Inspiring Stories

People We Love: Seniors Who #ShineOnline!

Seniors advocate for online courses

The Senior Planet community is filled with older adults who are not just surviving online, they are thriving – and shining! – online.

Inez, Dave, and Maria are just three shining examples of the countless seniors in the Senior Planet community who are using technology to change their lives.

These three, like our Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes and our volunteers, don’t just #ShineOnline themselves – they inspire others, too.

We hope you enjoy meeting a few of our brilliant community in these three video profiles….and maybe even be inspired to #ShineOnline, too.

One way to do that is to help Senior Planet reach even more seniors with more of the free classes and content you enjoy by joining our 2021 Giving Tuesday campaign.

Senior Planet is empowering people over 60 to use technology to build new friendships, get financial info and start online businesses, get fit, and advocate for their community.

While you ‘meet” Inez, Dave and Maria, please consider helping us reach our fundraising goal of $50,000 by November 30 by giving to Senior Planet today!

Inez, The Artist:

“I’m busier now than I was before COVID. There’s so many opportunities to learn new things online!” – Inez


Dave, The Volunteer:

“Senior Planet helps people overcome their fear of technology – and the benefits are not only access all of the world’s information, but also this wonderful social outlet where you can meet people you never would have met otherwise.” – Dave


Maria, The Advocate:

“I used to feel small, now I feel powerful.” – Maria


Join the Campaign!

If you believe in the power of older adults, like Inez, Dave and Maria, please help us raise $50,000 by Giving Tuesday, November 30th, to support the growth of the free online programming for seniors that you enjoy! This goal includes up to $20,000 matched by OATS from AARP board members. That means every dollar you give counts twice!

When you give, you unlock a deeper Senior Planet experience. You will gain behind-the-scenes insight into Senior Planet’s impact with Quarterly Impact Reports, opportunities to guide the future of our community through focus groups, an Annual Technology Review that will keep you up to date on all things tech, and invitations to exclusive, educational and bond-building events — like our recent three part series on genealogy, our decluttering workshop and our upcoming talk on finances in retirement. Become a Supporter today by donating $1 or more!

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3 responses to “People We Love: Seniors Who #ShineOnline!

  1. I am an AARP member and would like to know how I can start a program like this in Howard County, Maryland. I enjoyed hearing what the members have said and would love to be an advocate, member of this organization. I will definitely give!


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