— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

Just When You Thought Your Smartphone was Safe

— When I was younger I thought of the telephone as a piece of equipment solely used to talk with others. Gone are those days! Today, the phone’s purpose has been vastly expanded to include photography, instant messaging, email, web browsing, online shopping, banking, bill paying, social media and so much more.  But with this new found convenience and mobility comes considerable risk; especially for seniors. In her online article, What Seniors Need to Know About Online Identity Theft, Jan Legnitto, …

— Digital literacy isn’t just about Internet shopping and social media. Increasingly, programs such as Medicare, Social Security and the Virgin Islands Government Employees’ Retirement System are moving to paperless communications. Virgin Islanders who are not comfortable online can get help from a younger, digital-savvy generation. Through the AARP VI Digital Coach Program, local high school students are teaching people about triple their age how to use digital media. The training is free, and it helps students satisfy community service requirements. …