This past summer, Microsoft asked us to drive a National Program of workshops that would center around Windows 8.Last month, we concluded the workshops with "lots of success".
The centers that were involved:
Kent Lakes, NY
Emmaus, Washington, DC
San Jose, CA
Costa Mesa, CA
Puget Sound, WA
Second Union Baptist, Washington DC
With the support of Que Publishing, our HQ Team created a one-hour presentation that reviewed the highlights of Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet. Microsoft provided classrooms in their stores around the country along with use of demo Surface tablets.
Folks that attended went home hands filled with prizes, books, and other gifts supplied by Microsoft, Que Publishing, and SeniorNet.
A few … [Continue reading...]
Check out the new releases below from Que Publishing.
Get a 40% discount on print books and ebooks by using the discount code SENIORNET.
Leslie M. Smith
Chairman … [Continue reading...]
Thanksgiving will soon be here. As I watched my grandson's second grade class perform their; up-lifting, life affirming, positive Thanksgiving Holiday Show they reminded me how fortunate and thankful I am. So I share this true spirit of Thanksgiving with you. I and the GoodNewsPlanet.com team wish you Health, Happiness and PEACE each and every day... let's all “Pay it forward.” Paul and Good News Team.
Please take 4.46 minutes to watch our PEACE SIZZLE REEL which we all created this year in the name of PEACE. Please save September 21, 2014, as we will be having a Peace Day Party starting again at 12 noon EST.
PEACE DAY 2014, PEACEDAYPARTY.ORG. We are building a worldwide community around International Day of Peace. WE NEED YOU AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW. We will … [Continue reading...]
You're a sick senior citizen and the government says there is no nursing
home care available for you. So what do you do?
Our plan gives anyone 65 years, or
older, a gun (G) and 4 bullets.
You are allowed to shoot four Politicians.
Of course, this means you'll be sent to prison, where you will receive three
meals a day, a roof over your head,
central heating and air conditioning and
all the health care you need.
Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That's great. Need a new hip, knees, kidney, lungs or heart? They're all covered.
As an added bonus, your family can come and visit you at least as often as they do now.
And who will be paying for all of this?
The same government that just told you they can't afford for you to go into a
And, you can get rid of … [Continue reading...]
There was a lady named Helen who had dementia. Every time her daughter, Heidi, visited Helen showed no sign of recognizing her daughter.
Heidi was heartbroken. Time after time it was the same. She’d visit and get no sign of recognition whatsoever, so finally she made the painful decision to stop visiting.
It only upset her and she believed her mother felt no pleasure during her visits.
Marie Marley, PhD, is the award award winning author of, Come Back Early Today: A Story of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy. You can visit Marie’s website at ComeBackEarlyToday.
They May Recognize You but Not Be Able to Express It
It’s always possible, however, that your loved ones do recognize you but are just not be able to show it.
I had a personal experience which I believe … [Continue reading...]
Dear SeniorNet Friends:
My family and I are touched by the decision to create the Eric Vero Technical Award in Eric’s honor. This year’s nominee was Ed Kristol, a volunteer who worked with Eric almost from the start of SeniorNet and contributed many hours of his time and energy both in the lab and at the nationalGrid hub. Together they worked with a team of dedicated individuals starting as early as 2001 until the end of the project in 2010. To paraphrase Ed Kristol, here is his response to receiving the award:
“Slava: I really do appreciate the honor. I also appreciate the years Eric and I and the others spent at KeySpan. I learned so much from Eric and the other volunteers that I still use. Again, thank you for the recommendation, this is an honor.”
Please join us in … [Continue reading...]
Passing it on...
Sitting on the highway waiting to catch speeders, a state police officer saw a car puttering along at 22 M.P.H. He thinks to himself, that car is just as dangerous as a speeder. So, he turns his lights on and pulls the car over. Approaching the car, he notices there are 5 old ladies, two at the front and 3 at the back, wide eyed and looking like ghosts. The driver obviously confused said, "Officer, I don't understand, I wasn't doing over the speed limit!, What seems to be the problem?" "Ma'am," the officer said, "you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be dangerous". "Slower than the speed limit? NO SIR! I was doing exactly 22 miles an hour", the old woman said proudly. The officer containing a chuckle explains that 22 was the route number, not … [Continue reading...]
Due to the efforts and support of so many - including you - 2013 has been a banner year so far for the MPCCF. Our events have been plentiful (see below) and the support generous. The community came out in force to support the Foundation, and had a lot of fun - we hope - in the process. Local children even got in on the fundraising action this year - their sales of Rainbow Loom Bracelets raised almost $400 for the MPCCF.
