He’s Connecting Older Adults to the Web

You can call Terrell Danley Sr. a techie. At 81, the Washington, D.C., resident is fluent in the language of the Internet: downloading, Google Hangouts, social networks, apps, Web surfing, you name it. And he’s committed to plugging his contemporaries into the online world. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Three days a week, Danley shares his love and knowledge of computers with his class of 12 older adults that is part of pilot program called AARP Foundation Connecting …

Tech Companies Should Lead Effort to Expand Broadband Access for Older Adults

  As broadband adoption levels off, the older adult population loses.  The flurry of interest in getting older adults online seems to be fizzling – unfortunately, before they are all online. Occasionally there is some excitement here and there, for example, the Google fiber project in Kansas City, but overall, the National Broadband plan seems tired, adoption has leveled off.  That is unfortunate – since only 45% of the 65+ have subscribed. Cynicism is up, though. Folks appear to be …