We all know that Baby Boomers and seniors have had an incredibly challenging time during this pandemic. Older generations have shown particular resilience through this time, with many not being able to see friends and family for months. All in the name of rightly protecting their health. With Government and media messaging telling seniors they are the most vulnerable group, their determination to power through this challenge has been apparent across the world.A representative group of 1,409 Baby Boomers and seniors from the USA and Canada were polled on behalf of Amica Senior Lifestyles, using Amazon’s online survey platform, Mechanical Turk. Survey responses were fielded in September and October 2020. They were asked a variety of questions relating to their lifestyle changes during and after the global pandemic. The age breakdown of our survey sample was as follows:
The source article is fairly long so I’ve provided the Table of Contents clickable links. I hope they work. Technology adaptation is tougher for the older ones. Did you know my smartphone has a CAMERA?
- 3 in 5 Baby Boomers felt no change, or less connected to their loved ones
- Video calls were used by 72% of older generations
- Older generations used a range of video calling software
- Technology habits have changed greatly
- Netflix and Disney+ help seniors to embrace nostalgia
- Seniors are getting family support with new technology
- 2 in 5 are discovering their smartphone camera
- Spirituality and mental health is now more important to seniors
- Almost half have been online shopping more
- 35% have been introduced to online banking
- Older generations have been keeping themselves busy with new hobbies
- 3 in 5 more inclined to try bucket list experiences
- Almost a third trying plant-based food due to lockdown
- Older generations are getting more active
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That pretty much sums it up for me as both a baby boomer and senior.
Simply surprising how accurate some of these surveys can be.