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Keeping up with Changing Technology


Keeping up with the newest technology isn’t easy, but eGurus can help.

If you were born into technology, you may find it easy to adapt to the new iPhones, Smart TVs and tablets emerging. But if you weren’t born into tech, it would be very difficult to use the newest devices and their many functions.

Throughout history, technology shifted over a long period of time. The invention of the automobile didn’t cause as much cultural alienation as much as modern tech has. When the automobile first emerged, people generally understood the concept. But try explaining a computer, the Internet or Facebook to your grandparents and they would be very confused. Things happened a lot quicker for millennials than any other generation, and many are struggling to keep up.

The ever evolving technological revolution has taken off, but left many people behind. Seniors struggle to adapt to technology because the change is so drastic for them. This doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to learn. Seniors are growing more and more curious as to how to work a computer and cellphone because it provides a new avenue to keep in touch with loved ones.

That’s where eGurus, winner of the national #StyleMyBiz contest, steps in. eGurus, founded by Jennifer Cairns in 2011, has a mission to help seniors stay connected by empowering them through the knowledge of technology with exceptional training, care, and integrity. eGurus Logo CMYK

Serving cities across BC, Alberta and Ontario (soon to be in Saskatchewan and Manitoba), eGurus has helped many people, from as young as 11 to as old as 107, become comfortable with tech.

eGurus helps to set-up, train, and support their customers using computers and related technology products such as smartphones, iPhones, eReaders, digital cameras, printers, scanners, and more. The best part is that seniors can learn in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

We all know someone who isn’t as tech-savvy as us. It may be your grandparents, your parents, maybe even your friends. eGurus has highly trained tutors that arrive on location, assess the training needs of customers, and recommend a personalized training plan that will help to deliver services based on the pace and learning style.

There are many ways the elderly may use technology like connecting with loved ones and like-minded individuals through the Internet. They also use it for health information and to connect with those having similar experiences to start having discussions.  

Technology is also great for seniors, especially those living in seniors homes. Technology can step in for human interaction, video chat services such as Skype, email, and social media can act as social interactions when visiting family and friends isn’t necessarily possible.

No matter what your experience has been with technology, we’re sure you know someone who isn’t as tech-savvy as you are. eGurus has the best highly trained technology tutors to teach everyone how to send an email, download an app or set up a printer.

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Anastasia graduated with a BA Honors Communications Degree and is currently pursuing her passion for writing and helping small businesses succeed.