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10 WebsiteCompass 8 Benefits of Social Media for Seniors Enhance your social life, improve your health, and boost your fun 1. Socializing with friends If working and raising a family left you little time for reconnecting with old friends, you may have more of an opportunity now. Getting in touch with people from past jobs, schools, clubs, or churches can enable you to rekindle those relationships, and sites like Facebook provide a great way to find people and make those initial contacts. You can also use social media to find new friends who share your interests. 2. Keeping in touch with family If you live far from family, social media provides several ways to stay connected. Posting and viewing photos and videos enable you to stay up to date on your kids’ and grandkids’ activities and let them know about yours. Messaging allows you to send anything from a quick “I love you” to links with funny videos or good information. Many social media sites—including Facebook, If you’re a senior and don’t think of yourself as a social media user, you may want to think again. While it might be a little awkward to learn at first, social media can augment your real-life relationships and interests and lead to an overall improvement in your feeling of well-being. Take a look at this list to see the key benefits of participating in social media. Social Media Basics