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Computer and Internet Training for Senior Citizens

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Many older persons are hesitant to jump into the internet age, despite seeing their children and grandchildren surfing, gaming, and working on computers and using the internet. This is a guide about computer and internet training for senior citizens.
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December 22, 2008

My grandpa wants to learn to use the computer and Internet. Because of my job I do not get enough time to teach him. He doesn't want to go out and take classes. Any other easy ways?

Gloria

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December 22, 20080 found this helpful
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Sorry I can't give you the exact links - but I know that there are senior sites that have computer lessons - Maybe Third Age? or Eons? And you could also go out (or go on the net) & get him a copy of Internet for Dummies - which is an easy introduction.

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He should have a lot of fun with it - so encourage him!

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December 22, 20080 found this helpful
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Maybe call your local high school. Kids are so smart, and many
teens don't have grandparents. I would bet it would spark interest in a caring teen. Office people at the school may be willing to help you out. Good luck!

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October 22, 20140 found this helpful

How can we get laptops and training for seniors, especially those that are disabled or homebound? Is there a grant available for the elderly in Baltimore City?

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October 13, 20171 found this helpful

Its a wonderful thing that you are doing. Unfortuately folks are wary of giving due to the many scams out there. I suggest obtaining a volunteer to pick up seniors and take them to a library or community center to use computers. If you establish a regular day and time it will be more effective. Many homebound seniors are homebound because no one takes them out. Good luck to you !

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October 18, 20170 found this helpful

The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:
www.BenefitsCheckUp.org
This site is a confidential and free and easy resource service to help people 55 years and older locate and apply for benefits. There are numerous financial assistance programs, both public and private, that can help struggling Seniors trying to make ends meet. The site has information on more than 2000 programs. Many are available to anyone in need who qualify, while others are available only to older adults and can help them retain their independence.
Benefit Types:
Food Assistance, Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Utility Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), low income housing, tax relief, respite care, free legal assistance and many other benefit programs are available.

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To use the site, you enter basic information about the person in need-date of birth, zip code, and check boxes for what the person needs assistance with. The site generates a report instantly, listing links to the programs and services that the person may qualify for.
Some assistance programs can be applied for online while other have downloadable form to be printed and mailed, faxed or emailed in, and some require you to contact the program directly.
Benefits Enrollment Center
It is also possible to get help in person at a Benefits Enrollment Center. There are currently 36 centers in 24 states and 12 more will be added in 2016. Visit the online site for locations:

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October 20, 20170 found this helpful

Microsoft gives away a lot of free laptops. Contact the Company and see what they say

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February 10, 20140 found this helpful

In New Jersey where can I go for free or low cost Power Point training?

By Sanders

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February 12, 20140 found this helpful

This may be of some help to you. Power Point is included several among other free tutorials

www.gcflearnfree.org

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