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Dear Savvy Senior: Can you recommend some good technology classes or online learning resources for inexperienced seniors? I have a computer and a smartphone, but my knowledge and skills are pretty limited. — Tech-Challenged Senior Dear Senior: There are many different technology teaching tools available to older adults that can help you learn new tech …

Foster grandparents provide critical support to young people in their communities. These volunteers can provide stability and care to children who have been neglected or abused, help with literacy efforts and one-on-one tutoring, lend an ear to adolescents and new parents, and help with care for children who have disabilities and premature infants. The South …

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — If you have a family member living in a senior community then you probably know how important technology has been to them during the pandemic. Video calls alone have helped seniors fight the feeling of isolation when COVID-19 ravaged many senior communities. Now, the CEO of a Raleigh company says those …

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – If you’re someone who is routinely misplacing or losing things like your keys, phone, wallet or even the TV remote, we’ve got good news: There’s technology available that can help. Here are some top options to consider depending on how tech savvy you are. Bluetooth Trackers If you use a smartphone …

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – St. Louis County distributed 1,500 tablets Sunday to older residents who have limited access to technology, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said. The distribution was held at the main St. Louis County Library on Lindbergh near Plaza Frontenac. The county used CARES Act money to purchase 1,500 GrandPad tablets. …

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – Something as simple as taking a bus ride hasn’t been an option for Wissota Place Senior Living residents until Wednesday. Weeks after receiving their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, 12 residents took a bus tour around Chippewa Falls through downtown and Irvine Park. “I got freedom again,” said Jan Snider, one …

The pandemic has forced a group of seniors on Chicago’s Far South Side to adapt to changing times, embracing new technology to stay connected with family, friends, and social services. Penelope Wellington gets together with her friends every Wednesday through Zoom for about an hour to play bingo. “The bingo is just beautiful, oh my …

‘HealthWise’ is providing free weekly virtual training for older adults who need help with using technology. NORFOLK, Va. — Many older adults have been suffering from the new virtual lifestyle brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and some local groups are working to fix that. Groups such as the Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Primeplus …

In the first blog post about digital seniors, I explained that many seniors have had major challenges in life, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, more seniors are increasingly using internet services, and as a result, many of them have experienced a better quality of life. But there are other forms of technology that would …

Technology has been vital during the pandemic to keep us connected either with family or work. More seniors are getting online than ever before, but teaching our aging parents and grandparents how to use things like Zoom and social media can be daunting. Ming Yang is a Senior Learning Expert and Founder of Orchard Info, …