American Senior Citizens Are Adopting Social Media
It’s no secret that over 90% of young Americans between the ages of 18-30 are on social media, senior citizens are now adopting to online networks in larger numbers. Since 2010, the number of senior citizens on social media (65+ years old) has climbed steadily from 11% to 35% as of 2015.Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Communication and ministry opportunities abound through social media, and the increasing number of adults 65 and older on social media will prompt churches to make some key adjustments.
- How to communicate more effectively? As over one in three adults who are 65 and older begin to use social media regularly, churches now have a growing avenue for communication, but will they need to adapt some of their methods for older generations, such as using larger font sizes?
- New ministry opportunities: With the blessings of social media come challenges such as increased struggles with loneliness, distraction, and even depression in some extreme cases.
- New leadership opportunities for young leaders: Young leaders in the church have opportunities to help their older peers adapt to networking and communicating via social media.