The search for tech savvy seniors
Dianne Casley-Smith, 67
Sandstone Point, QLD
A grandmother of 11 and a great grandmother of seven, from Sandstone Point, Queensland, Dianne’s technology philosophy is to “never be afraid of breaking it, everything done on the computer is redeemable so just have a go.”
A real estate fanatic, online shopping queen, and avid digital photographer, Dianne organises her daily life through her laptop diary, is always plugged into her iPod and uses her phone camera to record her morning bike ride.
Dianne believes technology gives seniors a broader perspective of like than could ever be experiences in one lifetime and enables seniors to think outside the square of their own upbringing.
To keep in touch with her extended family, Dianne is a big believer in ‘Facebooking’ and videoconferencing, especially to keep in touch with the younger generations in her family.
After recently entering the blogosphere, Dianne enjoys improving upon her photography skills so she can better capture the beautiful Queensland scenery she lives in as well as her many family events.
Dianne encourages seniors her own age to be using technology as it connects them to the rest of the world at a time in their life when mobility is difficult to maintain.
“Using technology stimulates our brains to think outside our normal parameters to engage in current forms of communication and is a source of exploring the world without ever leaving the house.”
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