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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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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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