A new program designed to introduce senior citizens to the Internet began July 5 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, with a national launch scheduled for September.
Generations on Line, based in Philadelphia, will provide free self-teaching software to senior centers, retirement communities, nursing homes, private and HUD subsidized apartment buildings in the tri-state region. The software and the training guides that come with it are designed and tested for use by older computer illiterate adults.
The nonprofit also provides an Internet access service to its clients.
Centers that participate in the program will be required to provide a location that is easily accessible and to have a large screen computer and an Internet hookup. There is a one-time charge of $250 to cover materials and support.
Participating groups can obtain free software and e-mail for patrons by applying to Generations on Line through its Web site or by mail.
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