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Ways To Stay Connected Virtually

Apr 24, 2020|Events & News

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Stay Connected Virtually: Tools To Bridge The Gap

Now more than ever, technology is playing a huge role in how we stay connected. As a result of the COVID-19, or novel Coronavirus pandemic, technology briged the gap for older adults to maintain relationships with family and friends.

Luckily, there are a variety of products and services available to help you stay connected with your loved ones from a distance. Rather than simply making a phone call, try one of these tools to connect with those you’re missing.

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Facebook Portal

With the power of Facebook, Portal allows you to showcase your favorite photos, post to Facebook and even listen to music. It has Messenger and WhatsApp built-in so it’s easy to send messages and video chat with all your friends and family.

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Amazon Echo Show

Powered by Amazon, the Echo Show utilizes all of Amazon’s content and tools. With the power of Alexa built into it, you can shop via Amazon and use voice commands to access play music or audiobooks. Best of all, it can utilize communication tools to video chat with anyone in your contacts.

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Other Communication Tools

Other tools like FaceTime, Zoom, Skype and even Instagram have seen an uptick in usage since social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been put in place. FaceTime is available on all Apple devices, while apps like Zoom, Skype and Instagram can be downloaded and used within minutes.

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