The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) wants to make sure North Dakotans who need financial assistance with phone or internet service are aware of the Lifeline Program. Lifeline is a program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service for those who qualify.
BALTIMORE (March 18, 2020)—AARP Maryland is applauding the Maryland General Assembly for passing legislation strengthening the health and wellbeing of Marylanders aged 50-plus, even in the wake of their historic decision to end the session early due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
With the world’s current situation, we are all being advised to stay home and practice social distancing. This means we should avoid crowded places. While you may have the necessities, how will you keep yourself entertained? Binge-watching online media like movies and shows could be your solution but it isn’t the only thing you can do. Staying at home does not have to feel like complete isolation. If you need some suggestions, we at AARP Texas are here to help.
Many people 50 and older are trying to figure out how best to use the internet and their tech devices, so AARP Virgin Islands is lending a hand, offering a series of free technology workshops on smartphones, tablets and computers.
Although hackers have many of methods at their disposal to invade our privacy and steal our personal information, there are various actions that we can take to protect ourselves when we access and use the internet.
New research from AARP finds tech ownership among adults age 50-plus continues to grow, with smartphone usage increasing from 70% in 2017 to 77% in 2019. In addition, adults ages 50 and older are adopting consumer technology, including smartphones, wearables, home assistants/smart speakers, and smart home technology, at nearly the same rate as adults ages 18 to 49.
Following today’s announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott of his appointment of Kenneth “Kenny” Scudder of Odessa to the newly formed Governor’s Broadband Development Council, AARP Texas Director Tina Tran offered the following remarks:
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