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Life on the Web in Retirment

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Presentation given Good Life Conference presented by the Elder Service Provider Council in Frederick, Maryland.

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Life on the Web in Retirment

  1. 1. Life on the “Web”:Using the Internet to Enhance Your Retirement Lifestyle Steve Gurney, Founder and Publisher Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook
  2. 2. Life on the “Phone”:Using the Telephone to Enhance Your Retirement Lifestyle Steve Gurney, Founder and Publisher Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook
  3. 3. Connecting to your“Purpose”
  4. 4. The top ten activities that seniors perform online are: 1. Sent a personal email (89%) 2. Viewed or printed a map online (69%) 3. Checked weather online (60%) 4. Paid/viewed bills online (51%) 5. Viewed/posted photos online (50%) 6. Read news (49%) 7. Checked personal health care information (47%) 8. Planned leisure trip online (39%) 9. Searched for recipes/meal plan (38%) 10. Read business/finance news (38%)
  5. 5. The top websites thatthese seniors visit are: • Google • Windows media player • Facebook • YouTube • Amazon • Yahoo! • Bing Web • Google Maps
  6. 6. DigitalImmigrant or a Digital Native?
  7. 7. Don’t Walk the Road• Computer User Groups• Adult Children & Alone Grandchildren• Neighbors• Community Centers• Church and Civic Groups• High Schools• Local Senior Living Centers
  8. 8. • Create strong passwords. Tips to • Don’t expose personalBecome information. Safer • Don’t fall for e-mail scams. Online • Know who you’re doing business with. • Use software to avoid malware. • Create safe e-mail aliases and usernames. • Avoid quizzes & surveys.
  9. 9. Jump inthe Pool!
  10. 10. • Every word matters. • Exact Word or Phrase search (“”)• Search is always case insensitive. (“frederick keys“)• Generally, punctuation is ignored • Search within a specific website (site:)• Keep it simple. (frederick, md site:washingtonpost.com)• Think how the page you are looking • Terms you want to exclude ( -) for will be written. (jaguar -cars –football)• Choose descriptive words. • Fill in the blanks (*) (Obama voted * on the * bill) • The OR operator (San Francisco Giants 2004 OR 2005)
  11. 11. Social MediaCan Be Like aHoliday LetterThat You CanUpdate 24/7!
  12. 12. It’s Been an Interesting Year . . .
  13. 13. Get Social? • Keep up to date with kids and grandkids • Connect with colleagues and your career • Share photos and memories • Solve problems get advice • Record your life history • Connect with a celebrity or authority directly
  14. 14. Social Media to Help withIllness, Caregiving and Disabilities
  15. 15. Connecting with overseas friends Checking on mom Having fun with the grandkids!
  16. 16. Consumer Reviews:Reinventing the way we shop, cook, travel, etc.
  17. 17. Consumer Reviews
  18. 18. Endless Possibilities to Connect to your Purpose! • Careers - www.encore.org • Genealogy • Online Learning • How to . . . (do anything) • Sports and Hobbies • Games • Much more!
  19. 19. Steve Gurney Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook 1-800-394-9990 ext. 1118 steve@proaging.comwww.retirement-living.comwww.everyoneisaging.com

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