Growing up and raising families in the rolling sixties and swinging seventies and joining the ranks of middle-agers in the 1990’s, most mothers over the age of 80 are not too familiar with this “new” technology called the internet.
You’ve probably heard your children and grandchildren mull over the miracle that the Online World seems to offer. If you have a computer or a smartphone, you’ve also probably checked out the internet to see what it’s all about.
Well, in the guide below, you will find out the top 3 online activities everyone (including an 80 year older grand mums) should know. Read on to learn more.
First on this list is online shopping – which every woman from 8 to 80 and beyond loves to do. Essentially, online shopping will allow you to buy services and goods for yourself and your loved ones without ever having to leave your comfort zone.
But for elderly ladies, where mobility is usually a big issue, online shopping will prove useful if you don’t want to go through the gruelling process of shopping in a crowded store.
Armed with a web browser and your newfound internet skills, you can buy online from many stores such as Amazon and Etsy), find the right products/services, place an order, input the shipping information, and pay up.
After that, all you have to do is sit back and wait for the retailer to send what you bought over to the location you added. For instance, if she purchased a pair of slippers, they will be delivered straight to her doorstep.
Otherwise referred to as virtual banking, e-banking, internet banking will allow you to conduct a wide variety of financial transactions over the web. You will need to go to your bank’s (or financial institution’s) official website, check into the banking system, and start transacting right away.
Although you’ll need some time to adjust to this new world, you will soon realize how simple it all is.
Here’s what you should do to go the right way:
· Register with your bank for the online banking.
· Set a secret password and any other personal credentials so that the system verifies your identity when you sign in (Never divulge this information unless you want to see your money gone)
· Start transactions; sending money, receiving money, paying bills, and more!
Though most banks give priority to elderly clients when they visit their physical branches, doing your banking from your living room is infinitely easier.
Lastly, you should open up an online mailing address – because few people send letters and postcards these days. Some popular webmail providers include Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail.com (outlook.com), and AOL Mail – among others.
The main advantage with your new webmail is that you will be able to send/receive email communications from anywhere in the world.
So, there you have it – 3 online activities mums over 80 soon must how to do. If you are a lady over 80, the earlier you learn the easier it will be for you to navigate through this new world that is besmirched and controlled by the internet. With time, you will be glad you’d mastered the online world!
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