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Become a Tech-Active Senior: Defeat Your Fear, Get Connected, Expand Your World by [Clapsaddle, Marie]
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I highly recommend Become a Tech-Active Senior as a valuable and necessary resource for seniors.

Seniors frequently suffer depression when their lifestyle becomes increasingly isolated after retirement. Loss of mobility, ailments and limited social contact are the most common factors, but the rapid digitalization adds a new element of exclusion from participation in community. Those who retired before receiving adequate training in the digital media are now left behind without a compass to navigate in a new, alienating world.

Booking a ticket for a flight can be an insurmountable problem after travel agencies went out of business. Buying a book may be a matter of a strenuous day trip after the majority of local book stores closed. Music is no longer accessible since there are no more record stores. Participating in most cultural events requires online booking. Those who missed the window of opportunity to learn digital skills are intimidated by the unfamiliar world around them. Attending basic computer classes may not be an option for seniors who depend on help for travelling, and owner's manuals are rarely user friendly.

Ms. Clapsaddle's book offers a compassionate, easy-to-follow guide to the digital world. It's a dearly needed resource for the tech-shy, sure to improve life quality.

--Veronika Stutz, licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

About the Author

Thanks to a librarian aunt and parents who passed on their love of reading, Marie spent much of her childhood with her nose in a book. Her love of learning, and sharing what she learns, lead to a 16-year career teaching English in Japan. 

Living in another country prompted Marie to learn about technologies that would keep her in touch with family and friends. She learned about email, IM, and Skype and in the process discovered the amazing wealth of information available on the Internet. 

Now retired and living in New Hampshire, Marie still has a passion for learning and technology. She finds her life enriched by podcasts and audiobooks, ebooks, language learning resources, streaming video, online shopping, Facebook, Ravelry (an online community of knitters), and researching anything and everything.

Marie's current mission is to share the joys and benefits of technology with other seniors. In her book Become a Tech-Active Senior, she helps seniors work through mental and emotional barriers standing in the way of embracing a tech-rich life, and presents basic information about useful tech devices that match the needs and interests of seniors.

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  • File Size: 463 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1533019002
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01E2QT0BM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,144 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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