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USA Today: Center Helps Seniors Catch Up to Digital World

Senior Planet Exploration Center

A new center in New York focused on high-tech gadgets aims to help people 60 and older who have been left behind in a digital daze.

The Senior Planet Exploration Center, officially opening Thursday in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, offers free classes on how to use all the cool tech toys they hear their grandkids’ rave about, from iPads to Skype and Wii.

While many senior centers have computers, this is the first to focus on other technology and social media, say organizers, who hope the model will reshape traditional senior centers.

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