Facebook and Tweets for the young at heart

One of Home Instead Senior Care’s elderly clients is proving that Facebook is not just for the young; it’s also for the young at heart. Mr Ken Last has been using Facebook for over a year now and despite being 79, is fast becoming a social media fan.

Ken, who lives in Wistaston, Crewe uses Facebook regularly, he is a keen photographer and has won many photography competitions and has used it to share his photos. He also uses email which he has found really useful and often uses it to contact the Home Instead team.

Ken commented, “I had heard a lot about Facebook and so decided to give it a go. I now use Facebook and send emails quite a lot. I think it is an excellent way to communicate with other people and I would encourage other older people to give it a go. We are fast approaching winter and we can’t always get out as much as we used to, so being able to send emails, messages and tweets can mean that you never feel lonely.”
 
Owner of Home Instead in Crewe, Dawn Sime commented, “The internet has become a fantastic way for elderly people to keep in touch with friends, family and of course to arrange appointments and all manner of things without having to leave their home, and Ken is proof that it doesn’t matter how old you are!

She continued, “Here at Home Instead we want to encourage the older community to get on Facebook and social media such as Twitter. We are on Twitter and we will be tweeting useful information, so give it a go we want as many people as possible to follow us on Twitter @hisccrewe. For every 1,000 followers we have, we will give a donation to a local charity – so get Tweeting it’s good fun and it’s informative”

Home Instead Senior Care provides tailored at-home care for the elderly in the local community. Their service includes companionship, meal preparation, errands and medication reminders and ranges from one to twenty-hour hours a day.

If you would like more information about the services that Home Instead can provide, call 01270 611555 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/crewe.

Photo Caption- Sonia Foster and Mr Ken Last

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home