I am 71 and adore my iPad. I have had mine since they were first launched in the UK. I cannot believe the amount of things you can do on it.
The problem I have now is that my husband (who is 14 years younger than me) kept complaining I was always on it even in bed so I persuaded him to buy one recently explaining that it would be an asset to his work. BUT now we both lie in bed with our iPads! We have not yet got to the point where we are messaging each other.