A review of data from the U.S., UK, and Australia finds that the internet has the potential to bring isolated seniors into closer contact with the wired world.
Baby Boomers: From the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Responsibility
As the oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers approach the age of 60, many are looking ahead to their own retirement while balancing a full plate of family responsibilities.
The Future of the Internet as Baby Boomers Age
In ten years, the Baby Boomers will age into the 65+ demographic and change everything about the "wired senior" group, but a great many offline Americans may be with us for years to come.
Bloggers over the age of 65 are a pretty rare, but interesting, group.
More Wired Seniors than Ever
26% of Americans age 65+ go online.
Wired Seniors, 2000-2004
One in four Americans age 65+ has access to the internet, up from 15% in 2000.
More Seniors get broadband at home
A growing number of "Silver Surfers" switch to fast online connections
Older Americans and the Internet: Adapting Government Websites for an Older Audience
This presentation provides new demographic data, not contained in recent reports, that is broken out by age groups. It also contains specific tips for government Web site managers who want to design senior-friendly sites.
The Medicare Information Challenge
OK, so a high-stakes financial decision faces a big group of consumers. Most experienced Internet users might say, “So what, I got a great deal on my car last year based on Web research..."
Older Americans and the Internet
22% of Americans 65 and older use the Internet. The percent of seniors who go online has jumped by 47% between 2000 and 2004. In a February 2004 survey, 22% of Americans age 65 or older reported having access to the Internet, up from 15% in 2000. By ...
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