The population over 60 is growing more and more in Brazil. According to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), there are about 23.5 million Brazilians in old age. In addition, the organization estimates that, in 2026, the country should occupy the 6th position in the ranking of countries with more elderly people.
This scenario brings new challenges for Brazil, since our age pyramid is being inverted – that is, there are more and more young people and adults and older people. However, technological development can be an important ally in this social transformation, taking into account that the digital universe is increasingly thinking about this audience.
One arm of this market that is taking advantage of this scenario is applications. In recent years, several options have emerged for the elderly population to digitally integrate both in a social and practical way. Now, on cell phones, it is impossible to do physical activity, exercise the brain and schedule necessary reminders.
Below, we selected 11 specific apps for the older population that are worth having on your smartphone. Check out!
Flirting apps are on the rise and, in addition to the already known Tinder, there are specific apps for people over 60 years old, like Be2. There, you can adjust your preferences, such as distance and desired age. But remember to make appointments in public places and send information to someone you trust. The app is available on iOS, but Tinder you can find on Android too.
Have you ever imagined controlling the systolic, diastolic, weight and pulse data in the palm of your hand? At BP Watch, you can do all of that and still schedule personalized recommendations and reminders. The app, which is free, is available for Android and iOS.
This app aims to help the elderly to remember to take their medication at the right time and in the right quantity, displaying reminders and reading the bar code of each medication to present its description. It’s free for Android and iOS.
With older age, it is even more important to exercise the brain, isn’t it? Thinking about it, CodyCross can be an important ally. In the application, the user needs to discover the answers to advance in the phases, also serving as a game of general knowledge. It is available for free for Android and iOS.
The keys and small print of mobile devices can be a block in the insertion of elderly people in the digital universe. For this reason, CPqP Alcance was created to break this barrier. It facilitates the visualization of the commands, increasing the letters and changing the colors. If you don’t like the user, just uninstall the app. It’s free for Android and iOS.
A good way to keep your brain active is to learn new languages. And Duolingo is specific to this, as it offers several languages and a very easy way of learning. Available free for Android and iOS.
Easy Idoso has a catalog of physical activities for the elderly population. In addition, it also presents and suggests health establishments, nursing homes, senior citizens’ associations, beauty centers and entertainment activities. It is available for free for Android and iOS.
This app brings a number of emergency options, not only for people over 60, but also for people who are deaf or with other types of disabilities. He is indicated so that they can ask for help in case of need, contacting firefighters, police and ambulance. It is available free for Android.
Some older people are not so easy to handle technological products, so they may need help. IDosos offers this “little push”, promoting interactive tutorials that explain the basic functions of a smartphone. There is also audio narration with step by step. Available free for Android.
Who never forgot a password that throws the first stone. No matter what age, decorating them can be quite a challenge. That’s why LastPass has emerged as a way to organize all your passwords in one place. Access is encrypted and only the user can enter, so security is certain. Available for Android and iOS.
The Rádio Saudade app is great for those who want to remember the songs that were successful in the 50s, 60s and 70s. It is available for Android.