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Where to go online when you need help
- January 31, 2012 - 1:16 PM
Seniors' Guide to Computers offers basic instructions on using personal computers --in plain English -- accompanied by pictures, videos and a helpful glossary.
Senior Computer Help includes guidelines for internet use, covering topics such as social networking and financial safety.
Mr. Modem answers questions about the internet and technology, from Richard A. Sherman, the author of eight books, including "Mr. Modem's Internet Guide for Seniors."
Tech Smart Senior provides still more useful tips, from the author of a number of technology books in the "For Dummies" series.
Here are a few of the many sites offering news, resources, entertainment, social networking and other information of special interest to seniors:
Suddenly Senior bills itself as the site for "everyone who's become senior before their time". It offers jokes, nostalgia, trivia and practical information on subjects ranging from travel to health care to relationships.
Senior Ark lets readers share thousands of tips, organized by topic -- hobbies, transportation, Medicare, Social Security, etc. -- on a site started by a retired businessman.
Savvy Senior is a news and information service maintained by a nationally syndicated columnist, and includes a long list of links for caregiving, finances, volunteering, and other resources.
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