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Don’t require seniors to go online to read legal notices

By Barbara Kim Stanton

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 03, 2012

~~<p>Island seniors treasure their connection to the world around them. For many &mdash; especially Hawaii's homebound &mdash; their links with the outside world are their telephones, the U.S. Postal Service, the television set in their living rooms and the newspapers that arrive on their doorsteps each day.</p>
<p>Age is no barrier and a number of seniors are technology converts; however, there is still a substantial group that is hesitant to step into the virtual world. Although they might experiment with online communication, the world of Facebook and Twitter is a foreign place where their grandchildren live part-time. Many older people are aware of Kindle and Nook, but they are much more comfortable with the touch of paper, a medium that they can clip, underline, pass on to their friends and post on their refrigerator doors.</p>
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Island seniors treasure their connection to the world around them. For many — especially Hawaii's homebound — their links with the outside world are their telephones, the U.S. Postal Service, the television set in their living rooms and the newspapers that arrive on their doorsteps each day.

Age is no barrier and a number of seniors are technology converts; however, there is still a substantial group that is hesitant to step into the virtual world. Although they might experiment with online communication, the world of Facebook and Twitter is a foreign place where their grandchildren live part-time. Many older people are aware of Kindle and Nook, but they are much more comfortable with the touch of paper, a medium that they can clip, underline, pass on to their friends and post on their refrigerator doors. Login for more...



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