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Podcast 209 – A Senior’s Guide To TikTok


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TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms available today. It allows you to share short form videos publicly where others can consume and comment on them. This is very similar to other platforms like Instagram and Facebook but more heavily focused on video.

This platform does have it’s drawbacks (like most social media apps) but it can also be very useful and helpful if used correctly, especially for seniors.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). A quick explanation into what TikTok is and how it is used as social media.

2). Why we decided to branch out on this topic and include it in our content lineup as we felt it falls under mental and emotional awareness for people of all ages and especially seniors.

3). How TikTok helped an 80 year old woman connect with many people during covid as she shared funny short form videos of what she would be doing if she wasn’t in lock down.

4). How TikTok has a growing library of “how to” videos that are short and simple to help anyone learn how to do common tasks like fixing things around the house to gardening and basic car maintenance.

5). The mental and emotional benefits of using TikTok and other social media platforms to connect with others whom have common interests and/or family to help stay connected.


We hope you find this episode helpful to you or someone your know who is interested in using TikTok or other social media to enrich time. There are many benefits to using TikTok, Instagram or Facebook and connecting with others who may have similar interests. It can also be used in ways to learn new skills and tasks. Social media has had it’s drawbacks but if used properly, it can contribute to a full life.

Team Meredith