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Volunteers Needed for Curriculum Development ...

SeniorNet’s Curriculum Development Department is looking for volunteers who would like to join us in developing new curriculum for our SeniorNet Learning Centers.

Our aim is to meet the needs of both our current student membership, incoming ‘boomers’, as well as the challenges of our ever changing technology scene. We are looking for people who understand those needs and would like to share their knowledge with all our SeniorNet Learning Centers.

Be it a single product or several, your knowledge is more important than your writing skills.

If you are interested in developing course manuals and workshops please contact Hank Clemente at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Increase Awareness for your Learning Centers with SeniorNet Branded Print Templates ...

The SeniorNet/Vistaprint portal is for the exclusive use of SeniorNet Learning Centers. Access to the portal is available to all Learning Center Leaders through Leadership Exchange. The print products include Brochures, Flyer, Rack Card and Post Card. To download and view product samples click here: click the download arrow on the far right (Allow a few seconds for the download to complete).

Drive Membership With Two New Course Offerings Now Available ...

SeniorNet’s Curriculum Department has recently completed two new course offerings that will soon be available at your local SeniorNet Learning Center: “Digital Photo Editing for Beginners” and, “Video Editing and Movie Making for Beginners”.

The courses use MS Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker programs which are included in Microsoft’s Windows Live Essentials, a FREE download from Microsoft.

Organize, edit and share.Windows Live Photo Gallery supports many formats so you can import your photos from your camera, mobile phone, or camcorder directly to your computer.

Photo Gallery makes it easy to organize and edit your photos so they look their best, Then, using the video editing features available in Windows Live Movie Maker, we show you how to edit videos and combine them with photos into a single movie (including titles, credits and music) to enjoy and to share with family and friends.

See what you can click the download arrow on the far right. (Allow about a minute for the download to complete then click open)

Microsoft Word 2010 Manual available in December ...

Microsoft Word 2010...The third in our series of three Word 2010 manuals will be available to all SeniorNet Learning Centers in December. This will complete our series of three levels of Word 2010 manuals: Level 1, The Basics; Level 2, Intermediate; and Level 3, Advanced. Each Level contains four lessons and students can select the course level that meets their needs.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) - The SOP will be updated and available to Center Leaders on November 15th .

SeniorNet Learning Center News

Council House, SeniorNet - Suitland, MD – Launched May 2011

Tara Maxwell Exemplifies Center Leadership

She has been recognized by federal, state and local government officials for her dedication in support of seniors. She goes above and beyond to help, guide, and support seniors as they engage computer technology.

  One of the things that we appreciate about Tara – is that she always reaches out to support SeniorNet nationally. Starting with ensuring that her center was represented on Capitol Hill last year at our 25th Anniversary Celebration – to her recent willingness to pilot new products.

Tara we salute you for all you do ...

SeniorNet Partnerships Update

GrandMentor Program Kicks off for Fall 2012 ... A Big Thanks from GrandMentor Program to SeniorNet.

Click this link to access the Thank You letter and to learn more about the program.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and are a SeniorNet Member – please contact Cara Frame, SeniorNet’s Office Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Clarity Phones

Thank you to those Centers that participated in our Clarity Phone Program ... It was very successful!

Ten phones were provided to Center Leaders to test and keep !! The feedback provided from the centers was helpful to Clarity and much appreciated.

SeniorNet is grateful for our partnership with Clarity.

Telikin Computers

Telekin Lady

Thank you to those Centers who have adopted and are using the Telikin technology in their centers!

The feedback has been extremely positive and we are so glad to be making a difference is the lives of those who need it.

The SeniorNet – Telikin partnership continues to grow. We are pleased to announce a ‘Holiday Special’ with Telikin that will run through December 31st. See the details below.

Holiday Season Offer for SeniorNet members ...

Telikin, the easy to use, all in one, touch screen computer will now be available to Senior Net members and affiliates at a special discount price during the holiday season! Find out why thousands of seniors love Telikin! Telikin integrates popular features such as video chat with integrated Skype, easy photo sharing with an integrated Facebook application, email, contacts, weather, news, full web browser, word processing, built in video help and more, in a sleek, Linux based, virus free system! With a large monitor, intuitive interface, easy menu of popular features, and extensive customer support, Telikin helps people stay connected to their families, friends and the world. With Telikin VIP Support we help you connect to the internet, setup accounts for email, video chat, Facebook, and more. This special offer is only available through Telikin sales associates. Whether you’re looking for special gift for mom or dad or want to treat yourself, call 1- 800-721-8036 to order your Telikin today!

The Telikin will be of significant value to those who are impaired. If you purchase any of the Telikin models Cara Frame, SeniorNet’s Office Manager - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ...with your membership number and proof of purchase.

You will receive an additional $25 from SeniorNet HQ in addition to the Telikin discount. We hope the Telikin will help the recipient enjoy the world we see every day via the internet. Click to go to the Telekin website.


Keeping Seniors Safe...


Did you know that older adults and seniors are disproportionately targeted by scam artists? Whether it’s a phone call, an email, an ad, a fax, or a text message, con artists today utilize all of the outlets the 21st century offers to perpetrate fraud against us. And, con artists count on older adults to be uninformed or naïve, making for an easy target. Don’t give them the satisfaction of being right.

Read...Computer Scams, Shams & Spam – How to Safely Enjoy Your Online Time
... by Pam Hogan

To learn what you need to know, to be informed and to remain safe. Click here to get started.
If you are interested in ordering this book please visit the SeniorNet website at

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The Water Hour

Milestone Broadcast and thanks many members of SeniorNet for being part of the International Day of Peace.

Pause for Peace

1. Pause for Peace on International Peace Day was a major success. At 12 noon est we paused in Times Square, NYC and it was broadcast to the world. Peace One Day had a concert with Elton John that evening and on September 23rd we had our Vigil For International Peace 8 hour concert in Central Park. Planning has started for next year’s event when we will do our best for a World Cease Fire. Pause the World for Peace and then Party! Will be the Mantra. Go to to watch all the concerts. Anyone who wants to volunteer please let us know at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , volunteers will start to get the word out, video editing of content, create content and other important outreach.


2. The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.

Thank you!


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