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MARCH 14, 2014

Student mentors make tech connection with seniors

Understanding an ever-evolving world can be an overwhelming challenge for older adults, many of whom feel hopelessly left behind in an environment dominated by smartphones and laptop technology...
AUGUST 14, 2015

Healthy Aging: Preventing Isolation

Social connection is key for senior well-being
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APRIL 01, 2015

Confused by Tech? Kids to the rescue

Ja Neva Marshall knows her texts from her tweets, but when her laptop failed her, she purchased an iPad and found she couldn’t figure out all its functions. So she turned to an expert—a teenager—for assistance.
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MARCH 19, 2015

Bridging the digital divide:

MSU Denver students mentor AARP members with technology lessons
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NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Why Seniors Need The Internet

"This holiday season, for the third consecutive year, DoSomething.org's Grandparents Gone Wired campaign will activate thousands of 13- to 25-year-olds to plug their grandparents or other local seniors into social media, smartphone apps, and email."
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Teaching technology in CO

Navigating the high tech world of smart phones and social media apps can be a web of frustration for older Coloradans. But hundreds are getting help from a free program, and their guides are citizens born at least half a century later.
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SEPTEMBER 08, 2014

CSU students teach seniors tech

AARP is hosting Mentor Up, which features a showing of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors.” The 70-minute film follows a group of initially reluctant older adults as they discover the wonders of the Internet with the help of teenage mentors...
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AUGUST 06, 2014

Surfing Seniors

Available in English/Spanish “I thought it was really nice that grandparents had an opportunity to see their grandchildren who live in different parts of the world.”
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JULY 08, 2014

Home Sweet Anywhere, Life-Long Learning at Sea, Techie Elders, Cyber Seniors, and Unusual Travel Apps

First, tired of conventional retirement, Lynne and Tim Martin, sold their home and almost everything they owned to travel the world. Then, Kartcher Pauley and Maddie Gable explain the University of Virginia's, Semester at Sea, which is a floating...
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MARCH 12, 2014

Meals On Wheels Receives Valentines From Youth

Meals on Wheels of Coweta, in partnership with DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and Meals On Wheels Association of America, announced Monday the results of Love Letters, a campaign that encouraged teens to make handmade Valentine's Day cards...
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MARCH 04, 2014

Vilas County teens participate in Love Letters campaign

Vilas County Commission on Aging in partnership with DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and the Meals On Wheels Association of America, announced the results of the Love Letters campaign...