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May 12, 2011

Helping the Adult Community Learn the PC Through Windows 7

SeniorNet, a leading technology educator for older adults, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. SeniorNet’s  new initiative , “Helping Seniors Get Back to Work”, will be announced at their 25th Anniversary celebration on Capitol Hill in Washington DC  on May 19th. The non-profit, which has been around since 1986, has empowered more than one million Baby Boomers and Seniors to explore new worlds via the Internet.

Nearly two years after becoming the first national pilot partner for the My PC Series of computer classes developed by Microsoft, SeniorNet will launch a new series of one-hour workshops in the My PC Series to seniors around the country.  These workshops are an important part of helping seniors become computer literate. Its always rewarding to see how Seniors love connecting with their grandchildren via video chat on Windows Live Messenger, creating family photo albums with Windows Live Photo Gallery, and sharing pictures and stories on Skydrive.

SeniorNet has been a longtime, innovative partner with Microsoft.  We are thrilled to be partners with an organization that has dedicated itself to serving as a bridge between older adults and technology, equipping them with the tools they need to be productive, successful and relevant in the ever-changing information age.

The My PC Series is developed by Microsoft and based on extensive research about how less tech-savvy adults want to learn new computer skills.  The hands-on workshops take a unique, jargon-free, lifestyle approach to teaching a variety of ‘getting started’ topics for the PC, Windows 7, and digital photography.  Organizations interested in obtaining the free curriculum can visit