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What Can Seniors Do With Computers?
Written By : SeniorsList 
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For many, computers are a tool that allows you to have a hobby.  For example, you may love to cook and therefore get recipes off the Food Channel website.  What about computers for seniors?  What can seniors do with computers?

First of all, I’ll define seniors as anyone over the age of 50.  Why? Simply because you can join AARP at age 50.  But not matter your age, using a computer for the first time can be very frightening and intimidating.  So, what is the benefit of going the process of learning a computer and what can a senior do online?

1.       Connect.  Social networking websites like Facebook allow you to connect with all the people you care about, no matter the physical difference that divides you. This is a free way (doesn’t cost money) to stay in touch and update each other about your lives.  Plus you can share photographs and even movies online.  There is no need to miss your grandkid’s birthday.  While you may not be there physically, you can see the video of your grandkids blowing out the candles on their cake or opening the present you sent them.  This is a great way to stay in touch.

2.       Find Hobbies.  Did you ever want to try something new?   There are millions of websites dedicated to every possible subject so no matter what your interests are it’s easy to find all the information you need.

3.       Blogging.  You have a lifetime of experience, ideas and opinions.  So why not share those with the world… or just your family.  A blog can be public or private and can be a great way to express yourself.  Give it a try! 

4.       Shopping.  Have you ever wanted something that’s either hard to find or not available locally.  If it was ever made chances are you can find it online.   Whether it’s collecting coins or ordering a new TV, there are great discounts online and often free shipping or no sales tax.  Plus you can compare items, which mystery book has the best reviews or which power drill is most reliable?  Find all this and more online. 

Plus most local libraries now offer free internet access and computers.  So if you are nervous about learning or wonder how much you'll actually use a computer, start at the library. You can always decide to purchase later on if you really enjoy it.

These are just a few of the many reasons you should take the time to learn the computer and internet.  The possibilities are endless and will help you engage in more activities.  No matter what your interests or passions are in life you can find it online.

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