Seniors may have lived when technology was in its developing stages, but that does not mean they cannot catch up in their old age. Abbie Richie founded Senior Savvy to keep the elderly updated on the latest development in technology. Since 2018, Abbie Richie has helped thousands of seniors understand how to use their devices and gadgets. With her technical expertise and 15 years of experience as an educator, she teaches and empowers seniors to use tech and tech gadgets in the most convenient ways.
Senior Savvy uses video tutorials, Zoom workshops, and tech support all over the United States. Before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, Senior Savvy had its operations in Phoenix with plans to expand into five other markets in the United States. When the pandemic was at its peak, and a lockdown was announced, Abbie was about to throw in the towel. Then one of her students, a 90-year-old named Sandy, encouraged Abbie to consider taking the company’s services virtual through Zoom. Abbie was not open to the idea, especially given how new she was to operating fully online and having two school-aged children to look after. Eventually, she decided to heed the advice, and the rest is history.
Abbie Richie, known as the “Tech Guru for Seniors,” hosts “Abbie is Live” on Facebook Live every Wednesday at 11 am PT. She has been featured on Fox26 Houston and on shows like The Isiah Factor, Senior Living News, and the Will Gather Podcast. She is well-known for her passion for promoting virtual activities, especially for seniors. When the company switched to using Zoom, it was challenging as older people were not used to video interactions. Still, she learned, adapted, and developed a curriculum for them to follow. Senior Savvy also helps the adult children who want their Boomer parents and grandparents to know the basics about technology and gadgets.
Abbie’s pace and articulation have been lauded nationwide as Senior Savvy continues to gain a reputation as the number 1 learning platform for older people. Abbie Richie remains proud of what she has done with the company as she has solved one of the most difficult problems that the senior living industry has faced for years. “Millions of Americans over the age of 65 struggle with using technology, and when they do seek out support, it’s geared toward a faster speaking, super complex, and younger professional minded audience. Also, one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated, which leads to depression and increased health issues,” Abbie explains. “With our services, we can keep these baby boomers up to speed and knowledgeable about emerging technology updates and services.”
Despite the pandemic ravaging every sector of the world’s economy a year ago, Abbie Richie managed to stay above the waters. This is due to her unwavering commitment to giving back to the community, thanks to the value instilled in her by her grandparents. Abbie’s desire to see older people connected to their family and friends keeps fueling her drive. Her five-year goal is to run a weekly tech show for the older audience to show them the basics of technology. She also wants to establish a presence in additional cities across the United States.
Learn more about Senior Savvy on the official website.