Operators of senior living communities in San Francisco and Oakland attended the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit to speak about how technology is becoming woven into senior housing. They noted that today’s seniors are often more knowledgeable about technology than past cohorts, and more willing to continue to adopt new tech. Common apps like Netflix and Hulu are popular, although senior users often need more assistance to learn how to use new apps. On the other hand, many seniors do not like features like Siri because of privacy concerns, and want a more discrete level of safety features that do won’t make them feel monitored.
- Those who live in urban areas are conforming to new forms of technology that make city activities such as navigating transportation needs much easier.
- Technology can cause some frustration among older residents due to them needing to relearn various software models over and over.
- Executive director Michelle Moros expresses how important security is when you utilize technology in larger cities.
“Today’s residents are using more technology than residents in the past”