computers, internet and social networking
Includes PC simplification software, personal computers for seniors, home routers, web conferencing, Skype-related, social networking, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:24
A 16-year-old helps older clients with technology.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:33
A study teaching older people how to use programs like Facebook has found social media can help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness among seniors.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:58
Though lots of communities offer computer classes for older adults, the response has been mostly local and small-scale.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 06:39
Many older adults still do not have affordable, high-speed connectivity at home.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:39
Getting online, a priority for low-income children; but low-income seniors are being left behind.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 09:45
It’s a puzzlement – finding the organizations trying to get older adults online. Last June I wrote a post about getting older adults online – in particular, the age range from 75 and beyond – only 34% of those folks were online at that time. Yet so many organizations offer online assistance in coping with a variety of concerns of older adults, whether it is taxpayer assistance, help with online banking, obtaining coupons for grocery savings, even a Geek Squad coupon from AARP -- and it is, naturally, available online! -- to help with problems that older adults might have using computers. Duh. And a new campaign, Everyone On, has produced Connect2Compete, a public-private partnership that has been launched to help low-income individuals cross the digital divide – but only if they have a child on the ‘federal free and reduced-cost lunch programs.' >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:57
A study found that being isolated from family and friends linked to a 26% higher death risk over seven years.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:46
Aging in Chicago – a confluence of committed professionals. Another year older, and again, Aging in America is over. Large non-profits, social services staffs, senior center leaders, nurses, senior housing execs, health insurance companies, councils on aging -- not to mention a gaggle of consultants and experts -- were there. More than 700 sessions were listed, visions for a better aging life were communicated, networking was had, training was held and CEUs were obtained. All of these laudable folk are in professions that are committed to helping older adults – in fact, many of them were clearly older adults themselves – people who serve, but may also need services. We heard visions of retirement reinvented to last 30 more years and new research identifying criteria for evaluating a city’s livability for older adults. And much more, a lot of it CEU-eligible. But did attendees learn anything new? >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 09:33
New Philips Infographic about healthy aging.