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Seniors and the Internet

A new Pew study shows that for the first time, over half of Americans over 65 are online. The report goes on to say that, “34% of internet users age 65 and older use social networking sites such as Facebook.”


This information is not surprising to the staff here at Veranda. We’ve seen an increase in our internet and computer classes over the past few years, and our activity director has helped more than one resident get started on Facebook. While we still have residents using typewriters, the vast majority of them now use personal computers and Ipads for correspondence, and many are using Kindles or Nooks for their reading pleasure. Having all of these technology-savvy residents has an added bonus, they let us know immediately if they “like” our Facebook posts!


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Source: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Older-adults-and-internet-use.aspx

Seniors Stay Active with Dance

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal about seniors confirms what we’ve always known at Veranda of Pensacola – passion is ageless!


Hip-Hop Dancing is probably not the first thing you think of when you’re picturing your grandparents dancing, but recently a group of seniors traveled from New Zealand to Las Vegas for the World Hip-Hop Dancing Championship. The retirees were so inspiring they were invited to perform at the finals for the world to see!


Finding diverse and interesting activities for the seniors at Veranda of Pensacola is a top priority and our activity directors work diligently to keep everyone “hopping”!  Or hip-hopping, as the case may be.

For more information on how you can get in on all of the fun at Veranda, call 850-944-8800!