May 14, 2015
The other day I sent Mormor a text asking her a question as I was making one of her ever-famous Danish recipes. Although we talk on the phone often, and I visit her at The Danish Home a few times each month, sometimes I find that simply sending her a text is a great way to quickly say hello (and get that one special Danish ingredient I need!).
Everyone is busy these days, and it’s great to know that we can all use technology to keep in touch when just a call won’t do. Texting with her the other day really got me thinking about how technological advances have impacted our lives on so many levels.
Many of Mormor’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (she has 2!) do not live close enough to visit her as much as we all want to. Thankfully she is able to use innovative technology, such as social networking sites and video telephony software apps, to keep in touch with family members much more often.
Sure, Mormor may have embraced technology more quickly than many of the 80-and-90-somethings her age, but she was willing to try it and it has really made a positive impact on her life, as well as, in her relationship with her family members. Mormor has really become that cool Grandma/Great-Grandma!
As a matter of fact, she has even started using internet radio stations, such as Spotify (coincidentally, one of the “10 world-shaping Swedish companies”), to listen to her old favorite songs from back in the day! There really is no limit to what technology can provide these days.
We all know that staying socially engaged as we age is one of the keys to longevity in life. Fortunately, The Danish Home is working hard to create innovative technology that makes it easier for their residents continue to exercise their brains and safely connect with family and friends across the country, around the world, or simply down the hall.
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