50+ Action Plan: Technology
Technology savvy boomers are coming and they’re carrying iPods.
Fairfax County is one of the country’s preeminent high-tech centers. Researchers and marketers are developing everything from simple gadgets to complex computer systems to ease boomers into old age. A boomer turns 50 every seven seconds.
On Dec. 31, 2064, the last of these boomers will turn 100 – and many will! Their familiarity and comfort with technology will likely affect their expectations and opportunities to improve health and mobility, delay service needs, and stay connected. It will also impact what services are needed and how they are delivered.
Promote technology options by creating an information technology
template for community planners, new home builders, and
Incorporate technology and include private health monitoring as service
options in county senior housing projects.
Increase consumer knowledge about products and services designed to
increase and promote independence. Increase opportunities to learn
about these by inviting vendors to display products at county fairs,
technology fairs, and other county events.
- Increase the percentage of older adults who are comfortable with technology through training and promotion.