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March 17, 2016
Making Technology Easier for Older People to Use
INTIMIDATED by digital technology? So was Marian Goldberg, 70, until she went to a Senior Planet Exploration Center in Manhattan, which teaches older adults how to become more comfortable being online. Now, she has learned to use Pinterest, send messages on Facebook and embed emoji in her emails. Ms. Goldberg, who has a part-time beaded jewelry business, said she had mastered enough tools to reframe herself as a digital entrepreneur.
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February 18, 2016
A Senior's Guide to Using Computers and Software
Computers, laptops, and software take a while to get used to. Learning all the different functions of a computer along with basic keyboard commands and how to keep your computer safe will take some practice before being completely comfortable with them. This article covers a list of common computer topics and resources to help you learn.
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May 10, 2015
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THIS IS A TEST - PLEASE IGNORE.
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February 25, 2015
Does a Real Anti-Aging Pill Already Exist?
One afternoon in the early 1980s, Suren Sehgal brought a strange package home from work and stashed it in his family’s freezer. Wedged beside the ice cream, it was wrapped in heavy plastic and marked, “DON’T EAT!” Inside were several small glass vials containing a white paste—all that remained of a rare bacterium that today is the foundation of the most promising anti-aging drug in decades. Sehgal had been studying it since 1972, when he’d first isolated it in a soil sample at Ayerst Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company in Montreal.
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January 22, 2015
At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers
In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff. Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage. "Everybody who ages is going to be their own problem-solver," she says. And designers are problem-solvers. Beskind speaks while sitting on a couch at the open office space of IDEO in San Francisco. She commutes to the office once a week from a community for older adults where falling is a problem.
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