Communication and Information

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! — that’s what the town crier used to shout before he would share important news with the community. Luckily for us, today we have a choice if we want to hear someone shout the news to us (wink wink).
Information today is delivered in ways few could have imagined a decade ago — and many still don’t know how to use it. Age-friendly communities recognize that not everyone has a smartphone or Internet access and that information needs to be disseminated through a variety of means.

How Can You Become Age-Friendly Today?

  • Ask an older adult if they need any help with their technology ... if they do, teach them
  • Share with them the Age-Friendly Sarasota Newsletter
  • Communicate in person with your neighbors about current news
  • Offer to share your newspaper
  • Get a perspective from someone outside your generation ... you might be surprised at how much you have in common
  • Engage in conversation with an older adult … don’t assume they get information via social media
  • Help an older adult set up a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account
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