Tech Savvy or Tech Addicted? Older Adults Are Stuck on Screens, Too

As families gather this summer, kids and their parents might be surprised to find how tech-obsessed the grandparents have become.

A recent report from AARP, the advocacy organization for older adults, found that the tech habits older people developed during the pandemic are enduring. Americans ages 65 and up are using smartphones and tablets more often for reading news and playing games. They’re also broadening their social-media use and doing more banking and shopping online.