Seniors and Technology

Seniors and Technology

They may be late adopters, but a new report says six in 10 seniors now go online. Tech Tuesday looks at how iPads and the Internet are changing older people's lives.

They may be late adopters, but a new report says six in 10 seniors now go online. Still, for someone who doesn't know a hash tag from a hard drive, mastering tech devices can be daunting. Tech Tuesday explains why you should give grandma a new iPad and not a hand-me-down, and how older adults are using tablets and the Internet to connect with family and friends and even to get out of the house more.

Guests

Terry Bradwell

Chief Information Officer, AARP

Judith Klavans

Recently retired from the federal Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Researcher at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Tom Kamber

Founder and Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services

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