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Telikin and SeniorNet Partner To Bring Easy To Use Computers To Senior Citizens PDF Email

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June 4, 2012 | Chalfont, PA | www.Telikin.com

 

Chalfont, June 4, 2012 - Telikin has announced they will be partnering with SeniorNet, the nation's largest non profit organization specializing in computer and internet education for adults over 55 and those in need.

 

With more than 60 Learning Centers, six of which are located on American Indian Reservations, SeniorNet relies on the generous support of sponsors like AT&T, IBM, Verizon, Microsoft, Adobe and US Department of the Interior Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), to provide the tools that have allowed more than a million people to learn new skills and explore the digital world.

 

Telikin is committed to helping people who are computer novices connect with family, friends and the world. As part of their Telikin Cares Program, Telikin donates computers to organizations and communities who are committed to teaching seniors computing skills. As part of this commitment, several SeniorNet centers have received Telikin computers, to help introduce seniors to computing using the state of the art, easy to use, touchscreen, Linux based computer. They are exploring the use in centers across the country.

 

"Telikin is a solution for consumers looking for a simple, yet fully functional computer that allows them to enjoy video chat, photosharing, email, and social media, games, word processing, entertainment and more, minus the viruses, pop-ups, and overwhelming number and costs of applications", said Fred Allegrezza, Founder and CEO of Telikin. "We share SeniorNet's commitment to helping seniors learn computing and are very excited for the opportunity to have Telikin computers be part of their centers".

 

Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet Board Chairman and IBM Business Development Executive states, "using this latest technology, provided by Telikin to 'knock down the walls of senior isolation' and bridge the underserved digital gap significantly helps SeniorNet in fulfilling its mission. The Telikin partnership will enable us not only to increase our support but we are now able to provide specialized education to those that have mobility impairments. We are pleased and excited with this new partnership -- it will truly make a difference".

 

About SeniorNet SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 60 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

About Telikin Located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, Telikin makes the easy to use, all-in-one, touchscreen computer that integrates popular features such as videochat with integrated Skype, photosharing with an integrated facebook application, email, contacts, weather, news, full web browser, word processing, built in video help and more in a sleek, linux based, virus free system. With the large monitor, intuitive interface, easy menu of popular features, and extensive customer support, Telikin helps people stay connected to their families, friends and the world. Find out more at www.telikin.com.

 

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SeniorNet Extends 25th Anniversary Success into 2012 PDF Email

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March 13, 2012, 9:29 a.m. EDT

 

SeniorNet Extends 25th Anniversary Success into 2012

 

Sponsors Microsoft, AT&T, IBM, Adobe and others Expand SeniorNet's Reach

 

WASHINGTON, Mar 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SeniorNet celebrated its 25th Anniversary in May of 2011 and now in 2012 has even more success to celebrate. The non-profit saw a nine percent growth rate in members and volume for 2011 and received a total of more than $1.275 million of in-kind donations to help seniors and underserved communities access the Internet.

With more than 60 Learning Centers, six of which are located on American Indian Reservations, SeniorNet relies on the generous support of sponsors like AT&T, IBM, Verizon, Microsoft, Adobe and US Department of the Interior Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), to provide the tools that have allowed more than a million people to learn new skills and explore the digital world. A growing network of motivated and skilled volunteers share time and wisdom to guide students to their on-line goals.

 

2012 Initiatives

Earlier this year, SeniorNet added three initiatives that have been particularly popular. SeniorNet recently launched a social media blog http://seniornet.org/blog/ to help familiarize users with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. SeniorNet also partnered with Winster an on-line gaming site for seniors and boomers designed to encourage social interaction, collaboration and mental stimulation through puzzles and card games. Also this year, SeniorNet entered into a partnership with Milestone Broadcast Corporation. In 1998 Milestone created Good News Planet to broadcast to the world, life affirming, thought provoking Good News, with a focus on seniors, technology, health, science, travel and entertainment from leaders in these industries. Information from Good News Planet is now available through the SeniorNet website.

"We couldn't be more pleased with our progress after a quarter Century," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman and IBM Business Development Executive. "With the continued support of our sponsors, partners and volunteers we have been able to bridge the technology gap in many areas, helping seniors and the underserved enjoy fulfilling, rewarding lives."

For practical, "geek-speak-free" information about social media, visit seniornet.org/blog/, follow @SeniorNetOrg on Twitter, and "like" SeniorNet's Facebook Page today!

