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SeniorNet New Partnership with
Milestone and Good News Planet Corporation
Feb. 2, 2012
I am very pleased to announce our partnership with Milestone and Good News Planet Corporation.

SeniorNet has had a long and fruitful relationship with Paul Sladkus going back to 1998.

Tuesday, February 7th marks the
Annual Safer Internet Day

An event aimed to bring all generations of Internet users together to learn how to use it safely.

If you are interested in learning how to protect yourself, your computer, your personal information, and your privacy while using the Internet, you are invited to attend a free workshop hosted by the Microsoft Store on February 7th.

Beginning at 11:00 AM and continuing every hour through 8:00 PM, every store will present a 15-minute mini-workshop on computer security, data privacy, and online safety. Not only is this workshop free, but you will also have a chance to win one of 140 $100 Microsoft Store gift cards. These gift cards can be used to buy computers, software, hardware upgrades, or anything else at the Microsoft Store!

Whether you use the Internet for hours every day or just once a month, it is important to know how to protect yourself from whatever may possibly threaten your safety and privacy online. For many years, Microsoft has been a big supporter of SeniorNet and SeniorNet’s mission to provide high-quality computer education to older adults. So don’t miss out on this free opportunity to visit a Microsoft Store to learn about Internet safety and enter for a chance to win a gift card!

To see a list of other Microsoft Store locations: has a positive image within many communities in the United States and abroad. Their interviews range from celebrities like Michael Douglas, Mary J. Blige, The Honorable Kathy Greenlee (Secretary of Aging) Ted Danson, Les Paul to the everyday man and in total 1,000’s of these interviews are circulated around the world. On September 21, 2012 Good News Planet will create an event to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and to Pause the World.

Our 2012 Quarterly SeniorNet Newsletters will now be published in-conjunction with Milestone and Good News Planet Corporation.

You will receive newsletters that combine our SeniorNet stories and content. has a focus on seniors, technology, health, science, travel and entertainment from the leaders in these industries.

We are very excited about this partnership and know that you will find these stories of interest and value.

Letter from the Founder of
Milestone and Good News Planet Corporation

Paul Sladkus

Milestone and Good News Planet Corporation is very honored to announce a new partnership with SeniorNet.

For the last 14 years I have served on the board of the oldest and largest leading computer educational program in America. My friend, Mr. Leslie Smith, IBM Senior Executive, Chairman of the Board of Senior Net asked me to serve and I have been proud to do so. Created in 1986, SeniorNet has taught more than a million Boomers and Seniors how to use a computer and new technologies at their learning centers all over the country. Many companies have been behind this outreach, including AT&T, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM, Verizon, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and others. One of the latest SeniorNet initiatives is to close the digital divide for the underserved and people that need computer skills.

Our formalized relationship with SeniorNet will allow both organizations to share our content and community with each other worldwide. So please when you receive an email with SeniorNet and/or Good News Planet take a moment to read it. So please share it with those who can benefit. Also, please share it with those who can benefit and remember we all have a boomer or senior in our life and will certainly become a senior or boomer!!!!!!!!!

One of the exciting opportunities with our partnership is that we plan to create a Good News Planet Studio in every SeniorNet Community Center for members of SeniorNet and members of Good News Planet to share their Good News. The community will then post the content onto and onto This is Good News for the World!!!

About Milestone Broadcast and Good News Planet: Milestone Broadcast Corporation was created in 1985 by Paul Sladkus after an Award Winning career with CBS and PBS working on shows like (All in the Family, Carol Burnett, Sonny and Cher and Love of Life and on PBS Nature and Brain Series). In 1998 Milestone created to broadcast to the world, life affirming, thought provoking Good News, Entertainment and Events. Positive Content in English and Foreign Languages. The company is headquartered in New York City.

Thank you,

Leslie M. Smith
Board Chairman


December 2011 PDF Email

We need your help to continue our mission in
providing computer skills to seniors
Dec. 10, 2011
Facts ...
We know that we are living in trying times.
We know that seniors turning 65 this year will begin receiving Social Security via direct deposit.

We know that seniors seek information on:
  • Health issues, complex prescriptions, safe drugs, drug usage
  • Financial matters, insurance, price checking
  • Legal issues, wills, trusts
  • Using social media, chat rooms, blogs, Facebook, sharing wisdom on-line
  • Communicating long distance with distant family and friends

We know that in some cases the trusted family or friend is not always available to
provide the information needed.
We know that skills to access the internet will be crucial to many senior's mere existence.
We know that providing computer skills to seniors will help them lead a more fulfilling life.

Our recent partnership with Prescription Discount Card is an example of SeniorNet making a difference. This discount card is on our website for all seniors and their families to use. Unfortunately, only those with access to technology and who have computer skills will benefit from this discount.

SeniorNet's operation and utility costs continue to rise just like everyone else's. However, we believe that the value we bring to thousands of seniors in local communities and on Indian Reservations across the country is truly worth the effort.

Please take a moment and help us in making a difference. A contribution from you will go directly to supporting and helping seniors become computer literate. You see the issue, you know this is a real problem for many of our seniors -- help us to help others.

Go to - click on Donate Today!

Or send your donation to ....

12801 Worldgate Drive, Suite 500
Herndon, VA 20170

We are a 501c3 - All contributions are tax deductible.

Thank You and Happy Holidays,

Leslie M. Smith
Board Chairman

What is social media? PDF Email
Jerry Mathers
Jerry Mathers from Leave it to Beaver

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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