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The Computer For Senior Citizens

The Computer  For Senior Citizens

For many Senior Citizen people, A computer is a tool that allows folks to have a hobby either directly, for example, by getting information from the internet or indirectly, i.e. a person likes to cook and therefore visits the Food Channel online for recipes.

 What about computing for seniors? What can a senior do with a computer and the internet?

First of all, who are senior citizens? Many people are confused by the term "senior".

Very often we have a tendency to see advertisements locution, for instance, "Over fifty-five senior discount available".

The Computer  For Senior Citizens, senior citizen computer
 The Computer  For Senior Citizens

Others may think of "seniors" as folks at retirement age which technically would be 62 to 65 years old and some think of seniors as living in retirement homes. 

For the sake of this article, I'm going to consider "seniors" as being age 50 and older (in part because one can join the American Association of Retired People at age 50).

For some at any age, using a computer is a frightening undertaking, unfortunately. It is, therefore, not unreasonable to think that seniors would have an even more difficult time understanding computers and computing. 

For myself (I am 60) I have been involved with computers since the days of the Commodore 64 (around 1980) and even owned a TRS 80 Color computer from Radio Shack (with an amazing 16K of memory)! For me using a computer is not so daunting - not the same for many others, however.

The difference between today and years have gone by is that modern computers have so many more applications available than ever. During the '80s the computer allowed us to do simple word processing and fool around with a spreadsheet calculations as well as game playing.

 The 90 gives us the internet and that changed the way we thought about the usefulness of computers forever. 

Today we have cell phones with operating systems that give us the world in a package we can hold in one hand. Computers are also somewhat easier to use today (not always!) since many applications are graphically driven and operated with a mouse click

How does this applies to seniors and how can seniors take advantage of the computer world today?  

Let's look at what seniors have available to them through computing.

Social Networking: Facebook, MySpace or just simple emailing is out there. They cost nothing, can be fun and informative and can keep seniors connected with people going back to their high school years.
Blogging: A great way for seniors to express their interests and spread the word. A blog does not have to be public and can be a great way to share information with family and friends.
Article Publishing: Article publishing for seniors? (Wait a minute - didn't I tell you that I was a senior?!?). Why not is my answer? Seniors have a life full of knowledge and experience that can be shared over cyberspace.
These are just a few examples of why seniors should be involved in computing and why they should own a computer. I'm sure that there are more reasons than those mentioned, but, for the sake of space of this article, I'll leave you with those.

Networking System and the Senior Citizen

I've noticed more senior citizens are taking up network marketing. Many are having tremendous success in spite of the initial learning curve. For many, the greatest obstacle is simply the fear factor associated with computers and computer jargon.

During my career years, my 5 figure income seemed comfortable, and I was never concerned about earning more until I heard about the huge opportunities offered by internet marketing.

 Although I've dabbled in several network opportunities over the past 25 years, they all were disappointing and required the usual time commitments with little reward.

 Telephoning friends and relatives were terribly difficult for me and you soon realize that all your friends and relatives hate to see you for fear of being invited to another "Thursday night meeting".
Recently, however, while surfing the 'net', I landed on a site that captured my attention. I was amazed at how simple their system was for attracting and signing up new applicants...with NO Thursday night meetings.

 The 'system' for marketing online is fully explained and they claim their system, and NOT PEOPLE is mainly responsible for their success.

Senior Citizen Computer
Networking System and the Senior Citizen

All that is required is a completed application and a nominal fee to complete their enrollment procedure. Included also is a fully refundable money-back guarantee.

A step by step guide to help you become successful is the basis of the Networking system...a procedure virtually unheard of in the industry.

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