It typically doesn’t make smart business sense to direct your customers to a competitor. Can you imagine an executive at Coca Cola saying “Hey, if you’re looking for a really tasty drink alternative why don’t you try a Pepsi?”. Fortunately, we are not a typical “business” and we don’t view any other blog or blogger as a competitor, so . . .

Each month, At Home In Darien produces a blog focused on a relevant (hopefully) senior topic. Frequent readers of our blog might remember recent entries with subjects including telehealth and telemedicine, the Fourth of July, AARP’s Senior Planet, and the fruits of fall. While we appreciate our readers’ devotion to the content that we produce and distribute, we know that there are more blogs out there that can provide helpful, practical, and potentially amusing information for Darien seniors.

Here are a few blogs to explore:

Senior Planet – covered in one of our previous blogs, but worth highlighting again. A product of AARP, this blog covers everything elderly, featuring a variety of impressive online courses and other educational programs.

The Upside to Aging – a blog for caregivers, written with a unique perspective by a woman who has been a dementia caregiver for over 10 years. The author provides tips, stress management techniques, and important news to support challenges faced by caregivers.

Geezer Guff. For Funny and Feisty Seniors – the name says it all. Created and written by a 70-something who takes “life with a grain of salt” to which he has “added a dash of pepper”, resulting in a satirical viewpoint on the aspects and nuances of senior life.

The Download – another blog created and managed by AARP, this particular one focuses on technology, privacy, and the new digital world. Hearing all of the buzz about Artificial Intelligence, or AI? The Download will give you information and advice.

The Roaming Boomers – focused on travel and provides information and details for recommended destinations, ocean and river cruises.

Blogs (like ours) exist to provide information, learning, and ideally, entertainment. However, some seniors may have difficulties finding appropriate blogs as they are typically accessed digitally. Have no fear, we are here to help with your technology information and learning needs!

Darien seniors are fortunate to have some of the best technology resources in the area. The following organizations and services are available to help seniors navigate their computers or mobile phones, and can help you get on your way to visiting some of the above blogs:

Darien Mather Center – the center offers a Computer Basics for Beginners Class, where students will learn basic computer skills such as turning on the computer, accessing and browsing the internet, and setting up and managing email. Classes are free. Call Darien Senior Programs to register, at (203) 656-7490.

Darien Library – visit the town’s impressive library for “Tech Help Tuesdays”. This weekly session is open and offers help for anyone needing help with cell phone, tablet or computer. Topics vary and can include computer basics such as surfing the internet and using email. Classes are free. The library is also available to provide more in-depth help, so call the library to sign up for Tech Help Tuesday or to schedule an appointment at (203) 669-5238.

And of course, if you are a Darien senior and need transportation to the Mather Center or library for technology help, or if you need transportation for any other reason to a destination in Darien, Stamford, Norwalk, or New Canaan, give us a call and we’ll give you a ride! Call At Home In Darien at (203) 655-2227.