The Best Websites and Apps for Seniors

The Best Websites and Apps for Seniors

Ofcom’s recent Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes survey reports that 73% of those over-65s are now using the internet at home.

However, there are still a large number of our ageing population who do not use the internet. The Ageing Better’s State of Ageing 2022 report, over three million people aged 55 and over have never been online. You might think, well, I haven’t needed it up until now, so why do I need to start using the internet now? 

There are so many great things you can do on the internet as you mature, including: 

  • Communication – the internet is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, particularly those that live far away or that you don’t see often. 
  • Puzzles/Games – The internet is full of them! So if you love puzzles as much as we do, then the internet is a good place to get your mind going. In fact, doing puzzles and games online is a great way to stimulate your mind and increase your cognitive functionality.
  • Finance management – Online banking and shopping online are fantastic examples of how you could use the internet to help your everyday life as you age. Online ordering your weekly food shop is a really great tool, particularly if you are less mobile.

Transferring money through mobile banking and having access to real-time information on all your transactions, is a great way to manage your finances. It also helps with the prevention of scammers or hackers. 

  • Physical health – Fitbits and Step counters are another great use of the internet. They act as great motivators for encouraging you to get active and get outdoors. 

If you are new to the internet or smart devices and you would like to start using it in a positive way to enhance your everyday life, then here are some great apps and websites to help you do that. 

For video calling or staying in touch, try:

  • Zoom
  • Facetime
  • Whatsapp messenger and calls
  • Facebook & Facebook messenger

For puzzles, games or reading, try: 

For online banking/online shopping, try: 

  • Speaking to your bank about setting up mobile banking
  • Visiting your local supermarket’s website and arranging a delivery online
  • Try to create cards online and send them to your friends and family for their birthdays. You can even log all their birthdays to remind you. 
  • is a great website for buying gifts for family and friends. It has everything you could ever need. 

For physical health, try: 

  • Fit bit watch and app – track your workouts and steps.
  • Pill reminder apps – never forget to take your pills by logging into an app and receiving regular reminders. There are many apps out there that can help you do this.
  • The health app on your phone has so much information, including steps counter, walking speed and walking asymmetry. 

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