Senior Series: Part 3, Online Social Security Benefits

Published on: November 29, 2011

By Lyndsey Kleven There are many age-appropriate searches seniors are conducting online such as leisure travel pursuits, personal health-care issues, and dealing with financial concerns. One resource seniors may be less familiar with is accessing their Social Security and Medicare benefits online. For starters, turning to the Internet to access Social Security information saves a lot of time and money. …

Senior Series: Part 2, The Tech Savvy Senior

Published on: November 16, 2011

By Lyndsey Kleven The assumption that many people have about senior citizens being technologically disconnected would be incorrect. The percentage of senior citizens, 65 or older, who are online in Ohio may seem low with only 37% subscribing to home broadband Internet service, but this number is continuing to grow at a steady pace. Since 2008, this number has increased …

Senior Series: Part 1, Seniors and the Internet

Published on: November 9, 2011

By Lyndsey Kleven The rise of Internet usage over the past years has also seen an increase in senior citizen’s getting online. The Connect Ohio Residential Technology Assessment Results have shown over the past three years, that broadband adoption among seniors has increased 42%, as has computer ownership for this group, increasing by 26%. When it comes to computer ownership, …

FCC Announces ‘Connect to Compete’, Focusing on Training & Digital Literacy

Published on: October 12, 2011

By COH Staff Today, the FCC announced a major national public-private broadband adoption initiative called “Connect to Compete” aimed at boosting digital literacy, skills training, and job creation. The program, which includes a dozen private and nonprofit partners and includes Connect Ohio’s parent organization Connected Nation, was announced today by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Components of the program include a …

Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Wadsworth Public Library

Published on: October 3, 2011

By COH Staff Connect Ohio has named Wadsworth Public Library an Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility. Mohamed Ragheb, WPL, and Jeff Beebe, Connect Ohio The ECO All-Star Facility award was presented to Mohamed Ragheb, technology manager and ECO program coordinator for the library, during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting breakout lunch session held in Columbus September 30, 2011. …

Connect Ohio Awards 12 Laptops to Every Citizen Online Computer Giveaway Winners

Published on: October 2, 2011

By COH Staff Throughout the month ofJuly, Connect Ohio staff was busy coordinating computer distribution eventsthroughout the state following the Every Citizen Online (ECO) computergiveaway. The giveaway entry period was between April 5 and June 20, 2011. ECOparticipants who completed an online survey following the free basic computerand Internet training were entered into a random drawing for one of 12 …

Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Putnam County ESC

Published on: August 8, 2011

By COH Staff Connect Ohio awarded the first Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility Award to Putnam County Educational Service Center (ESC). The award was presented to Putnam County ESC employee and ECO instructor Gary Herman during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting ECO breakout lunch session held in Columbus June 24, 2011. Left to right: Putnam County ESC and …

Shopping for Jobs, Groceries and Staying Connected Now Easier for Many in Knox County Thanks to Every Citizen Online

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By COH Staff Every Citizen Online (ECO) instructor Jessica Horlacher has been training Knox County adults on the basics of the computer and using the Internet since the program’s launch at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County. More than 125 first-time computer users have participated in the training program through the library thus far and Horlacher says …