Get to Know the ‘Cyber-Seniors’

A few years ago on GeekDad, I did a somewhat regular column about “Upgrading a Boomer Parent.” In these posts, I discussed the different gadgets that I personally used to get my senior-aged father familiar with new technology. I know that this is nothing new. In fact, studies show that the fastest growing segment in mobile gadget usage is the 65 and older demographic.

However, like my father, some are retired and not subjected to email or Facebook as a requirement in their day-to-day lives. It does not means that they do not want to use it or have access to it–they just do not get the chance or have the resources to learn about what to do. This is why a few students took on a project to help some seniors who wanted to learn inCyber-Seniors.

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