8 Social Media Accounts Seniors Should Follow

So, who should you follow on social media? We’ve got a few suggestions for adding fun to your feed. Whether you’re new to social media or you’re an experienced socialista, these accounts are sure to inspire, educate and entertain. 

The Accidental Icon 

A senior fashion blogger with an urban aesthetic

When 67-year-old Lyn Slater first began her fashion blog, she had no idea she would become a style icon. Her impeccable taste and unique perspective on aging have made her one of the most-followed seniors on social media. Slater says that she uses clothing to counteract the invisibility that often comes with age — an endeavour that has led her to attend Fashion Week events, model for high-end clothing brands and more.

Where to follow:

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

Good News Movement

Uplifting news curated by journalists

Fun fact: a whopping 55% of Americans get their news from social media, and as we all know, the news can feel a little overwhelming at times. But the Good News Movement is here to fill social media feeds with positive vibes. This account posts real, feel-good news stories curated by journalists, so you can get a boost in your mood every time you visit their page.

Where to follow: 

Facebook

Instagram

mindbodygreen

A resource for self-care and recipes

The mission of mindbodygreen is to make holistic wellness accessible to everyone. From healthy recipes and mindfulness practices to lifestyle and relationship advice, mindbodygreen is full of resources that can help you grow and be your best self. 

Where to follow:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

The Red Hat Society

A global society of women celebrating women

Looking for a new way to socialize online? The Red Hat Society is where it’s at. This famously fun-loving club celebrates women 55 and older with a lighthearted and whimsical approach to aging and friendship. During COVID-19, The Red Hat Society has hosted many online events to help members stay in touch and even make new friends.

Where to follow:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Juniper Fox

A rescued fox and her adorable companions

Meet Juniper, the happiest fox on social media. Juniper was rescued from a fur farm, and because she was bred in captivity, she isn’t able to live in the wild. Instead, she lives at a rescue foundation with a crew of other exotic animals who are getting a second chance at happy lives. From possums and sugar gliders to baby squirrels, this account will make your social media feed 100% more adorable. 

Where to follow:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Minimalist Baker

Healthy, simple recipes that require 10 ingredients or less

The only thing better than finding a yummy new recipe on social media is finding one that’s easy to make! All of the recipes on the Minimalist Baker have 10 ingredients or less, take no more than 30 minutes or use only one bowl. Plus, many of the Minimalist Baker’s simple and scrumptious recipes are gluten free, vegetarian or vegan. 

Where to follow:

Facebook

Pinterest

Instagram

Leslie Jordan

Senior comedian and TV star 

Fans of “Will and Grace” will recognize Leslie Jordan’s hilarious antics right away. But even if you haven’t watched the show, you can still enjoy this celebrity’s social media presence. The 65-year-old actor has been documenting his time in quarantine with a heavy dose of humor that instantly made his videos go viral

Where to follow:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Baddie Winkle

A senior influencer who’s breaking boundaries

92-year-old Baddie Winkle has been bending the rules since 1928. After becoming internet famous for her neon fashion and colorful sense of humor, the Hazard, Kentucky, native made a successful career on social media. She even created and models for her own line of cosmetics! Baddie’s feed is seriously fun and proves that seniors can do more than just learn social media — they can thrive on it.

Where to follow:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

More Ways to Stay Connected with Tech

Social media, tablets and smartphones have opened up totally new ways to stay in touch with friends and family. Check out these New Ways We’re Staying Connected for tips on socializing from the comfort of your own home!

Oh, and don’t forget to follow Brookdale Senior Living on your favorite platform. You can find us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest. See you there! 

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