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Sunday, May 24, 2009

81 Year Old YouTuber, Over 5,000 5-Star Ratings on Video, Over 2 Million Channel Views

Peter Zimmer, an 81 year old widower, of has had over 2 million visitors to his youtube channel.

He provides a huge variety of helpful information for senior citizens, as well as telling his life story on videos. Featured in many international magazines, such as Time Magazine, he is an incredible example of someone born during the "Paper Generation" who has joined the "Online Generation."

Award Winning Tobey Dichter of Generations Online - Seniors Switching from Paper Generation to Online Generation

For many seniors switching from getting information from "paper media" to getting it online is a challenge, but it can be an important way to enhance the senior years.

Some of the benefits include:

* Obtaining information about health and insurance
* Enjoying history websites, especially about events they remember
* Keeping up with the latest local and world news at a time when "paper newspapers" are declining
* Communicating with others by email
* Mental stimulation to keep the brain healthy

The video below explains that in the past seniors held the keys to passing along history and wisdom. But now that has changed with the online information age. Giving the seniors the "keys" to online information by promoting senior computer literacy is an important goal when seeking to improve quality of life for seniors.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Caregiver Burnout Series: 30 Seconds to Inspire and Uplift

Inspirational music, quotes and sunset photos in a 30 second video I made is this Sunday's uplifting message for burned out caregivers. "The Rainbow Trail" by Edward A. Navajo. Click the "HQ" in the lower right of the video screen, (it only shows up after the video starts) to view it in High Quality. Click the "Full Screen" box shaped icon to the right of "HQ" to use your full computer screen like a TV.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Caregiver Burnout Series: Inspiration to Uplift

I made the video below from photos I took, and it was what I do to relax, recharge my batteries, and give myself an uplift. After caring for someone who passed away, I find it's important to invent my own ways of giving myself a lift. The beauty of nature always takes me away from stress, worries, and feeling down.