Forgotten People getting left behind.

Forgotten People getting left behind.

A Poem by Dawn

The modern age and the gadgets of today
are leaving some seniors citizens far behind.
As this world, today is catered for the young,
professionals and Internet technology crazy freaks
of today.

But the normal senior person.
Is not normally up on all these fads and
electronic gadgets of today. Let alone
the usage of the world wide web on the internet.

Yes, some can go to a local Library if they
are still open in your area. Yes, a Library.

As so many are actually getting closed down
due to saving cost by local Governments here
in Uk.

To learn how to use the internet in general.
And the very basics at that, they teach.
But a lot of pensioners are
just not techno-savvy.

Some family members teach their parents
how to use the internet and mobile phones.

But others are not so lucky.
As family members might long gone be dead.
And they are left in a world of modern
advancements they just do not understand
how to use. Let alone have or could even
afford to buy in general on their pensions.

I feel for the seniors of today.
Being left behind in this hi-tech age.




© 2019 Dawn


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Not this senior citizen Dawn, i do know a few who have refused to learn and they just don't seem to be bothered about what they are missing. There are lots of free lessons out there and help.

You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink lol.

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I have to agree with this poem. I’m not even a senior citizen and I find this digital word maddening.

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49 Years Ago

This really speaks to me . Both of my parents are particularly stubborn about learning today's tech. My dad just got his first cell phone six months ago :) I really like that they don't care about the latest computer or phone , mom prefers books , dad does crafts . Are elders are precious gifts in my opinion . We all need to remember them as society advances .

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49 Years Ago

Your poem certainly rings true.

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49 Years Ago

I guess I have just enough tech savvy to get by, but that occasional glitch sends me calling on my youngest son for help. As you've stated, it's a sad case for those who don't know about pushing buttons, pin numbers and such. Part of me wants to stay in the much simpler past, but another part likes the advancement of technologies. Without modern medical science, I would have died in my forties from heart disease.

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49 Years Ago

I have a good basic knowledge Dawn. Anything fancy I refer to my grandkids. They are just so savvy. Yes I guess some are being left behind and that's isolating for them. Everything is tech nowadays. You are raising awareness with your lines. Well done.

Chris

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Suppose I am lucky I do understand most of it
But when I get the instruction that the only way to contact them I get our son the ring up on our behalf
We want a telephone number or an address > better if we have both

He lives awa from us (as far as the info we give them) and dont have a computer
No we wont be buying one at over 80 YO


Yes we have a library but say that we dont have > town is an hours journey away and we need a wheelchair
He makes it as difficult as possible


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One thing hasn't changed as I press the button on my mobile.
My horse is still at the starting line.
What a donkey. Wonder if I could stick a speed chip on him.
Okay, this is a sure winner. ''Dawn is breaking''. Get back to you.



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i think you mean "library"--but yes,
my parents experienced this...my dad would email me a lot, but if something went wrong with his internet, computer etc. my brother-in-law who works in computers would be called to the rescue.
hell, i am not tech savvy at all..i learn by experience, but still am an amateur at my age.
Some are lucky who can excel...even with lessons, i have trouble learning the technology.
j.

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Not this senior citizen Dawn, i do know a few who have refused to learn and they just don't seem to be bothered about what they are missing. There are lots of free lessons out there and help.

You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink lol.

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Added on March 15, 2019
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Tags: seniors, pensioners, hi-tech, technology, advancements, internet, mobile, Ipad, gadgets

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