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SeniorNet & Snow Monkeys

Truly a great story!


It's about Joe Pontecorvo, Volunteer Instructor at SeniorNet Puget Sound. Joe is a lifetime member of SeniorNet. He started with Puget Sound in 1990 - the year that SeniorNet was incorporated. He helped with the roll out of Windows 95 along with SeniorNet Founder Mary Furlong.


Joe is one of the oldest surviving instructors across the country. He will be 88 years young on June 1st.


And that's not all . . .


Joe is the proud father of another Joe Pontecorvo, who just happens to be the world renowned cinematographer of Pontecorvo Productions. His works include the production of PBS Nature documentaries, including the Oscar-nominated "Bears of the Last Frontier". It's about the black, grizzly, and polar bears of Alaska. 


And now . . . "Snow Monkeys", premiering Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8/7c on PBS. Click the image above for a trailer of the upcoming program.


Joe Sr., thank you for your dedication and service. Joe Jr., kudos to you, sir! I am sure lots of people will watch and enjoy.


Leslie M. Smith 
Chairman of the Board

Joe Hesketh of Puget Sound PDF Email

Bellevue's Hesketh named volunteer of year for RSVP

joe-heskethJoe Hesketh of Bellevue has been named the 2014 King County volunteer of the year for RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The award was presented Feb. 8 at A Day at the Symphony in Benaroya Hall.

Hesketh was nominated by the local SeniorNet of Puget Sound Computer Learning Center and was selected from a group of nominees submitted by senior (over 55) organizations throughout King County.

Hesketh has been an active member of SeniorNet for 17 years where he has served as treasurer for 9 1/2 years. In the computer classroom, he is an informative instructor, writes own material for several classes, assists in classes and helps people with problems in computer labs.

Throughout the years he has accumulated 4,782 hours of SeniorNet service in addition to other volunteer activities including serving on many committees at Saint Louise Catholic Church; speaking for Chore, a service to help the disabled; and weekly visits to assisted living residents.

Martha Streeter of Washington DC PDF Email

“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.”


Martha Streeter
93 Years Young Washingtonian


What is social media? PDF Email

You hear about social media just about everywhere you go - there's no escaping it! And, believe it or not, it's not just for kids anymore. Golden Girl Betty White re-launched her career using Facebook, Jerry Mathers, aka "The Beaver," is tweeting about how to live a longer and healthier life (even with diabetes), and an elderly couple's "Webcam 101" video goes viral on YouTube, making them instant Internet sensations. 

The numbers don't lie. According to Pew Internet & American Life Project, social media use among Internet users ages 50 and older has nearly doubled - from 22% to 42% over the past year. Half (47%) of Internet users ages 50-64 and 26% users age 65 and older now use social media.




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