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CES 2012: The Silver Summit

Jan 17, 2012 Comments Off on CES 2012: The Silver Summit

For the past few years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has hosted a series of special programs to highlight the consumer markets for specific demographic groups.  This year at CES, I attended the Silver Summit, a day-long series of panels discussing the boomer and senior community and how they fare as a market for technology […]

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CES 2012: What’s New in Technology

Jan 17, 2012 Comments Off on CES 2012: What’s New in Technology

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)is a showcase of every imaginable technology device and service for consumers.  I attended the show this year, and once again found so many fascinating ways that technology is enhancing the lives of older adults. While there are some products that are specifically gear toward older individuals, what I find […]

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The Project GOAL hosts the panel: “The Wellness Benefits of Broadband for Older Adults”

Oct 26, 2011 Comments Off on The Project GOAL hosts the panel: “The Wellness Benefits of Broadband for Older Adults”

On Friday, October 18th, the Project GOAL hosted a research panel entitled “The Wellness Benefits of Broadband for Older Adults.” The panel discussed the importance of broadband technology and how new broadband deployment can impact healthcare, management and the quality of life and older adults.

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Project GOAL Distributes New Privacy Recommendations to National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Conference

Jul 19, 2011 Comments Off on Project GOAL Distributes New Privacy Recommendations to National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2011 Media Contact: Warren Robinson Phone: 202-572-6214 Project GOAL Distributes New Privacy Recommendations to National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Conference WASHINGTON – Project GOAL (Getting Older Adults Online) today distributed new privacy guidelines to the annual conference hosted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.  The […]

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Expert Opinion: Get Our Older Adults Online

Jul 14, 2011 Comments Off on Expert Opinion: Get Our Older Adults Online

If you’re like most consumers today, you’re spending many hours a day online, surfing the Internet for information, sending and receiving e-mails, watching videos, exchanging photos, communicating on social networks, playing games, and shopping online.  However, within the older adult community, age 65+, only a little over a third have adopted broadband and are able […]

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Social Media Use by Older Adults Continues to Grow

May 04, 2011 Comments Off on Social Media Use by Older Adults Continues to Grow

As social media has grown dramatically in recent years, older adults have been especially excited about embracing new networking technologies. According to a recent Pew Research Study, social media use among internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled—from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May 2010. Between April 2009 and May 2010, social […]

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Greater Number of Older Adults Using Broadband

May 04, 2011 Comments Off on Greater Number of Older Adults Using Broadband

According to a recent Pew Research study the broadband revolution is catching fire for older adult online users. Overall, the survey found that 63% of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15% increase from a year earlier. In particular, older adults have experienced rapid growth in home broadband adoption with those […]

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Get Connected Campaign Launch and All About the Value

Apr 20, 2011 Comments Off on Get Connected Campaign Launch and All About the Value

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Project GOAL will be hosting two great events Get Connected Campaign Launch Breakfast featuring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and All About the Value, a Conference on Broadband & Older Adults. The event will be held at the Reserve Officer’s Association Building on corner of First and Constitution Ave, N.E. from 8:30am – 2:00pm. To RSVP, please click here.

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Back to the Broadband Plan

Jan 19, 2011 Comments Off on Back to the Broadband Plan

A “robust and vital” digital infrastructure in the 21st century has been announced by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and continues to be a topic of interest for older adults. This is why the FCC must ensure that the National Broadband Plan is a “top priority,” as innovation and job growth remain key issues in years […]

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Goal at the Silvers Summit

Jan 14, 2011 Comments Off on Goal at the Silvers Summit

Boomers are re-booting the idea of “age.” Whether being tuned into Internet radio, playing online games, monitoring our parents’ home, or exercising in front of the HDTV, we are capitalizing on the digital life. On January 8, 2011, the Silvers Summit, a showcase for the baby boomer generation, assembled to demonstrate the products and services […]

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