Now that the temperatures have cooled and the crowds around town have diminished, we'd like to take a moment to extend our special thanks to you, and everyone involved - from our many sponsors and donors to the tireless efforts of our volunteers and everyone behind the scenes - we couldn't have done it without you!
We hope that you enjoy the quieter months in … [Continue reading...]
On September 20, 2013, graduation certificates were presented to 11 deserving residents of Paumanack Village who completed a rigorous 16-week curriculum taught by SeniorNet Computer Mobile Learning Center volunteers. The proud graduates began with classes in basic computer skills and progressed to Internet, E-Mail, Digital Photography, Music and more. A very happy graduate won a SeniorNet refurbished computer and everyone enjoyed refreshments provided by the Paumanack Village Administration.
Last year the administrators of Paumanack Village, a low-income section 8 community, decided to sponsor this educational project for the benefit of its residents. Attending the ceremony, which took place at the Paumanack Village clubhouse, were Paumanack Village Housing President Bill Davidson along … [Continue reading...]
Today’s automotive technology goes far beyond advanced navigation systems and improved airbags. New features such as smart headlights, blind spot warning and reverse monitoring systems are revolutionizing the way we drive. And the latest high-tech options are not only for the gadget obsessed – they have the potential to positively impact drivers ages 50+.
In fact, a new study from the MIT AgeLab found that while just over one third of mature drivers have at least one top technology, 51% said they would feel safer if their vehicle had all of the most up-to-date technologies. The survey also found that 55% of mature drivers plan to buy or lease another vehicle in the next five years, suggesting that as more and more of these features are incorporated into new vehicles, a growing … [Continue reading...]
Save 50% on books for Grandparents Day
SeniorNet Members, Volunteers, and Supporters,
This Sunday, September 8th, marks the 25th annual celebration of Grandparents Day, a day intended to honor grandparents and seniors and recognize their contributions to our community. Celebrate Grandparents Day with SeniorNet with a 50% off discount on computer and technology-related books from Que Publishing.
Find books on a wide variety of technology-related subjects. Topics include:
Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OSX
Software: Office 2010 and 2013, Adobe software, and much more
Smartphones and tablets: iPads, iPhones, Windows Phone, Android, etc.
Websites: Facebook, LinkedIn, eBay, etc.
Click on the image below to visit the Que website and choose your … [Continue reading...]
I can hit the golf ball any way I can and laugh if it goes in the lake. Them's the breaks. I'm just happy I can still hit that golf ball. I am forwarding this to those on my Seniors email list because it is so well written. Please send back. ( I did ) It's neat. Don't delete this one, you'll laugh when you see the return message.
As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a … [Continue reading...]
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life .. . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony YOU BECOME 21.
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're … [Continue reading...]
It happened every Friday evening, almost without fail, when the sun resembled a giant orange and was starting to dip into the blue ocean.
Old Ed came strolling along the beach to his favorite pier. Clutched in his bony hand was a bucket of shrimp. Ed walks out to the end of the pier, where it seems he almost has the world to himself. The glow of the sun is a golden bronze now.
Everybody's gone, except for a few joggers on the beach. Standing out on the end of the pier, Ed is alone with his thoughts...and his bucket of shrimp.
Before long, however, he is no longer alone. Up in the sky a thousand white dots come screeching and squawking, winging their way toward that lanky frame standing there on the end of the pier.
Before long, dozens of seagulls have enveloped … [Continue reading...]
I thought you would find this interesting - to put it mildly!
There are actually two messages here. The first is very interesting, but the second is absolutely astounding - and explains a lot!!
A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
Canada … [Continue reading...]
Are they real? Someone at each company said they are. We can't know until we ask.
As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. I asked the man what the discount was. He said people over age 55 get 10% off everything on the menu, every day.
This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and others giving discounts beginning at different ages. Some start as young as 50. Some discounts are more than 50%!
Things like Dunkin Donuts giving free coffee to people over 55. If you're buying a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free. Denny' gives 20% off to AARP members. … [Continue reading...]
Don't send to anyone under 50 as they won't understand or care!)
THE END OF AN ERA.......
The Roy Rogers Museum in Branson , MO
has closed its doors forever.
The contents of the museum were sold at a public auction.
Roy Rogers told his son, if the museum ever operates at a loss,
close it and sell the contents. He complied. Note the follow-up article - truly the end of an era. Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction...Roy's 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500. It was estimated to sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.
His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of
This Is Your Life sold for $10,000 (EST. $800-$1,000).
A collection of signed baseballs ( Pete Rose, Duke Snyder and
other greats) sold for $3,750.
A collection … [Continue reading...]
Enjoy, I’m only sending this to people who are YOUNG enough
to know who she is.
Julie Andrews Turning 79 - this is hysterical!
To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used:
(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!
Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf … [Continue reading...]