The use of technology is not the exclusive preserve of young people because seniors are now showing interest in it. The reason for this is not farfetched due to the countless advantages it has. Understandably, it is not every elder who knows how to use a smartphone, oftentimes; they are put through by their children. No matter the divide you belong, there are important and helpful apps that must be present in the device of all elders. These apps will ease many of the tasks they do especially when the children are not around to assist them. Jumia travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 apps every senior must have on their devices.

EyeReader

A major difficulty that seniors face is reading. As they advance in age, vision changes and the eyes become less effective compared to when they were young. The EyeReader App makes it possible to read despite their age. The app converts an iPhone into a glass with light that you can zoom.

Pillboxie

For seniors who are always alone at home, this is the perfect app to remind you to take your drugs. Of course, adults will always be forgiven if they forget to take their drugs. But the effect of this may be dire. It is easy to use because it allows you to effectively manage your meds.

CogniFit

Seniors are lonely today because they have few people to interact with. And they love to talk. Since no one is available and they can walk around like in the past, CogniFit app can easily fit in. The app has puzzles, trivia, number games and brainteasers that will task the brain as well as keep their mind in good shape.

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Skype

Talking to anyone in any part of the world is very essential. With Skype, seniors can make cheap and affordable calls. The video call option where they can see whoever they are talking to is also available.

BigNames

This is for elders who find it difficult to view the names and numbers in their contact list because of their failing eyes. BigNames enlarge the text for you to see clearly.

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