“It gives me a little something to look forward to,” said Caruso, who lives alone.“You don’t feel so bad for yourself.” David Dring, who administers technology to Selfhelp’s network of senior centers and housing facilities, said using Skype is often easier for the elderly than email.
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The free software has also been useful in getting home-bound seniors involved in programs remotely as they unfold. “Sometimes a phone call isn’t enough,” said Charlton Rhee, an administrator at the center.
“A lot of older adults, especially in this economy right now, can’t afford to fly home and visit relatives,” said Thomas Kamber, executive director of Older Adult Technology Services, a city group that teaches seniors how to use computers. “Residents respond a lot better when seeing their loved ones smile.” It has certainly brightened John Caruso’s spirits.
C.-based person on the chain for some of us to meet up at Guy Fieri’s restaurant, I decided to shoot my shot:also, let's make this IRL meetup a reality.
a horde of NYC media members daydrinking at Guy Fieri's trash midtown restaurant because a fake Martin Shkreli put us all on the same email?