3 New Things for the Over Fifty’s to learn in 2016
Posted on: 14 July 2017 by Tom Bernardo
For the over 50’s, there are plenty of things to do and learn in 2016 that weren’t around when you were younger.
For the over 50’s, there are plenty of things to do and learn in 2016 that weren’t around when you were younger. This can seem pretty daunting – with so many new things that the younger generation – and probably your grandchildren – are all pretty familiar with and see as a normal part of everyday life, it’s hard to know which ones are useful for you to learn. Not only that, but for the over 50’s, it can be important to make sure that you don’t feel like you’re being left behind. So, with that in mind, here are five things that you can learn this year that won’t be too difficult to pick up once you’ve got the hang of it.
Poker is a vast and exciting world that’s going to give you plenty of great ways to pass your time. If you’ve never played poker before, it may seem daunting, especially if you are planning on playing it live. However, there are a number of apps and websites available that will help you to hone your skills online. There are a number of different types of Poker, such as Hold’em and Omaha 8, so it’s a good idea to browse through some of these and choose the one that suits you best. To get an idea of how it works, check out this site.
Using a Smartphone or Tablet
For some people over 50, the idea of using a smartphone or a tablet is one that’s met with dread. If you’ve never had a smartphone before and feel like you’re missing out on all of the amazing things that you’ve heard they can do, 2016 is definitely the year that you should take the plunge and invest in one for yourself. When choosing a new smartphone, you’ll be glad to hear that there are many simple, affordable ones which don’t take a lot of time to learn – for example an iPhone 4 or 5c. Opt for a smartphone that’s pretty popular, as there’ll be more information for you to use in order to help you learn how to get the hang of using it.
Social media is becoming more and more popular, with millions of people each year signing up to social networking sites such as Facebook. For the over 50’s, social media can be a great new thing to learn as it can help to keep you connected with the people that are important to you in your life, as you can follow your family and stay updated with what they’re up to. Not only that, but social media has time and time again been successful in reconnecting old friends who’ve lost touch over the years, making it a great new thing to learn for people who’re hoping to reconnect with friends from school or old workplaces.
With so many new things to learn for the over 50’s, you’ll never be short of something new and exciting to do.
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