How to make devices easier to use
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How to make devices easier to use

Our friends at Community Technology Network recently blogged about different ways devices can be configured to make them easier to use. Author Adam Lui highlights how important it is for seniors to be able to confidently use their devices and features 5 great tips/tricks that are sure to be helpful for users of all ages. These include: … Continue reading

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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Signed into Law

Statement from Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law today, reaffirming our nation’s commitment to the health and well-being of older adults. Earlier this year, the President called on Congress to reauthorize this important legislation as part of his remarks at the White … Continue reading

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Webinar for Older Americans Month

“In honor of Older Americans Month, the Federal Communications Commission hosted the first in a series of webinars created with several key partners to highlight resources for professionals who work with seniors to address their digital literacy and broadband adoption needs. ” You can find the agenda and related materials including the PowerPoint presentations by … Continue reading

SF DAAS BTOP Volunteers Appreciation July 10, 2013
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SF DAAS BTOP Volunteers Appreciation July 10, 2013

Written by staff of Office on the Aging (OOA), San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services On July 10, 2013, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) celebrated the success of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) at Eastern Park Seniors Apartments.  Anne Hinton, Executive Director of DAAS thanked the volunteers and … Continue reading

Broadband Adoption Toolkit
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Broadband Adoption Toolkit

In 2009, Congress appropriated $4.7B in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) for NTIA to establish BTOP, one of the largest federal investments to date in the expansion of the Nation’s broadband infrastructure.3 BTOP’s purposes are to increase broadband access and adoption; provide broadband training and support to schools, libraries, healthcare providers, and … Continue reading

Older Americans Month
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Older Americans Month

  Every year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. The theme for Older Americans Month 2013, Unleash the Power of Age, has never been more fitting. Older Americans are productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential … Continue reading

Wii Tournament Between SF Senior Centers
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Wii Tournament Between SF Senior Centers

On April 24, 2014 the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services successfully completed the inaugural Nintendo Wii online tournament for the SF Connected program.  Participants included Seniors from Mission Creek Adult Day Health Center, Richmond Senior Center, and Curry Senior Center.  With Nintendo Wii’s and software provided through the SF BTOP grant, participants … Continue reading