The American Psychology Association published a study that found that using social media websites can help older adults become healthier. Online community spaces such as Facebook groups can connect older adults with each other based on common interests. Additionally, social media sites can improve cognitive capacity, sense of self-competence and physical and mental wellbeing.
For older adults searching for a platform for their age group, a new social media site called Teacup is set to launch this year. Teacup is a voice-first social network connecting seniors with each other and designed for easy usability among seniors.
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