Medicare Beneficiary Survey and White Paper: A Call for Care That’s Personal, Accessible and Social

Consider today’s older Americans as digital immigrants. This is in contrast to their adult children or grandchildren who were born digital natives. As digital immigrants, older people are adapting to a new(er) digital world, still retaining their “accent” learned in the analog world. “Today’s older folk were socialized differently from their kids, and are now in the process of learning a new language,” Marc Prensky wrote in his seminal essay, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, in 2001.