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Project GOAL invites you to Cyber What? What Older Adults Need to Know about Their Online Security and Safety”

Oct 22, 2013 Comments Off on Project GOAL invites you to Cyber What? What Older Adults Need to Know about Their Online Security and Safety”

 Project GOAL invites you to attend a special program during Cyber Security Awareness Month:  “Cyber What? What Older Adults Need to Know about Their Online Security and Safety” Older adults are often concerned about maintaining their privacy and security online, including on a mobile device or tablet. Join Project GOAL for this informative session on the importance […]

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New Study on the Internet and Older Adults Use

Jun 06, 2012 Comments Off on New Study on the Internet and Older Adults Use

There’s a great new study of interest released today from the Pew Internet and American Life Project revealing growth in Internet use by older adults.  A survey conducted for the survey found that as of April, 2012, 53% of adults65 and older now use the Internet. “though these adults are still less likely than all […]

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Safer Internet Day

Feb 07, 2012 Comments Off on Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day and there’s a great new study just released by AARP and Microsoft that reveals how online communications and social networking are helping families to keep in touch, enriching their relationship, and helping to bridge the generations.  The study surveyed both younger and older generations and found that going online increases […]

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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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