Do people actually work in
Some do. We do. However, living in Hawaii brought
attention to the
fact that many retiring seniors who don't work and are living on their
own or in semi-assisted living arrangements feel isolated from their families - more by a matter of degree than by geographical distance. Further research revealed that this is a multi-faceted problem which affects both seniors and their families who struggle with finding the
time for their loved ones.
To try to bridge this inherent generation gap, we wanted to make an easy-to-use, easy-to-see, easy-to-carry computer for those who are without a computer and for those who have one but are intimidated by its complexities. Moreover, we wanted a communication tool that wasn't a phone.
Although many people from the "older" generation grew up computer-less, there are a good many of us who made our living over the years, in and around the computer industry. With the growing bubble of retirees, (boomers and beyond), that are coming of age, we decided to develop a product for the non-computer-jocks to stay connected with their family, friends and the world around them, yet give the pc-literate folks a lot of expansion room. So, out of that need, and with the help of a few available techno-geezers here in Hawaii, we set about to create what we think is an ideal product for its given purpose. And, so was borne the Senior Touch Pad tablet - back in the days when tablets were first created.
One of our greatest challenges was to
offer a 10" tablet at a price point that was
affordable by almost any retiree on a fixed income.
With 10" general purpose tablets still out-of-reach
price-wise for most seniors, we struggled to keep our
margins and our operating costs low. However, the
result has been an overwhelming acceptance of this
product by virtue of its overall value to the senior and
to their families. As for its intrinsic
value: caregivers and family members tell us they get
more peace-of-mind from a simple two line text message
from their parent or client every day, than a long
conversation once or twice a week.
And now, with the advent of the Senior Gamer product, seniors can also fill some of those retirement hours playing the games they have always loved. (With the great side benefit of increased cognitive retention. A win-win for sure.)
So, while this has been a great journey for those of us at Senior Touch Pad, there is a bit of complaining about not getting enough time on the golf courses.
Thanks for visiting our site.
The Geezer Guys