When it comes to technology, many seniors are out of the loop. A much smaller proportion of older Americans use computers or the Internet than Americans in other age groups. But as the community center gathering indicated, seniors have begun to embrace technology.
Computer use among Americans 65 and older has doubled in the past 10 years, while Internet usage among that age group has more than tripled, according to the Pew Internet Project.
"The real trick is getting them over the initial hump" of using computers, said Aaron Smith, a senior research specialist with Pew Internet. "Once they're involved, they are as active or more active than other users."Read More