Area adults interested in finding out how to take advantage
many life-improving services offered through the Internet should plan
to attend a free seminar presented by Microsoft Network (MSN) and
Coastal Carolina University at Coastal's Wall Auditorium on Saturday,
Oct. 28. Two sessions will be offered: a morning session from 10 to
11:45 a.m. and a repeat session from 1 to 2:45 p.m.
The seminar, titled "Bridging the Digital and Generational
Divides," is designed to enable senior adults to participate in the
growing number of opportunities made possible through the Internet and
new innovative Internet appliances. Topics of interest to be covered in
the seminar include communication, e-mail, and accessing information on
health care, travel, personal finance, volunteerism, employment and
continuing education opportunities.
"As our society becomes more dependent on the Internet for
communication, senior adults are increasingly at risk of being left on
the shoulder of the information superhighway," says seminar leader
Craig Spiezle, CEO of AgeLight, a national advocate for technology
literacy for seniors. "These seminars will offer a non-intimidating,
town meeting-style forum for adults to learn about the Internet and how
it can enhance their lives."
Other topics the seminar will address include how to manage your
investments, access governmental services including Social Security and
the IRS, and use e-mail to contact legislative representatives.
"MSN provides people with a home on the Internet by offering a fun
and simple environment to learn and grow online," said Sarah Lefko,
product manager for MSN at Microsoft. "By working with Coastal Carolina
University, MSN is able to help spread the word about the vast benefits
of the Internet to people of all ages."
Although the seminars are free, pre-registration is recommended.
To register, or for more information, contact Coastal's Division of
Extended Learning and Public Services at 843-349-2665. For additional
information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or http://