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Apps for Seniors

BridgingApps is excited to be expanding its audience to focus beyond children, and that now includes adults and seniors. We believe the use of technology, the ability to identify appropriate apps, combined with information and training will be a powerful tool to improve the lives of older adults. Access to information, mobile technology and apps will enable seniors to communicate, connect with the world, and ultimately improve their levels of independence.

Whether focusing on apps for accessible social media, brain training games, or ways to stay engaged and in touch with loved ones, the goal is to identify apps that can enhance the lives of seniors. BridgingApps has compiled a list of apps for seniors. Be sure to click the link at the bottom to see the full list.

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Fit Brains Trainer FREE

Fit Brains Trainer has more than 360 games and unique training sessions that are designed to enhance memory, processing speed, concentration, problem solving and visual brain skills. Fit Brains Trainer is not just another app with games to keep your mind alert, this great app has a plethora of games for the brain with visual support to increase and improve your noggin.

Click on the link below for full review:

http://staging.bridgingapps.org/app/?id=565200595[/row_column] [/table_row] [table_row] [row_column]Blood Pressure Companion App[/row_column] [row_column]

Blood Pressure Companion $.99

Blood Pressure Companion is an “at your fingertips” organizer for tracking systolic and diastolic blood pressures along with heart rate and body weight. This app centralizes all the data, calculates Mean Arterial Pressure, allows various reports to be created, and can communicate the data to health care professionals. Blood pressure data that falls within a range of concern is highlighted and coded into cautionary yellow and risky red colors.

Click on the link below for full review:

http://staging.bridgingapps.org/app/?id=453210774[/row_column] [/table_row] [table_row] [row_column]Grocery iQ App[/row_column] [row_column]

Grocery iQ FREE

Grocery iQ is an aid for independent living and individuals who struggle with memory and/or organization. Build lists from the Grocery iQ extensive product database using text, barcode, or voice search. Grocery iQ is great for elderly users because they can use it to remember and find what they are looking for in the store. Users with Parkinson’s disease can use the voice search function. And, individuals who rely on others to shop for them can create their lists and share it electronically.

Click on the link below for full review:

http://staging.bridgingapps.org/app/?id=290591617[/row_column] [/table_row] [table_row] [row_column]The Weather Channel App[/row_column] [row_column]

The Weather Channel FREE

The Weather Channel App for iPad – best local forecast, radar map, and storm tracking brings users an accurate weather forecast to help plan their day or week from their mobile device. Having access to weather conditions anywhere, anytime is extremely handy. For older adult users living independently the severe weather alerts and notifications feature is an added security.

Click on the link below for full review:

http://staging.bridgingapps.org/app/?id=364252504[/row_column] [/table_row] [table_row] [row_column]Kindle App[/row_column] [row_column]

Kindle Free

The Kindle app gives users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDF’s on their mobile device. The interface is beautiful and user friendly. This is a popular reading app due to its accessibility to over 1.5 million books and numerous features. Features of the app that appeal to older adults are visual formatting, text-to-speech, ease of use and accessibility to reading material.

Click on the link below for full review:

http://staging.bridgingapps.org/app/?id=302584613[/row_column] [/table_row] [/table_body] [/table]

See our full Apps for Seniors List.

 

Thank you to the CEA Foundation for their support.

 

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