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    The Telikin blog is a forum for education and discussion on the Telikin senior computer, aging and technology, internet use, and customer support. Posts are written by several contributing members of the Telikin Team. For more information about Telikin, you can read visit the Telikin home page and read these articles: Welcome to Telikin, Why a Senior Computer?

Telikin Pew Research study indicates many seniors are still reluctant to go digital

Category: General

Senior Woman Smiling TelikinPew Research study indicates many seniors are still reluctant to go digital - A recent Pew Research Internet study: Older Adults and Technology Use published findings last April that should come as no surprise: Those aged 65 and over, on average, lag the rest of the U.S. population in adopting new technologies into their daily lives.

Even though U.S. seniors who access the internet — now 60% — grew by six percentage points over last year ‘s statistics, according to the study, the wiser among us still trail the 86% of all adults who state that they engage in online activity.

Here at Telikin, we are aware of the challenges the senior community faces when deciding whether or not to step foot into the digital world. And regardless if you or a loved one have a physical ailment that limits your use of a traditional computer or you simply are intimidated by the learning curve that must be overcome in order to learn how use and enjoy a computer, you can rest assured that we have gone to great lengths to design a computer with you in mind.

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18 February 2015, 13:48
 

Telikin How our past experience can carry us into our future

Category: General

grandad-and-granddaughter-2How our past experience can carry us into our future - As a society, what are the life lessons that we can learn from generations that have come before us?

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05 February 2015, 22:48
 

Telikin Telikin featured in O Magazine

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Cindy-Video-Chat-fullTelikin featured in O Magazine - Make sure to pick up a copy of the November issue of O Magazine. In this issue Courtney Rubin features Telikin as "one foolproof computer" that "can help lighten your load and keep Mom and Dad independent a little longer."

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31 October 2014, 22:12
 

Telikin Give the Gift of Connections

Category: General

gift connectGive the Gift of Connections -- "Reach out and touch someone."  "These are the moments of your life." 

How many of you remember these famous advertising slogans from the 1970's?  I can still remember those commercials. Human connection – it’s an emotion and a need that is hardwired into our psyche.  Most of us strive for meaningful relationships with family and friends throughout our lives. And social connection is important not only for our personal happiness, but also for our overall health and wellbeing.

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03 June 2014, 18:38
 

Telikin Using the Internet Decreases Depression in Seniors

Category: Aging

Senior Woman Smiling Telikin smUsing the Internet Decreases Depression in Seniors - If you needed yet another reason to get your senior parent, friend, or grandparent on the computer, here's one - Using the internet can help reduce depression in older adults. A recent study out of Michigan State University...

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29 April 2014, 16:49
 

Telikin Senior Computer and Internet Use

Category: Aging

Senior Computer Use smSenior Computer and Internet Use - The Pew Research Center just released new data on internet and computer usage among older adults. In short, the numbers show that more seniors are adopting technologies, but still at a much slower pace than the rest of adult Americans.

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04 April 2014, 20:49
 

Telikin Technology the Way to Differentiate LTC Communities

Category: General

senior-lady-with-adult-daughter-smTechnology the Way to Differentiate LTC Communities - In the long-term care industry, the communities that utilize and offer technologies will be the ones who differentiate themselves from the competition. Recently, LTC executives gathered in Las Vegas for the Long-Term Care...

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06 February 2014, 22:16
 

Telikin Brain Training Can Have Lasting Effects in Seniors

Category: Aging

brain training gearsBrain Training Can Have Lasting Effects in Seniors - An NIH funded study showed that some types of brain training can have positive effects on cognitive abilities even 10 years later. This study, dubbed ACTIVE (Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly)...

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30 January 2014, 14:55
 

Telikin iPad for Seniors?

Category: Aging

Senior-with-tablet1 98iPad for Seniors? - Many people consider the iPad for seniors who want to get started with technology. To some people, the perceived usefulness of the touchscreen and the popular iOS make the iPad a tempting option for their senior loved ones who want to use computers and connect online.

 

 

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23 January 2014, 19:00
 

Telikin Using Technology Boosts Seniors' Self Esteem

Category: Aging

TwoTelikinUsersFacebook98Using Technology Boosts Seniors' Self Esteem - I've written many times before about loneliness in seniors and how computers can help abate that loneliness. I was quite excited, though not all that surprised, when I read an article about a study from Case Western Reserve University led by...

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01 January 2014, 20:17