Posts Tagged ‘ Visual Steps ’

MORE SENIORS USING iPADS

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Internet resources for senior citizens continue to increase by the day. Baby Boomers are retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day, and they add to the numbers. Seniors began using the Net 15 years ago to communicate with close friends and family by email, and to do simple things like write letters to be printed and sent by snail mail.

How that scene has changed! We seniors are now using the World Wide Internet to pay our bills, receive e-statements from every business/company/office that sends us bills, read newspapers, research information about issues that concern us, telephone friends/family, instant message friends/family, share photos and videos, find places on maps, create our own websites… well, this list could go on for a long time. And there is a relatively new device on the market that makes all of this even easier. It’s the iPad.



SENIORS EXPERIENCE ANXIETY USING THE INTERNET-PART 2

Oct 11th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Misconceptions about Computers and the Internet Although seniors have misconceptions about using a computer, these misunderstandings are often an important cause of fears and objections. Below we have listed a number of frequent misconceptions:// You need to be technical to be able to use a computer Not true. Senior citizens need to attend a good [...]



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: