Posts Tagged ‘ seniors use Internet ’

SENIORS EXPERIENCE ANXIETY USING THE INTERNET–PART 1

Oct 4th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Internet Anxiety Not Just With Seniors At one time or another, most of us have experienced or heard about computers doing funny things. Some seniors especially can become very anxious when they contemplate using computers and fear they do not have the knowledge or ability to do so.// Lack of computer experience is one of [...]



‘VISUAL STEPS’ FOR SENIORS LEARNING TO USE COMPUTERS

Sep 27th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

SCJ recently received an invitation to review a book, Internet and E-mail for SENIORS with Windows 7, For senior citizens who want to start using the Internet. What a magnificent resource for those of us who grew up on manual typewriters!

Visual Steps is “…dedicated to helping individuals over the age of 50 participate in the cyber-age. Visual Steps develops practical and accessible computer handbooks, user guides and other instructional materials for the older person.” The concept underlying these resources for seniors is based on the special needs and requirements of the mature individual.

Take a closer look at some of the features of the Visual Steps Concept. Each product:



Senior Citizens Use the Internet

Aug 31st, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Social networking on the Internet is increasing rapidly and guess which population is responsible for the rise? Yup… it’s us senior citizens. A new report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project revealed between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking use among internet users ages 50-64 grew by 88%–from 25% to 47%. During the same period, use among those ages 65 and older grew 100%–from 13% to 26%.

Another digital measurement company, comScore, found 27.4 million people age 55 and over used a social networking service in the month of July; that’s up from 16 million a year ago. Nineteen million of those people used Facebook in the month of July alone.

It’s understandable