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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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Seniors train in new technology

  COURSE FOR SENIORS: Paul Woodward introduces his students to the SeniorNet website in a lesson on accessing the Internet. (Photo Credit: The Sentinel-Record)  For more than 25 years, Hot Springs SeniorNet has provided older adults with computer and technology training courses to enhance their lives and introduce them to a world of information online. [...]

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New App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

For the millions of Americans with vision loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work, at school, or at home, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today launched the AccessNote™, a specialized notetaker for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. “Apple products have earned high points from us for their [...]

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AARP’s 2013 Almanac, a free E-book

Be in-the-know in 2013: Get AARP’s 2013 Almanac! A free E-book with facts, figures and forecasts for the year. AARP’s inaugural Almanac is packed with facts, figures and forecasts relevant to people 50+. With dozens of categories, this treasure trove features— a look ahead at the key issues and happenings expected in 2013 a look back at [...]

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SeniorNet needs your help: A letter from the Chairman

As SeniorNet reaches the end of our 26th year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past years. It is only with help from people like you that SeniorNet has been able to fulfill our mission (enhancing the lives of older adults and those with a need of computer training and technology [...]

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Best Resources for Senior Discounts

Jim T. Miller of SavvySenior.org is full of great tips and advice for seniors. Recently, he wrote an article in the Huffington Post about how to find discounts if you’re 50 or older. Here are a few highlights we thought SMSS (Social Media Scoop for Seniors) readers might like! One of the great perks of [...]

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