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16 Helpful Apps for Seniors

Have you started your holiday shopping? Gifts should be practical and thoughtful because you want the person receiving the gift to know you spent time thinking about what to get them. If you are having a difficult time thinking of the perfect gift, then look no further. Here are 16 helpful apps (just for seniors), which will [...]

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Seniors (high school) vs. Seniors (You)

We found this wildly entertaining trivia challenge on Buzzfeed and thought you’d enjoy it just as much as we did. Meet the high school seniors… (Remember when you were their age? You thought you knew everything…) And now, meet the senior citizens… (Too legit to quit! The real deal.) Click here to find out who [...]

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4 Ways to Back up Your Photos

How many photos have you taken in your life? Hundreds? Thousands? Some are probably torn and faded, stacked in a drawer. Others may not have ever made it to paper form and are taking up important space on your camera’s memory card. The good news – you can easily free up space on your camera. [...]

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At 82, Joe D’Alexander is seniors’ guide to the digital world (Sacramento Bee)

Navigating through a crowded classroom, his voice resonates through speakers for those hard of hearing like a beacon guiding ships through the darkness. With patience and humor, Joe D’Alexander, 82, teaches basic computer skills to a silver-haired audience eager to bridge the digital divide. After the death of his wife 16 years ago, he looked for a [...]

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10 Pieces of Technology Seniors Should Embrace

By Sarah Stevensen, aplaceformom.com  Forget learning how to program the VCR—the technology seniors have their eyes on today includes mobile gadgets, wireless connectivity and digital devices. Is Grandma going gadget-crazy? Not quite yet. Yes, the number of older adults using the internet and related tech devices is increasing, with over half of seniors using the [...]

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SeniorNet helps over-50 adults learn tech (Newsday)

By ERIN GEISMAR, Special to Newsday Reboot Camp In a small, boxy classroom, 13 students split up into two groups, each of which is huddled around a laptop at opposite ends of the space in Huntington. Instructor Jeri Usbay, who was teaching a class on using the social networking site Facebook, asked for their patience as [...]

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VIDEO: SeniorNet teaches computer skills to seniors

“SeniorNet offers a broad curriculum with courses serving absolute beginners, sophisticated users, and everyone in between.” – Michael Fairchild. Are you interested in learning more about SeniorNet and how it enriches people’s lives every day? Click on the video below to find out what SeniorNet- Long Island is doing, and what students are saying about [...]

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4 Ways Older Adults Who Can’t Drive Can Catch a Ride

Source: AARP Bulletin Need a ride? More than 20 percent of Americans age 65 and older don’t drive, according to an analysis of the federal government’s National Household Travel Survey by AARP’s Public Policy Institute. Soon, even more people will be clamoring for rides as the country’s 78 million boomers, now ages 49 to 67, shed [...]

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SeniorNet in the News! (Northwest Arkansas Newspapers)

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Thank you Microsoft!

SeniorNet is proud to announce that we have received a very generous donation from Microsoft. This grant provides us with the long-awaited Windows 8 and Office 2013. This software is currently being distributed to your centers. Please contact your center leaders to sign up for new classes to learn about Windows 8 and Office 2013. [...]

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