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Wednesday, 04 May 2011 00:00

 

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Government Officials and Private Industry Leaders to Gather at SeniorNet's May 19th Celebration on Capitol Hill

SeniorNet Launches New Initiative Called "Seniors Back to Work"



WASHINGTON, May 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leaders from IBM, Microsoft, Verizon and AT&T will join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, and other prominent non-profit retirement and aging groups for SeniorNet's official Silver Anniversary celebration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on May 19, 2011.

 

"We are excited to be celebrating our 25th year by adding computer training to more senior assisted living facilities and announcing our new Seniors Back to Work effort," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman and IBM Business Development Executive.

 

As part of SeniorNet's 2015 roadmap, many of its major sponsors are supporting--with the latest technology and free tuition access--a new initiative that will be explained in detail at the event. Called Seniors Back to Work, the program is a new learning module for SeniorNet's (www.seniornet.org) online webcampus designed specifically to help adults over 55 who have retired or been forced out of the workplace during the recent economic downturn. It will allow them to acquire the computer skills that are an important element in finding and landing a job in today's market.

 

The celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Room 106 where refreshments will be served. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend.

 

The speaker lineup includes prominent Native American leader Don Rodgers, Chief of the Catawba Tribe; Jack Stevens, chief of the Division for Economic Development for the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development; James Thurston, senior policy program manager for Microsoft; Albert Morales, general manager of strategy and transformation in Global Business Services for IBM Corporation; Ted Childs, founder of Ted Childs, LLC; a representative from AT&T and a keynoter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging.

 

SeniorNet has provided adults over 55 with computer skills and Internet training for 25 years in classrooms across the country. In March, the organization launched an affordable online learning center (www.webcampus.seniornet.org) with more than 300 courses that is designed for the homebound, those with limited mobility or anyone who wants to improve their computer skills from home 24/7.

 

About SeniorNet SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 8,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has almost 65 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 
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Friday, 11 February 2011 13:29

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SeniorNet Enters its 25th Year of Bringing Computers and the Internet to Older Americans

Leading Nonprofit that Has Connected Millions of Seniors Will Continue to Innovate in Helping Older Americans Bridge the Digital Divide, Announces Date for Capitol Hill Birthday Celebration

 

Herndon, Va., February 7, 2011 - SeniorNet, the world's leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults, today kicked off its 25th year of bringing the computer age to millions of Americans in their Golden Years.  SeniorNet also announced that it will officially celebrate its 25th anniversary by hosting a birthday party at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on May 19, 2011.

 

Founded in 1986, SeniorNet is a nationwide nonprofit organization with approximately 8,000 members that has taught millions of older adults to use computers and the internet, enhancing their lives and enabling them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

 

The organization plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary throughout the upcoming year by introducing a series of programs, innovations and partnerships that will continue to expand access to computers and the internet for older Americans, particular those in underserved communities and regions of the country.

 

Some of the new programs in development will showcase best in class technology aimed at improving computer access and education for older Americans, while new partnership opportunities will enable corporate sponsors to actively support SeniorNet as it commemorates this historic milestone.

 

The celebrations will culminate in a 25th birthday party at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on May 19, 2011.  SeniorNet centers around the country will join the celebration via live webcast.

 

“Today, Americans over age 50 are the fastest growing users of social media and other new communications tools,” said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman, and IBM Sales Executive.  “SeniorNet is proud to have played a role in this growing phenomenon and we will continue to blaze the trail to ensure that no American, regardless of age, is left behind the Digital Divide.  We look forward to kicking off another 25 years of progress with our Capitol Hill birthday celebration on May 19.”


About SeniorNet

SeniorNet is the nation's most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for older adults.  Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered over one million Boomers and Seniors providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet.  Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 8,000 members.  SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has almost 65 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

For more information visit www.seniornet.org

 

 
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