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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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Tech-Savvy Boomers Must Keep Privacy, Security in Mind

The baby boomer generation has always been open to change, a characteristic that is still evident as they enter their senior years. Today’s older adults are eager to stay on pace with their younger counterparts in terms of technology, which is why many assisted livingcommunities offer internet access and classes for residents who want to keep [...]

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Love at First Click: 8 Tips for Finding Love Online

Have you considered finding love or companionship via an online dating site? Whether you are 21 or 61, if you are meeting a potential partner through an online dating site you must take safety precautions. We used to think the only way to meet Mr./Ms. Right was in college, on the job, or through family [...]

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Before Thanksgiving, make a gift to fight senior hunger

  Across the country, nearly 9 million older Americans struggle with hunger. Many must make the difficult choice between paying for food, medicine, or heat – a decision no one should have to make. AARP Foundation is working to prevent hunger among older adults – this Thanksgiving and beyond – by connecting seniors with community [...]

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Virtual Senior Center Enhances Lives of Homebound Seniors

An incredible story about how technology is helping seniors stay connected with loved ones. You might want to grab a box of tissues before watching this video! A partnership with Microsoft, IN2L (It’s Never 2 Late) and Selfhelp uses technology to create a Virtual Senior Center to help residents connect with loves ones in the [...]

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