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: 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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[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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Video Contest Just for Seniors

Cyber-Seniors Inc. and Cyber-Seniors Documentary Inc. (Cyber-Seniors) are sponsoring a video contest (“Contest”) with selected entries hosted on the Cyber-Seniors Corner Youtube channel. Cyber-Seniors is a Documentary Film that has been following the journey of several senior citizens as they uncover the magic of the Internet (The release date for the Film is expected to be in early [...]

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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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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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Social Media Guidelines for Seniors

via Senior Care Corner Here are some guidelines we feel are important for seniors to consider when using social media. “Consider” is the key word here, as we realize individual situations are often different. Those familiar with social networks and the web may be safe with fewer guidelines while newcomers, especially those of a very [...]

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11 Reasons Why Seniors Should Care About Social Media

Senior citizens are the fastest growing demographic on Facebook, and this doesn’t surprise me. Though I’m not a senior, I personally use social media tools for business, but also to keep up with past and present friends as well as my family. For seniors, using Facebook, has enabled them to get in touch with long [...]

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Elderly Couple Become Viral Video Sensations – Webcam 101 for Seniors

An elderly couple from Oregon became viral video sensations after their granddaughter posted footage of the two struggling to learn how to use a webcam. The sweet, loving couple, Bruce and Esther Huffman, had no idea the webcam was on and recording. So for three minutes, they made silly faces at the camera while trying [...]

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