Elder Tech Skills Require Lots of Practice: 7 Recommendations

As Our Parents Age

So your older aging parent really wants to get going with a digital device? If so, please think carefully about the learning process.

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In a well-known New York City joke about Carnegie Hall, someone asks a cab driver, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Without missing a beat the answer is “Practice, practice, practice.” This joke has many incarnations and you can read about some of them at the Carnegie Hall website

  1. Practice is essential if an older elder hopes to develop digital device skills. If, as one adult child commented to me, “My dad is interested in all this technology, so he’s taking a class,” I respond positively, but I add a caveat about practicing. I’ll remind my friend that an older elder parent needs to understand that the class or the tutoring session is only the beginning. To use technology well an individual needs to…

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