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Microsoft Unveils New Resource for Senior Citizens

Microsoft Seniors & Technology Web Site Lists 1,500 Computer Training Centers For Older Adults

What: Listing of 1,500 computer training centers for older adults around the country

Why: To further promote computer literacy among older adults, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled the Senior Training Resource Guide as a tool for seniors and their families to find training programs for older adults in their communities.

This comprehensive catalog includes 1,500 centers nationwide that offer introductory computer classes and/or special seniors programs by various government agencies and nonprofit organizations such as the U.S. Department of Labor, community colleges, community centers and SeniorNet. Microsoft compiled the resource in response to over 1,000 requests made by care-giving families, friends and community groups seeking a quick and easy way to find local computer training programs geared specifically toward older adults.

The new Senior Training Resource Guide is an extension of the Microsoft Senior Initiative, which aims to bridge the digital and generational divides by providing older adults with access to technology.

When: July 7, 1999

Where: http://www.microsoft.com/seniors/

Who: Microsoft Corp.

 

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