I have been trying to get my 75 year old mom on social media.  She has resisted.  But now I can tell her that being on Facebook may help her mental health and fight depression.

Now as people get older there are unfortunately some side effects that sometimes affect them mentally.  And Facebook can help them keep friendships alive, and be more connected to the world.  Makes sense.  They could see pictures of their grand-children.  Talk with family across the country.  And overall the study found that this will make them happier.

So perhaps sitting down with an older relative and teaching them social media would be a bonding experience.  They may thank you.   And if it puts a smile on their face…even better.


~ Tim Thomas