The pandemic has caused many older Americans to become obsessive with cell phones and other technology which can connect them with friends and family.  A recent report from AARP found that Americans ages 65 and older are using smartphones and tablets more often for reading news and playing games as well as broadening their social-media use and doing more shopping online.  Another report from Nielsen found that Americans over the age of 50 are fueling growth in video-streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube.  The pandemic also forced many older Americans to learn how to make Facetime and Zoom calls to connect with friends and family, and to use streaming services to get entertainment online.


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