Recent research has shown that using the Internet is good for you! This is especially true for seniors. A study by the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies has shown that seniors who use the internet are less likely to suffer from depression. The internet allows them to continue to connect with others even when they cannot easily meet in person. And this recent study by scientists at UCLA indicates that surfing the Internet increases brain function.
The Pew Internet and American Life Project regularly examines and reports on Internet usage. Their recent findings indicate that 43% of people over the age of 65 use the Internet.
Here at the Syosset Public Library we would like to help everyone get familiar with the online world! Come to the third floor and sign up for a class or sign up online. We tailor one-on-one classes to your needs and interests. Whether you need to learn how to use a mouse or how to use our databases, we can help you.
~ posted by Brenda, Reference Services