It is easier than ever to keep connected as you grow older.
All it takes is a smartphone and they are easier to use and cheaper than ever.
But most people who have one also have no idea of all they can do.
For example, in a crowded restaurant with a TV which you cannot hear, they can pipe that sound direct to your smartphone.
To call them phones at all though is to miss the point. They are a whole lot more than phones. They are what you want them to be.
For example, they can be a radio. All it takes is an app to make them into one.
They can then access nearly any radio station or program.
Or they can be your News TV station such as CBS News live.
Or they can just play music of your choice.
They can get completely up to date weather info instantly.
They can direct you there just by asking for directions to a specific place. When you ask they will phone or take you to the website. They will order lunch.
They will find a book and get it to you in any form from anywhere, on your phone or in your hands.
They will let you shop for anything else.
And if you do not know where to go to get them to do something you can have them find out for you.
The sky is the limit.