ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Social work with seniors: here are 10 starter apps for the iPad

Philip Moeller published on his blog „The Best Life“ a post on  the „10 Must-Have iPad Apps for Seniors“.  Interesting for social workers is the part where he writes about what social workers should keep in mind while working with the elderly. He quotes social worker Dan Cohen emphasising that „the key to success with the iPad is to identify apps of interest to seniors, not razzle-dazzling them with one’s favourite apps”.

Here are the 10 “starter” apps for older persons according to Moeller:

  • ABC
  • Netflix
  • NPR
  • iBooks
  • Google Earth
  • Zinio
  • The Weather Channel
  • Virtuoso
  • Epicurious
  • Pandora

For the full article go to 10 Must-Have iPad Apps for Seniors – The Best Life (


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This entry was posted on March 10, 2013 by in Apps, Older People and tagged , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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