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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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The Savvy Senior: Computers Designed for Seniors

A number of companies offer computers designed for seniors and ready to go right out of the box! Here are a few options to consider: Telikin: For seniors who have little or no computer experience the new Telikin “touch-screen” computer is a wonderful option. Ready to go right out of the box, this innovative computer [...]

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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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