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The New Facebook User: Senior Citizens [Infographic]

Are seniors becoming the new power user on Facebook? The landscape of Facebook is constantly changing and few are aware that people over 65 are taking classes about Facebook and using it as a social outlet and gaming source more and more everyday. SeniorNet was among the first to foresee this growing trend, which is why [...]

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How to Stop Junk Mail and Prevent Mail Fraud

Millions of seniors get bombarded with unwanted junk mail these days, including mail fraud schemes that you need to be particularly leery of. Here’s how you can stop junk mail and prevent mail fraud. Senior Alert While junk mail comes in many different forms – credit card applications, sweepstakes entries, magazine offers, coupon mailers, donation [...]

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The Savvy Senior: Simplified Computer Software for Seniors

Q: Do you know of any computer software that’s designed for seniors that I can download on an old computer that I have? I would like to set my grandmother up with a senior-friendly system for email and Internet access, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money. A: There are actually a [...]

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10 Popular Education Trends Among Senior Citizens

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford It certainly looks like Henry Ford had it all figured out!

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[VIDEO] 86-Year-Old Gymnast at 2012 Cottbus World Cup in Germany

If you’ve been impressed with the gymnasts at the London Summer Olympics, you’ll be floored when you see this 86-year-old gymnast, Johanna Quaas! Last month, Quaas wowed the audience at the 2012 Cottbus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany. Proud recipient of 11 medals in senior gymnastic competitions, she currently practices gymnastics “just for fun.”

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Sign Up for Direct Deposit: All Federal Benefit Payments will be Electronic as of May 2013

As of May 1, 2013, the Department of the Treasury will eliminate the need for paper checks and discontinue mailing federal benefit and non-tax payments to citizens, instead, switch over to electronic payments, e.g. direct deposit. After seeking public comment on the proposed rule issued in June 2010, federal regulations were changed to generally require all federal benefits including Social Security, [...]

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Quick Guide for Buying a Laptop: What’s Right for You?

With a wide variety of products and features to choose from, buying a laptop can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, which is why it’s important to know what you will be doing on your new laptop. Do you plan on traveling with your laptop or will it act as your primary computer at home [...]

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How To: Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo

If you receive a notification from Facebook that a friend has just added/tagged a photo that you don’t like or you don’t want your friends to see (for whatever reason), you can easily untag yourself so that it does not appear on your Facebook Profile. Simply follow these instructions: 1. Login to Facebook and click on the “notifications” [...]

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Webcam

[Source: About.com, "Before You Buy a Webcam" by Lisa Johnson] Webcams are not unlike computers — there is a tremendous amount of models available, with prices ranging from the extremely affordable to the very high end. Since you don’t want to pay for features you’ll never use, it’s a good idea to nail down exactly [...]

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GrandMentor Program: Make a Positive Difference and Read a Book to a Child via Skype

SeniorNet recently partnered with GrandMentor, an intergenerational literacy program that offers senior volunteers the opportunity to read and discuss high quality children’s picture books with underserved elementary school children over Skype. This is a quintessential example of the power and influence that seniors can demonstrate in helping our youth and a great way to give [...]

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