Smartphone Safety for Independent Living.

Smartphones are fun and convenient, but if a few safety measures are ignored, this same device can become the makings of a nightmare filled with trouble and heartache. Use these helpful tips to stay safe when using your smartphone.

Be Careful When Using Public Wi-Fi – It’s a great idea to use the free public Wi-Fi to avoid data charges. However, it is a smart idea to carefully consider what you do when using that public Wi-Fi. Avoid accessing secure sites like banking apps. Scammers may be able to gain entry to your account information when you are on public Wi-Fi.

Don’t Fall for Phishing Scams – We know that you’d like to trust the messages you receive on your smartphones, but remember, an unsolicited email or download received on your phone is just as suspect as one you receive on your desktop or laptop. Never give out personal information via email or text message, and don’t download anything from sources you don’t absolutely trust.

Password Protect Your Phone: ​If the phone is lost or stolen, a thief can access the contact list, your personal account data and any identifying information quickly. Setting up password protection or finger recognition is the safe thing to do.

At the Terrace Place our residents enjoy our secure Wi-Fi and the benefits of technology. After all, email, online photo-sharing, and browsing the internet are all part of keeping up with loved ones and with the world.

Independent Living Pittsburgh – Pet Friendly Senior Living Near Me.

Here at the Terrace Place, you can live the life you want to with your beloved pet! Did you know that more than half of adults ages 50 to 80 have a pet? So why not bring them to an amazing new home!

The Terrace Place encourages you to bring your pets with you! What other Independent living facilities will let you do that? There are trails outside of Terrace Place at Vincentian where you and your pets can go for beautiful walks.

What are the benefits of having a pet in independent living?

There are many ways pets can have a positive impact on the lives of adults.

Less Stress: Physically touching a pet (such as petting a dog or cat) often brings a sense of calm and may help to alleviate stress.

More Active: Older adults living in a community setting (such as independent living) who own a dog walked an additional 22 minutes per day more than those without.

Having a Routine: Tending a pet provides the routine which daily life can be structured. Routines in daily living can help our residents stay consistent not just with pets but with life as a whole.

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