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Get free tech help this summer

Seniors are becoming more comfortable with technology, with the Pew Institute reporting that some one third of those over 65 are online several times a day and 8 percent online almost constantly. While an improvement over previous years, those numbers lag far behind the rest of the population. Fortunately, seniors can do something about it. Whether…

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Making Friends after 60

The world is changing for 60-year-old women. We no longer have the social context that we enjoyed as a wife, parent or co-worker. Building community and creating a network of like-minded friends is a challenge, but not impossible.   There are many groups that are trying to offer a platform for people to connect with…

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Enjoy Facebook Safely and Securely

This week, some Facebook users may have received a note in their newsfeeds advising them that they, or a Facebook friend, logged into a now-banned personality quiz app. The notice will explain how the app misused their information by sharing it with the UK data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. The information shared could include their public…

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We did it! Senior Planet North Country Lives on!

On Saturday, March 31, the New York State Legislature voted to continue funding the Senior Planet North Country program through April 2019, as part of the 2018-2019 state budget. This may not have been possible without the hundreds of messages of support that poured in from Senior Planet members and to the on-the-ground efforts of…

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You’re never too old to be a space archaeologist

Doris Mae Jones recently moved from Indiana to Ohio to be closer to her sons. And although the 91-year-old has a weekly Mah Jongg game, she still has a lot of time on her hands. So when she heard about GlobalXplorer, a project that would allow her to help archaeologists find lost civilizations right from…

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Get digitally savvy – for free

Seniors are becoming more and more digitally connected, according to the Pew Institute, which reported in 2017 that 67% of adults over 65 use the internet and around four in ten adults in the same age group own smartphones. Embracing new technology, however, can be scary; some studies say only 18 percent of those over…

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Quick online safety tune-up

Just like we work to improve our physical health and well-being, it’s also vitally important to improve our cyber health and keep ourselves safe from online danger. Here are five easy fixes to keep yourself cyber safe this year: 1. What You’re Doing: Clicking in Emails What You Should Be Doing Instead: Never click on…

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Preview some 2018 Oscar® Nominated Short Films

Curious about the 2018 Oscar® Nominated Short Films? ShortsTV, which bills itself as “the global home of short movies” (learn more here), presents short films on selected TV channels for selected providers, online and in theaters. They also produce and distribute the annual Oscar® Nominated Short Films theatrical release nationwide starting February 9. Links to the participating…

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