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Senior Planning Press Release PDF Email

 



For Release: October 14, 2014 07:55 AM CDT

Contact: Michele M. Williams, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 239-275-2202

 

Senior Planning Services Teams Up with SeniorNet to Educate Seniors On Medicaid Planning

 

Howell, NJ (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 --

 

Senior Planning Services, providing expert guidance for elder care issues, and Florida-based SeniorNet, a nonprofit organization providing the adult demographic education and access to computer technologies, have teamed up to help seniors navigate the rough seas of applying for Medicaid. Part of this program will focus on educating seniors on the topic of Medicaid eligibility and proper planning, while also helping them through the somewhat complicated process of applying for this coverage.

 

Senior Planning Services has made its mark in the industry as a veteran healthcare consulting company that is all about giving back to the community and helping where it makes a difference. Billed as the ultimate solution for optimized Medicaid eligibility, Senior Planning Services reports that thousands of Medicaid applicants and their families have relied on their expertise, promising a secure financial future for their qualified applicants.

 

The Medicaid application process is often frustrating for applicants and their families, states a Senior Planning Services spokesperson. The risk of failure is real, and the cost of failure can be financially devastating. This is why we have teamed up with SeniorNet because when a loved one is in need of long-term care, it is likely that there are numerous challenges to contend with.

 

Since its inception in 1986, SeniorNets mission has been to help seniors and those with specific needs by providing computer education, internet skills and sharing the latest technologies. As a premiere educational 501(c)3 nonprofit, SeniorNet has benefitted more than two million people. It has learning Centers throughout the U.S. including Indian Reservations in rural and urban areas as well as its affiliations in other countries.

 

Leslie M. Smith, retired IBM Business Development Executive and SeniorNet Chairman of the Board said, "this is another great example of collaboration to support our valuable and precious seniors. We believe that the information provided by Senior Planning Services will be very helpful to seniors."

 

About SeniorNet:

SeniorNet is located at 5237 Summerlin Commons Boulevard Suite 314 in Fort Myers, FL and can be reached by calling (239) 275-2202. For more information visit:http://www.seniornet.comhttp://www.senior-planning.com or Contact Senior Planning Services at 855-775-2664.

 


 
Saar Nepal Press Release PDF Email

 



For Release: October 14, 2014 07:55 AM CDT

Contact: Michele M. Williams, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 239-275-2202

 

SeniorNet Supports Saar Nepal's Elder Education Program through its Charlene A. Francis Scholarship

 

FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SeniorNet, the world's leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults, announced today it has awarded a $2,000.00 sponsorship from the Charlene A. Francis Scholarship Fund to Saar Nepal, a Nepalese organization that is similar in mission to SeniorNet and dedicated to educating and maintaining the wellbeing of their elder population. In addition, Saar Nepal will be provided access to the benefits and privileges given to SeniorNet Learning Centers across the United States. This grant marks another landmark in SeniorNet’s international reach, after earlier this year hosting a delegation from China eager to replicate SeniorNet’s successful learning model.

 

 

“We are proud to help support an organization like Saar Nepal in its parallel mission. Computers skills are crucial to enhancing everyone’s lives especially seniors who are sometimes isolated. This is a global challenge for all of us.”

 

 

The Charlene Francis Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to honor her. She has made significant contributions to SeniorNet both at its Learning Centers and on the organization's national Board of Directors. Francis has served as a member, volunteer and distinguished leader for more than 25 years, including her dedicated years in leading the SeniorNet Learning Center in Oklahoma City where she continues to play an active role today.

 

Drawing on local resources -- tech company retirees, community facilities and donated equipment --SeniorNet minimizes its need to conduct large-scale fundraising activities by partnering with major corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Que Publishing, Adobe, Google, AT&T and others. This specific scholarship is funded primarily by individual donations.

 

Leslie M. Smith, retired IBM Business Development Executive and SeniorNet Chairman of the Board said, “We are proud to help support an organization like Saar Nepal in its parallel mission. Computers skills are crucial to enhancing everyone’s lives especially seniors who are sometimes isolated. This is a global challenge for all of us.” SeniorNet Supports Saar Nepal’s Elder Education Program through its Charlene A. Francis Scholarship

 

Aarati Poudel, founder and president of Saar Nepal, said, “We are pleased to accept this sponsorship from SeniorNet. Seniors in both of our countries face several similar challenges and this grant will go a long way in furthering technology education for our most precious citizens.”

 

About Saar Nepal

Saar Nepal, (www.saarnepal.org) located in Kathmandu, is a non-profit organization founded by committed Nepalese citizens drawn from development workers, social workers, youth activists and other professionals with the common interest of addressing the issues of elderly citizens. Saar Nepal exclusively works for the rights and protection of the elderly with an emphasis on successful aging.

