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Stuck at Home Guide: How to Get Online

Everyone knows by now that you are not supposed to go out now, except for the most basic needs, especially if you are over 60. That is social distance and it should slow down transmission of the corona virus. [19659002] So no more sitting in coffee shops, meeting a friend for lunch or going to a class in the Art …

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Stuck at Home Guide: Best Internet Devices for Older Adults

The official list of Senior Planet recommended devices for connecting you to the Internet. (Want to get Internet service? We've listed some cheap internet options here in our guide.) Tablet: iPad, 2020 standard 32Gb WiFi model ($ 329) The iPad is the time-honored champion of tablets and offers an intuitive touch-based interface and access to thousands of easy-to-use apps. Some …

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Introduction of the Senior Planet Book Club

You heard it here for the first time: Senior Planet starts a (virtual) book club! If you find yourself having a lot more time nowadays, you're in the perfect position to socialize with some tea (or something stiffer) and dive into a great book with other Senior Planet readers. Every Tuesday we will post a thread on SeniorPlanet.org inviting your …

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Beginner's Guide to Working from Home

Almost everyone works at home. Even before the pandemic, freelancers and startups relied on online services to meet their business needs. More than ever, people are struggling to find the right technology to suit their work situation. If this is your first time, you may find the situation overwhelming (especially if you also have to take care of the kids …

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What do you want to talk about?

As COVID-19 takes over televisions and dominates social media, a lot of terrifying news is currently being shared. Tuning is difficult. There are many reliable sources of information, including the CDC and WHO. But we want Senior Planet to be a place where you can find some peace from the 24-hour news cycle, from fear or from the monotony of …

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Reach out and touch someone – digitally

Last weekend I decided we should have a family gathering to discuss Covid-19 with our 27- and 31-year-old children. Since they live in two different cities, I used the simplest connection device: the phone. (On an Android or iPhone, you can connect multiple people just by pressing the + button on your keyboard after one party is connected.) The call …

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Best apps and devices to track your kids' online activities

The digital age is a really great time to be alive, but it can also be frightening. With the amount of cyber bullies and predators existing on the internet, it is undoubtedly one of the top priorities to protect children on the internet. So, how can one track children's online activities without becoming overly invasive? Lucky for You, TechVise has …

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Sources on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

The news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is lightning fast, but some advice from expert organizations such as the CDC and WHO has remained consistent. Senior Planet has compiled a number of reliable information sources and basic tips for prevention, care and coping below. Check back here for updated resources. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on …

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Stay-at-Home Guide: Basics Edition – Senior Planet

Since we all stay at home – and it looks like we'll be doing that for a while – you might start to wonder how exactly you're going to fill your time. Senior Planet has a number of tricks up its sleeve with digital meetings and events. But it's also important to stay as connected as possible with family, friends …

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