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Join Us for Digital Inclusion Events!

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Digital inclusion is more important than ever as much of our lives moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital that everyone, especially older adults, have the means to connect virtually to access medical appointments and social services, engage in personal connections and so much more. This year to celebrate Digital Inclusion Week, AARP California is partnering with Senior Planet to offer an array of free events throughout the entire month of October. We hope you can join us virtually at one or all the following events:

United Nations International Day of Older Persons – Digital Equity for All Ages: October 1st @ 7 a.m. PT
Join AARP and the United Nations (UN) as we celebrate International Day of Older Persons 2021 – with the focus on digital equity for all ages. This event will provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and serve as a call to action. Additional details forthcoming. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Learn more and pre-register HERE.

Digital Inclusion & Equity for Older Adults: October 7th @ 10 a.m. PT
Join AARP and attendees from across California as we celebrate Digital Inclusion Month. During this session, hear from Dr. Alison Bryant, Senior Vice President of AARP Research and renowned expert on the impact of media, technology and consumers. Dr. Bryant will discuss digital inclusion and five barriers that need to be addressed to bridge the digital divide for older adults. She’ll also share some of the latest best practices she is seeing from across the nation and the globe.

Following Dr. Bryant, the Santa Clara County Digital Workgroup for Older Adults will present highlights from their white paper on the status of the County’s digital divide for older adults.  The paper examines the depth and impact of the digital divide, available resources and their recommendations to ensure that the county’s older adults are digitally connected and engaged. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Learn more and register HERE.

Protecting Your Personal Information – October 14th @ Noon PT
Join AARP and Senior Planet as we go over tips for staying safe in cyberspace, including how to browse the web safely, how to recognize online scams, and when it’s OK — or not — to share your personal information online. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Learn more and register HERE.

How to Choose a New Computer – October 21st @ Noon PT
Join AARP and Senior Planet as we address some of the most common questions surrounding how to choose a new computer, including: Where to start? What’s a reliable brand? How much should you budget? What technical specifications are needed?

During this presentation, Senior Planet will also cover operating systems and compare alternatives to the traditional computer, such as tablets and Chromebooks. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Learn more and register HERE.

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