 

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 two million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Fort Myers, Florida, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 30 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

Contacts

SeniorNet

Michele M. Williams, 293-275-2202 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

 


 
Chinese Delegation Visits Seniornet Press Release PDF Email

 



For Release: January 6, 2014

Contact: Michele M. Williams, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 239-275-2202

 

SeniorNet Shares its Operational Model and Latest Microsoft Workshop with Chinese Delegation

 

New SeniorNet Headquarters Opens in Florida

 

Fort Myers, FL, Jan. 6, 2014 – The SeniorNet Learning Center in San Jose Willows, Calif. recently welcomed a delegation of 14 dignitaries (click for letter and photo) from various regions in China to provide insight into how SeniorNet has become so successful and to share its operational and educational protocols. The visitors were management representatives for the Committees on Aging in China from the national level and throughout 12 provinces and municipalities.

 

The delegation, which attended a Microsoft Windows 8 workshop, saw firsthand how class content and curriculum is developed using surveys of intended students, as well as SeniorNet’s extensive use of volunteers in the teaching process. Drawing on local resources such as tech company retirees, community facilities and donated equipment, SeniorNet minimizes its need to conduct massive fundraising activities that strain limited resources by partnering with major corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Que Publishing and others who help fulfill its mission.

 

Ms. Li Shumei, Deputy Director, Heilongjiang Provincial Committee on Aging said SeniorNet has, “a very good self-support education model without relying on budget and tendency of bureaucratic management. Such a model would help the still developing China develop more educations centers alike. It is a valuable example.”

 

This was an enlightening new business model for SeniorNet’s Chinese counterparts. The delegation was eager to return to China and put what they learned into practice for the senior citizens in their home country.

 

Leslie M. Smith, IBM Business Development Executive (retired) and SeniorNet Chairman of the Board said, “We were just delighted to host the Chinese delegation and share our knowledge. Computers skills are crucial to social connections for seniors and the hope that this will connect more people outside the U.S. is the best New Year’s gift we could get.”

 

New Headquarters

 

In a move from its former location in Herndon, Virginia, SeniorNet officially opened its new headquarters on January 1 at 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Suite 314, Fort Myers, FL  33907. The phone number is (239) 275-2202 and the fax number is (239) 275-2501.

 

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 Fort Myers, Florida, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 50 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas. 

 

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Microsoft Press Release PDF Email

 


Microsoft and Que Publishing Partner with SeniorNet

SeniorNet Offers Free Windows 8 Classes To Seniors At selected Microsoft Stores

WASHINGTON--()--SeniorNet Centers across the country now have access to Windows 8 and Office 2013 software courtesy of a large Microsoft grant.

 

Microsoft has partnered with SeniorNet to offer free workshops (Introduction to Windows 8) to be held at selected Microsoft retail outlets. The schedule for upcoming classes can be found here www.seniornet.org/microsoft-workshops.html.

 

The classes are designed for seniors, including those who are underserved, and members of organizations such as AARP. Students who participate will benefit from a unique approach to learning Windows 8, free textbooks for reference after the workshop and the use of Surface products for their classroom learning experience at the Microsoft store locations.

 

SeniorNet and Microsoft have had a productive and fruitful relationship for the past 23 years. A new partner joining this teaching venture is Que Publishing, an imprint of Pearson. Pearson is the world's leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Que recently supplied SeniorNet Centers with a valuable collection of books for instructors and classroom use nationwide.

 

SeniorNet is working with Que, which has 29 years of experience in providing practical advice on computers and technology, to create the right level of curriculum for the free Introduction to Windows 8 sessions. SeniorNet provides instructors, administrative staff, class registrations and certificates of completion for participating seniors.

 

"We are delighted to receive these generous gifts and extremely grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with Microsoft and Que Publishing," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet Board Chairman, and IBM Business Development Executive. “Providing computer skills and new technology to seniors will help in tearing down the walls of isolation and ultimately enhance their quality of life".

 

For practical, "geek-speak-free" information about social media, visit seniornet.org/blog/, follow @SeniorNetOrg on Twitter, and "like" SeniorNet's Facebook Page today. If you would like to help SeniorNet by donating, click https://www.seniornet.org/donate/.

 

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 50 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

Contacts

Media Contact:
Michele M. Williams, 571-203-7100
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Que Press Release PDF Email

 


PRESS RELEASE

March 28, 2013 | Indianapolis | www.quepublishing.com

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INDIANAPOLIS -- March 28, 2013 -- Que Publishing (www.quepublishing.com) announced today a partnership with SeniorNet, a non-profit company that provides technology training to adults over 55 and the underserved via more than 60 computer learning centers throughout the U.S. and its affiliates worldwide.

Designed to directly benefit the over one million clients SeniorNet has served since its start in 1986, the partnership will offer member discounts on Que products, including print books, ebooks and video, as well as the placement of technology books for use by instructors and students at each learning center. SeniorNet members will have access to special promotions, resources and content.

 

"Que Publishing's focus is teaching the fundamentals of technology to beginner and intermediate users. A partnership with SeniorNet is an excellent way to bring our products to this segment of the population. We're excited to offer SeniorNet and its clients products to help learn the necessary skills to use every day technologies," said Greg Wiegand, Editor in Chief, Que Publishing.

 

"This is a very valuable partnership for SeniorNet and we are pleased with the many benefits afforded to our members," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet Board Chairman and IBM Business Development Executive. "This unique relationship with Que Publishing allows those with computer needs to become less isolated and more a part of our technology driven planet."

 

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 Pearson

 

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

 

 
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