iOS app Android app

Seniors and Technology

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are lots of different technology teaching tools available to boomers and seniors today, but what's available to you will depend on where you live. Here are some different places and to look for help.

Aging in a High Tech World

Ellen Isaacs | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Isaacs

I couldn't figure out what was going on until Dad showed me a phone bill with a total amount due of $2,132.41, and listing some 200 phone calls to/from 'Kingston' (Jamaica) and Las Vegas.

The One Time When Age Is Really NOT Just A Number

Phyllis Sues | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

About 10 years ago a good friend, who I totally respected and who is publishing a book on his philosophy of living called 'Presence Is Power' (love the title), told me that if I didn't get a computer there was no way I could keep up, understand, or live in this world of electronics. Finally, I gave in.

3 Reasons Why Twitter May Be An Older Person's Best Friend

Lisa Lewis Tyre | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lewis Tyre

Much has been made of the fact that social media often keeps us from getting out into the world and forming real relationships, but what if you can't get out into the world? What if your health keeps you homebound and Facebook doesn't work because your 'friends' are more interested in what their grandchildren are doing than conversing with you? Don't discount social media!

Geezer Masters Techno-Speak

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Fran Moreland Johns

Technology, for anyone born after 1980, is part of your language. But the rest of us? It's like learning to speak in tongues. And learning curves do not always move smoothly upward.

How Do Women Over 60 Use the Internet? The Answers Might Surprise You...

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

One of the biggest misconceptions that I have seen over and over again since starting Sixty and Me is that people over 60 are out of touch with technology. The truth is that Boomers are a part of one of the fastest growing demographics in terms of usage of social media and other technologies.

Plugging Seniors Into the Present

Celine Torkan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen
Celine Torkan

I saw the phrase, "PLUG SENIORS INTO THE PRESENT" and right under that, a chart showed that 47 percent of seniors do not actively engage with the Internet. I could not believe it.

To Curb Medicaid Spending Tomorrow, Invest in Housing Today

Terri Ludwig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

As more states look to revamp their Medicaid programs in the coming months, we urge them to balance the rising need to care for low-income people and aging adults with a long-term goal of controlling healthcare and other spending.

Grandma Takes A Selfie

Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy

Technology can be daunting, especially to older users. That's why Team Coco has created this helpful series of "Senior Tech Lessons" which make "compu...

What BIG Myth Is The Supreme Court Perpetuating?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.22.2013 | Fifty

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan -- the youngest of the Supremes at age 53 -- dropped a bombshell Tuesday when she described the men and women who si...

Crossing the Digital Divide

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 01.12.2013 | Money
Nancy A. Shenker

The two generations of boomers have much to teach each other. But it begins with respect and admiration for what each group knows and can bring to the workplace.

The Balance Of Defying And Embracing Age

Next Avenue | Posted 10.24.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jane Gross A writer's concerns begin to hold her back, but she can still hook up a TV My father was only in his l...

Software That Can Help Seniors Get Online

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.05.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are a number of companies and services today that offer simplified computer software that's designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience.

My Dad The Social Media King

Cara McDonough | Posted 09.14.2012 | Fifty
Cara McDonough

Despite my father's lack of practical knowledge regarding the online world, he's ever-present and popular in that very realm. He wields his Blackberry and iPad like weapons as he pushes his liberal agenda...and, yes, occasionally comments on pictures of his grandchildren.

Tutors Teach Seniors New High-Tech Tricks

NPR | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

Seniors who aren't tech savvy can find themselves increasingly isolated, even from their families, as more and more communication moves to the digital...