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6 Apps Every Senior Should Have

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 31, 2015 2:15:37 PM

 

apps-for-seniorsThanks to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the world is literally at our fingertips. These portable devices are often easier to use than desktop computers. Smartphones and tablets work with a simple touch of a finger and can be loaded with very helpful applications (or apps). There is literally an app out there for everything; from games to travel guides to cooking to weather, the possibilities are endless when it comes to portable devices.

Here are six apps that mature adults should try out:

1. WeatherBug

Tired of wasting time waiting for the news broadcast or Weather Channel to show you the upcoming forecast? The WeatherBug app allows you to get up-to-date forecasts and alerts at any time with a simple touch of a finger.

2. EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry

This app makes finding healthier and exciting new recipes fun. You can search by meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.) or simply enter the ingredients that you have on hand. Either way, the EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry app will give you great recipe ideas!

3. Map My Walk

The Map My Walk app uses GPS technology and does just as the title says: maps your walk. This allows you to keep a record of your exercise routine and keeps you motivated as it registers your progress. Map My Walk not only keeps track of your daily walks, but also shows you how many calories you burned as well as what kind of pace your were walking at.

4. OnTimeRx

This app is perfect replacement for day-of-the-week pill containers, as it is there to remind you when to take your medication. All you have to do is enter the medication information and the schedule and OnTimeRx will alert you when it is time to take them.

5. Lumosity

The Lumosity app is a great way to keep your brain healthy and sharp. It provides thinking exercises in the form of games that allows you to challenge your brain, which may help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

6. ZocDoc

You probably already have a preferred primary care physician, but there are times when you need to be seen immediately. To get a list of a doctor who can see you the same day, all you have to do with the ZocDoc app is enter your symptoms, insurance and location. This could be especially handy for those who travel a lot.

These are just some of the apps out there that can help making your life easier as you age. Feel free to look around on the app stores to find even more interesting and fun programs that you can utilize in everyday life.

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