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Stuck at Home Guide: How to Get Online

Everyone now knows that you should not go out now except the basic needs, especially if you are over 60. It is social distancing, and it is supposed to slow down the transmission of coronavirus. [19659002] So no more sitting in cafes, meeting a friend for lunch or attending a class at the Art Students League. But in just a …

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Stuck at Home Guide: Best Internet Devices for Older Adults

The official list of Senior Planet-recommended devices for connecting to the Web. (Need to get internet service? We listed some cheap internet options in our guide here.) Tablet: iPad, 2020 standard 32 GB WiFi model ($ 329) iPad is the long-time master of tablets , and offers an intuitive, touch-based interface and access to thousands of user-friendly apps. Some iPad …

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Introduction of Senior Planet Book Club

You heard this first: Senior Planet starts a (virtual) book club! If you think you have a lot more time on your hands today, you are in the perfect position to cozy up with some tea (or something stiffer) and dive into a great book with other Senior Planet readers. Every Tuesday, we publish a thread on SeniorPlanet.org and invite …

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Beginner's Guide to Working From Home

Almost everyone works from home. Even before the pandemic, freelancers and startups relied on online services to meet their business needs. Now people are rushing more than ever to find the right technology that suits their work situation. If this is your first time, you may find the situation a bit overwhelming (especially if you also have to take care …

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What do you want to talk about?

When COVID-19 takes over TVs and dominates social media, many worrying provocations are shared right now. It is difficult to reconcile. There are many reliable sources of information, including CDC and WHO. But we want Senior Planet to be a place where you can find some break from the 24-hour news cycle, from anxiety or from the monotony to stay …

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Reach out and touch someone – digitally

Last weekend I decided that we would need to have a family meeting to discuss Covid-19 with our 27- and 31-year-olds. Since they live in two different cities, I used the simplest switching device: the phone. (On either an Android or iPhone, you can connect multiple people just by pressing the + button on your keypad after a party is …

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

Since we're all staying home – and it looks like we're going to be at least for a while – you might start to wonder how exactly you're going to fill your time. Senior Planet has got some tricks up its sleeve with digital gatherings and events. But it is also important to stay as connected as possible with family, …

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

Since we're all staying home – and it looks like we're going to be at least for a while – you might start to wonder how exactly you're going to fill your time. Senior Planet has got some tricks up its sleeve with digital gatherings and events. But it is also important to stay as connected as possible with family, …

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Apple's Best MacBook Ever | Tech Wise

A new magical keyboard that is comfortable along with better sound quality and an excellent 16 "screen, Apple does not disappoint with the new MacBook Pro. This workstation is the best that has ever hit the market. With its iconic style, Apple has improved much of this new MacBook Pro compared to its previous releases. Some of the best enhancements …

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COVID-19: Over 60? Listen.

Note: While we make every effort to keep our statistics up to date, the rapid movement of this pandemic makes it difficult to keep up with the number and locations of infections and mortality. If you are over 60, the facts are clear: you are at higher risk of developing the coronavirus infection causing COVID-19. As of March 12, 1,215 …

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