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Calming Computer Jitters: Help for Seniors Who Aren’t Tech-Savvy

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Calming Computer Jitters: Help for Seniors Who Aren’t Tech-Savvy

Digital literacy is key to age tech adoption

In this Kaiser Health Network article, you'll learn about:

  • What organizations are doing to ease senior tech adoption

" Other organizations specializing in digital literacy for older adults are similarly seeing a surge of interest. Cyber-Seniors, which pairs older adults with high school or college students who serve as technology mentors, has trained more than 10,000 seniors since April 2020 — three times the average of the past several years. "

  • Personal stories of seniors and their journeys with tech

" “The first time my tutor called me, I mean, the kids rattle things off so fast. I said, Wait a minute. You have a little old lady here. Let me keep up with you,” Panichas said. “I couldn’t keep up and I ended up crying.” "

  • Some barriers to getting seniors tech-savvy

" Nearly 22 million seniors don’t have access to high-speed internet services, largely because these services are unaffordable or unavailable, according to a January report co-sponsored by OATS and the Humana Foundation, its Aging Connected partner. "

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