Older Adults and the Automation of Everything

Many older adults are thriving in the digital age. Others, unfortunately, are barely taking advantage of it at all. This article by OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber explores what the automation of everything has meant for older adults.

WSJ Opinion: Older Workers Can Keep Up

Older workers are integral parts of the workforce. Read OATS Founder and Executive Director Tom Kamber’s opinion piece on the topic, published by The Wall Street Journal.

VOX: How boomers got so good at Zoom


At Senior Planet, participants often log on early and stay late after class to chat with fellow classmates and new friends. This element of socialization, facilitated by Zoom meetings, is essential to staying connected during the pandemic. Vox reporter Alex Abad-Santos spoke with his mother about her daily Zoom calls and found that, “Besides learning […]

Spectrum News: Charter Communications Donates Laptops to Older Adults Technology Services


OATS location in Plattsburg received a donation of 50 laptops from Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum News. This news report from Spectrum News highlights this generous gift to help even more older adults embrace technology to improve their lives. Charter Communications announced the donation on Monday, March 1 alongside State Senator Dan Stec […]

The New York Times: Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Kids


Seniors are getting online, learning, and connecting in more ways than ever before. Through Senior Planet and the Aging Connected initiative, OATS is working to close the connectivity gap and help even more seniors age with attitude online. Senior Planet is featured in this New York Times article on remote learning for older adults, which […]

The Wall Street Journal: How to Care for Aging Parents When You Can’t Be There


In this Wall Street Journal article, journalist Julie Jargon discusses the difficulties of caring for older loved ones from afar, and how technology can help. “Caring for aging loved ones has always been difficult, and the pandemic has only complicated it—especially when family members live in different cities or states,” Jargon writes. However, technology can […]