What is Senior Planet?

Senior Planet (www.seniorplanet.org) is a website that specializes in news related to the quality of life of older adults. In addition to news about health, entertainment, relationships, money matters, food, and so on, Senior Planet also places a spotlight on how older adults can use technology to enhance various aspects of their lives. Whether it's connecting with others, learning how to do-it-yourself, keeping healthy, or just having some fun, Senior Planet can show you how to use the latest gadgets to make the most of your golden years… kind of like what we do here at Techboomers!

Its headquarters in New York City is called the Senior Planet Exploration Center, where they hold classes for older adults on learning basic skills necessary for using today's computers and mobile devices (smart phones, tablet computers, e-readers, and so on). Senior Planet itself is actually part of a bigger initiative called Older Adults Technology Services (O.A.T.S.), a non-profit company dedicated to helping older adults learn how to use technology to be more active in their social circles and communities.

So what are you waiting for? Get involved! Leave a comment on an article that you like to let others know what you think of it, or leave a message for Senior Planet to let them know how they're doing. Sign up for Senior Planet's newsletter to make sure you know about their latest senior-oriented articles first. Or, if you're in the New York City area, check Senior Planet's calendar to register for senior-friendly events (like theatre performances or movie nights) around town, or enroll yourself in technology tutorial courses at the Senior Planet Exploration Center. There are so many ways to age with attitude!

And of course, check out the rest of the Senior Planet tutorials here on Techboomers. We’ll teach you how to do everything mentioned above and more!