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Technology

There’s a myth that older adults don’t like technology. Nonsense! Let’s explore the best apps, websites, gadgets and services for dynamic older women, like us.

7 Easy Ways to Avoid Identity Theft and Senior Scams
11 months ago

7 Easy Ways to Avoid Identity Theft and Senior Scams

I remember the moment of panic when, 5 years ago, I realized that I had just had my wallet stolen. I was standing outside a store in Milan, admiring a particularly nice pair of shoes in the window, when a young man bumped into me. He held up his hands apologetically and smiled. As he disappeared into the crowd, realization dawned on me and I started to panic. Read More

7 Tips for Women Over 60 to Get More from Social Media
12 months ago

7 Tips for Women Over 60 to Get More from Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, SnapChat – the list goes on and on…

Social Media is mainstream and everyone is jumping on board. Many of us over 60 don’t really know what Social Media will do, but we are willing to give it a try. Read More

How to Tune Your Facebook Settings to Friends, Not Fluff
1 year ago

How to Tune Your Facebook Settings to Friends, Not Fluff

I love Facebook. It allows me to keep up with friends who I’ve lost contact with over time. Friends relocate, they change jobs and life in general always seems to get in the way.

The best way I know of keeping in touch is through Facebook. But it comes with a price. Read More

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud
1 year ago

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud

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I hope by reading my tale you will be more alert to the unscrupulous characters lurking on the internet. Also it is my desire that you will be forewarned, empowered and confident enough to listen to the warning bells I ignored. Read More

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself
1 year ago

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself

We all do our best to keep our computers secure. In fact, I woke up this morning to a useful link to a very handy guide on computer safety. But in my case it was like shutting the door after the horse had bolted. Read More

Stop Staring at Your Mobile Phone and Get More from Life After 60
1 year ago

Stop Staring at Your Mobile Phone and Get More from Life After 60

We’ve all seen the jokes about social media and mobile phones. For so many people these days, it seems an impossible task to put their phones in their pocket or purse. Read More

The Latest Technology is Amazing But Can Never Replace a Hug
1 year ago

The Latest Technology is Amazing But Can Never Replace a Hug

My father turned 90 in May. We had a small birthday party at his house, which I filmed on my phone. He was blowing out candles on a cake, although he could not eat the cake. He has a feeding tube and has not eaten normally for over 20 years, since his last cancer surgery. Read More

Staying Connected After 60 – Have Text Messages Killed the Call?
1 year ago

Staying Connected After 60 – Have Text Messages Killed the Call?

Do you remember the song, “We Don’t Talk Anymore?”

It was written back in the 1970s, long before mobile phones had become a part of our lives.

How many of us recall the days when you picked up the phone and dialed your best friend, sister or Mother for a long gossipy chat? Usually, you curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea or coffee. Or, perhaps you had a glass of wine or a gin and tonic close to hand. Read More

5 Powerful Benefits of Social Media for Women Over 60
2 years ago

5 Powerful Benefits of Social Media for Women Over 60

I have no idea why people my age are shying away from using social media when it is so easy to use, providing us with many great opportunities. This is especially true for us gals over 60. Is it that old “fear” of computers? Haven’t you gotten over that yet? You should be comfortable with on-line shopping, banking and surfing for websites by now. Read More

You’ll Love How these Kids React to the Technologies that We Grew Up with 
2 years ago

You’ll Love How these Kids React to the Technologies that We Grew Up with 

Every time I visit my granddaughter, it never ceases to amaze me how much technology is integrated into her little life. She probably has no idea that the mobile phone that she carries around has more processing power than the computer on the Apollo 11 – actually it has WAY more processing power! Read More