Assistive Technology for Adults

As adults age, little items can make a big difference in continuing to do what they are used to doing. These “Gizmos and Gadgets” are items, devices or even strategies that make life easier or let you keep doing what you like to do. This may include using a larger type face on the computer or phone so text can be easily read or using an automatic jar opener because of reduced grip strength.

Another name for “Gizmos and Gadgets” is Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology is any device that will improve, increase or maintain functional capabilities. This is especially important for seniors. The U.S. Administration on Aging's Guide to Assistive Technology explains that there are many different types of devices and equipment that allow aging adults to live in their homes independently for longer.

To find out more information about Gizmos and Gadgets devices or trainings, join the listserv AT4Independence by emailing Carol Page at carol.page@uscmed.sc.edu.

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