Pew Research has found that only 27% of seniors aged 65 and older have a smartphone and a vast majority of them describe their smartphone as “freeing”.

A smartphone can make anyone’s life a little easier. These days, a smartphone is all you need to read email, do research, make Skype™ calls, and connect with friends and family on social media. There are also a number of advantages to having a smartphone that are specific to seniors. For instance, smartphones can make up for common senior deficits, like memory problems. With the right app, you can monitor medication use, keep track of physical activity, watch your blood pressure, and even play brain games to keep your mind sharp. For people who are out-of-touch with modern technology, talk with your grandkids and discover what they can show you on a new smart phone.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/04/29/seniors-smartphones/