 

About SeniorNet

SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 60 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

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SeniorNet To Launch New Center on Quinault Indian Reservation PDF Email

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Jan. 18, 2012, 9:30 a.m. EST

 

SeniorNet To Launch New Center on Quinault Indian Reservation

 

IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Adobe and AT&T Sponsorships to Help Brighten the Future for the Quinault Tribe

 

WASHINGTON, Jan 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SeniorNet announces the opening of its sixth Indian Reservation Learning Center in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED). Located primarily in Queets, Washington, home of the Quinault Tribe about 90 miles from Taholah, the new center will allow residents of the reservation to earn GEDs, train and search for jobs, and communicate with relatives in other parts of the country.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to see our people use computers to enhance their quality of life. We also want to thank the volunteer tutors who give selflessly of their time to teach our tribe members -- young and old. What the online world has to offer will be enlightening," said Fawn Sharp, chief of the Quinault Tribe.

More than 90 percent of Reservations lack access to high speed Internet and studies have shown that when it is available, Native Americans make higher use of it for learning and e-commerce than other groups. The new center's computers, training and software were made possible by donations from companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Adobe and AT&T.

"SeniorNet is pleased to be able to bring 21st Century communication tools and training to members of the Quinault Tribe," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman and IBM Business Development Executive. "Our volunteers and sponsors are committed to providing on-ramps to the digital highway to all rural and underserved areas."

 

About SeniorNet

SeniorNet ( www.seniornet.org ) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those with a need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has almost 65 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

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The Honorable Kathy Greenlee to Keynote at SeniorNet Silver Anniversary Event May 19th on Capitol Hill

SeniorNet to Launch New Initiative Called Seniors Back to Work

 

Washington, DC (May 16, 2011) - The Honorable Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker at SeniorNet's official Silver Anniversary celebration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on May 19, 2011. She is expected to highlight the importance of computer skills and Internet training opportunities for underserved older populations.

 

The Hon. Ms. Greenlee will be joined by business leaders from IBM, Microsoft, Verizon and AT&T. Other dignitaries expected to attend include State Senator Joanne C. Benson, 24th District, Prince Georges County, Maryland and State Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, also from the 24th District in Prince Georges County, Maryland where a new SeniorNet Center recently opened.

Also in attendance will be Hank Clemente, SeniorNet Director of Curriculum Development from Hot Springs, Arkansas and representatives from SeniorNet centers across the country including 2010 Chairman's Award winners Slava Vero from Huntington, New York; Chief Donald W. Rodgers of the Catawba Indian Reservation, Rock Hill, South Carolina; and Fred Elser of Greenwich, Connecticut all of whom excelled last year in promoting SeniorNet classes, increasing volunteer staff, increasing membership, and implementing best practices.

The celebration is from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Room 106 where refreshments will be served. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend.

"SeniorNet is using this occasion to launch our new Seniors Back to Work initiative," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman and IBM Business Development Executive. "This effort will be of tremendous value to many across the country; we have a lot to celebrate."

Many of SeniorNet's major sponsors are supporting the new Seniors Back to Work program by providing the latest technology and free tuition access. The learning module for SeniorNet's (www.seniornet.org) online webcampus is designed specifically to help adults over 55 who have retired or been forced out of the workplace during the recent economic downturn. Using Seniors Back to Work will allow them to acquire the computer skills that are a key element in finding and landing a job in today's market.

About SeniorNet
SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 8,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has almost 65 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

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Government Officials and Private Industry Leaders to Gather at SeniorNet's May 19th Celebration on Capitol Hill

SeniorNet Launches New Initiative Called "Seniors Back to Work"



WASHINGTON, May 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leaders from IBM, Microsoft, Verizon and AT&T will join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, and other prominent non-profit retirement and aging groups for SeniorNet's official Silver Anniversary celebration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on May 19, 2011.

 

"We are excited to be celebrating our 25th year by adding computer training to more senior assisted living facilities and announcing our new Seniors Back to Work effort," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman and IBM Business Development Executive.

 

As part of SeniorNet's 2015 roadmap, many of its major sponsors are supporting--with the latest technology and free tuition access--a new initiative that will be explained in detail at the event. Called Seniors Back to Work, the program is a new learning module for SeniorNet's (www.seniornet.org) online webcampus designed specifically to help adults over 55 who have retired or been forced out of the workplace during the recent economic downturn. It will allow them to acquire the computer skills that are an important element in finding and landing a job in today's market.

 

The celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Room 106 where refreshments will be served. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend.

 

The speaker lineup includes prominent Native American leader Don Rodgers, Chief of the Catawba Tribe; Jack Stevens, chief of the Division for Economic Development for the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development; James Thurston, senior policy program manager for Microsoft; Albert Morales, general manager of strategy and transformation in Global Business Services for IBM Corporation; Ted Childs, founder of Ted Childs, LLC; a representative from AT&T and a keynoter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging.

 

SeniorNet has provided adults over 55 with computer skills and Internet training for 25 years in classrooms across the country. In March, the organization launched an affordable online learning center (www.webcampus.seniornet.org) with more than 300 courses that is designed for the homebound, those with limited mobility or anyone who wants to improve their computer skills from home 24/7.

 

About SeniorNet SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 8,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has almost 65 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 
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