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UTD Students, Highland Springs Seniors to Connect Via Technology

July 10, 2013

DALLAS, TX---The monopoly on the latest tech gadgets doesn't rest solely with the Millennial Generation.  
According to a report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project by the Pew Research Center, senior citizens are setting the bar for computer use.  As of 2012, over 53 percent of American adults over the age of 65 use the internet or email. 
Even cell phone usage among this age group is growing at a quick rate, as 70 percent of adults over the age of 65 now have a cell phone, up 12 percent in just two years.
The generations will come together on Wednesday, July 10 from 2:3opm-3:30pm as a dozen students from the University of Texas at Dallas will provide technical support and answer questions from residents of Highland Springs retirement community about mobile devices and computer tablets.
More than ever, senior citizens are utilizing technology such as Facebook, Skype and email to stay connected to family and friends.
The event will be held at the campus of Highland Springs retirement community, located at 8000 Frankford Road in Dallas, TX 75252.
Today's activity marks a continuation of the Good Neighbor program between University of Texas at Dallas and Highland Springs retirement community.  Since 2008, the two neighbors in Richardson have partnered on intergenerational educational projects and theatrical events.
For more information, please contact Barbara Blachly, community resources manager, at 972-232-8000 or Jeff Getek, public affairs manager, at 410-456-9809.
About Highland Springs:  Highland Springs is one of sixteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 600 residents.  Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.