Online Seniors

30 senior citizens from New York have learned how to use the computer, thanks to students from Pace University. The program was created and organized by a gerontologist from the university, in an attempt to allow seniors who want to be a part of the digital age, to do so.

The computer can be a scary thing for those who have no idea how to use it. But it seems that there are more senior citizens online than there were a few years ago. Facebook and email let them keep in touch with family, and connect with old friends.

Sites such as Facebook and Skype allow the elderly to keep connected with their loved ones, but someone has to teach them!

Not all senior citizens want to learn how to use the computer, but options should be available for those who do. Kudos to you, Pace University!

 

 

Nimritta Parmar

Nimritta is a third year student at Simon Fraser University, studying English and Communications. She's a Facebook rat (AKA master procrastinator), and being a student for the last 16 years of her life means that she has education on the brain! (perhaps you've noticed?)