What It Takes to Help Seniors Learn Technology

When it comes to training people in how to use technology, working with older persons can be especially challenging. For several years, I’ve had the good fortune to volunteer for organizations such as Dorot and Older Adults Technology Services which have specifically focused on helping seniors to become technically proficient. As these programs grow, there […]

Org Profile – OATS (Older Adults Technology Services)

(This is the first of a series of posts profiling senior services nonprofits which are helping older persons to live active, engaged lives.) Multiple nonprofits which serve older persons seek to provide some type of help with technology.  In New York, and now increasingly beyond, the gold standard is currently set by Older Adults Technology […]

Caregiving Technology Pioneers

On Friday, June 22, I attended the 2nd Annual Caregiving Symposium, hosted by the South Florida Institute of Aging (SoFIA).  At a particularly interesting session on caregiving technology pioneers, I learned about these new products focused on helping those of us who care for family and friends: PAPA – Grandkids On-Demand – College students are […]

Get Free Tech Help This Summer

Think you’re ‘too old’ to jump on the Internet / online bandwagon?  Think again.  At Senior Planet, an initiative of Older Adults Technology Services, you can get computer training in Manhattan, upstate New York, Maryland or at multiple satellite locations around NYC. Membership in Senior Planet is free to anyone 60 or over and provides […]

My New Blog – How Seniors Can Live Well at Any Age

Most of us spend time providing caregiving for parents during their late stages of life to reciprocate for their having cared for us when we were young.  As an only child, my role extended to care for many aging relatives, many who no one else available to help.  This was sometimes hard to balance with […]