Social Media


Skilling & Capability


Limited Mobility Friendly
Indoor Friendly
Mentally Stimulating
Cheap or Free


Social media is a cheap and effective way for your Old Mate to connect with friends, family, news and the wider world. It's especially useful if your Old Mate has mobility issues, too.

The use of social media is backed up by science with studies showing that older people who use social media experience better health and wellbeing .

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and dare we say Tinder, are all good options.

Obviously, a basic level of digital literacy is needed for this activity. So, if your Old Mate is new to technology, check out our Digital Literacy activity.


  • We assume that if you found this website, then you probably know how to set your Old Mate up on social media already. However, if you need some help, below is an introduction to Facebook:


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