SeniorNet Receives $122,500 "Cy Pres" Award
In 2010, Los Angeles Attorney David C. Parisi selected SeniorNet to receive a "Cy Pres" Award of $122,500, part of a $11.5 Million settlement. See "Award Tab" for more details.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to see our people use computers to enhance their quality of life. We also want to thank the volunteer tutors who give selflessly of their time to teach our tribe members – young and old. What the online world has to offer will be enlightening” said Fawn Sharp, chief of the Quinault Indian Nation.
“I'm grateful for the computer classes taught by Joanie at Emmaus/ SeniorNet (Washington, DC). I learned many computer skills, which were a great source of comfort, allowing me to stay connected with friends and family, to entertain myself with games and music, to skype with my daughter, and to stay informed of world events while I was home recovering. Many thanks to Joe and the staff for all of their support.”
93 Years Young Washingtonian
|Tips on Buying a Computer|
If you are in the market for a new desktop computer, you'll see a lot of technical jargon in computer ads. There are several essential specifications that you need to consider.
Dual-core (or duo) gives you twice the processing power of a regular processor and is worth the extra price.
1 GB of RAM should be sufficient for most uses; 2 GB or more if you use intensive graphics programs or games.
Hard drive storage:
Get a minimum of 100 GB; more if you save lots of digital photos or music. Optical drive: A CD-RW/ DVD Combo drive lets you view and save to a CD and view DVDs. A DVD+/-RW drive does that and also lets you copy DVDs.
Consider a 17" or 19" widescreen flat panel monitor for clear viewing that takes up a narrow (front-to-back) space. "All-in-one" models build the computer into the monitor casing to take even less space.
How will you use a computer?
Some people find software programs that permit them to do what they want and with which they are comfortable and then they find a computer that will run that software. If you are a novice it may not be easy for you to determine which program will best suit your needs. As with the purchase of the computer itself, you will need to rely on the advice of other computer owners or authors of computer articles.
3. Compare features of computers
"I'm 82 and I have 5 married children and 9 grandkids. One of my granddaughters lives in Singapore. We keep in touch with emails and Facebook...I'm a computer savvy senior who is in tune with what my family is doing on a daily basis."
--Mary Lou Thomas