you want to keep track of. Then, locate the lost or misplaced item with your phone using the Tile app!

3. Lumosity

This app is perfect for seniors who want to exercise their cognitive abilities; it’s basically a gym for your brain. Hey, your brain needs to work out too! The app includes daily training sessions and games designed to enhance attention, problem-solving, and memory.

4. Pandora

Listen to music that you love! With Pandora, you can listen to literally any genre, artist, or song. You can also create a custom station by selecting an artist that you like, and Pandora will play songs that align with your selection/taste. And, all stations can be fine-tuned to your liking. Feeling nostalgic? Try the Golden Oldies station, it’s a good one!

5. Magnifying Glass With Flashlight

If you have ever struggled to read the tiny print on a cereal box, ad, or medication bottle, this app is for you. For times like this, and countless other possibilities, a digital magnifying glass will be right at your fingertips with a magnifying glass with a flashlight app. Are you an Android user? Download the Magnifying Glass Flashlight. For iphone users, here is the Magnifying Glass With Light app.

6. Skype / Facebook Messenger

Video chat is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends. FaceTime is great, however, it is exclusive to Apple products, so it can not be used to call anybody using an Android device. Skype and Facebook Messenger can be used on both Apple and Android devices, making it easy to video chat with anyone, anywhere, for free!  

That’s Not All…

This list really only scratches the surface of available apps that appeal to seniors. New apps appear every day with fresh ways to enhance daily life, connect with others, be healthier, etc. With a little bit of research, you’re bound to stumble across more apps that appeal to you.