As we all navigate these new times, we’ve faced unprecedented challenges. For the most part, I’ve been carrying out my broker responsibilities from home and have had to adapt to working through technology to communicate on a daily basis. I thought the information below might help you stay connected in this isolated climate.
By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau
One of the most challenging aspects of the stay-at-home orders during this pandemic has been the isolation and separation from family and friends.
Perhaps no group has experienced these feelings of isolation more acutely than seniors.
It’s made worse when seniors’ access to and ability to operate technology is limited.
Though jumping on a Zoom (the free video conferencing platform) meeting is a cinch for younger people, it can be an enormous challenge for some seniors.
There’s help for seniors who want to learn to better understand and use Zoom.
Planet Seniors offers a written step-by-step guide in English, Spanish, and Chinese, that you can use to walk the senior in your life through the set-up.
This video provides simple, easy-to-understand directions
Visit the Zoom help center for details about getting started with and navigating Zoom.