I’m 61, and although I have a fairly eclectic taste in Web content, I’ve noticed over the years that I really enjoy reading content that particularly targets seniors. No, I’m not interested in AARP, senior dating services, or ads for discount wheel chairs. I’m interested in learning how other seniors are enjoying their lives, what they’re doing, and how they are aging well. After all, we are the Boomer generation and we are a tidal wave beginning to crest. We will impact the way EVERYONE lives as we impose on the market our need for autonomy, our lack of conformity, and our quest for independence.
Here are four enjoyable Web sites that will appeal to seniors:
http://www.nextavenue.org Next Avenue is a digital platform launched by PBS that offers original and aggregated journalism aimed at baby boomers. Next Avenue is PBS’ first venture to begin on the Internet rather than on broadcast television.
http://seniorplanet.org Senior Planet is the first tech-themed resource for people 60-plus who are living and aging with attitude.
http://www.thischairrocks.com This Chair Rocks is a blog authored by Ashton Applewhite to explore ageism: discrimination that sidelines and silences older people.
http://sixtyandme.com Sixty & Me is a community dedicated to helping women over 60 create independent, healthy and financially secure lives. Sixty and Me empowers and motivates women to find their own voice and value in a transitional time of life that offers so much new opportunity.
Now although you can try to remember to visit these sites every once in awhile, a far better way is to have their fresh content automatically delivered to you. That way you don’t have to remember anything. You can use Facebook and Google+ to push the content to you, but I have a far better way that I’ll be talking about next — Feedly.