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Online gaming helps senior citizens get fit and have fun

April 5th, 2012 No comments

Seniors in Los Angeles are getting into the social gaming craze. The new “Exergamers Wellness Club” combines exercise, health education, and overall health tracking.

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 serves as the exercise platform and HealthVault helps the seniors store and track their health information online.  The program is sponsored by Microsoft, the City of Los Angeles, the Partners in Care Foundation, and St. Barnabas Senior Services.

For more information, see Online Safety & Wellness for Seniors in L.A.   

No matter what your age, these social networking guidelines can help prevent identity theft when you’re using social gaming platforms or sharing health or other sensitive information online.

  • Share only what you need to.
  • Use strong passwords and keep them secret.
  • Before you enter sensitive data on a website make sure the URL has an “https” (the “s” stands for secure).

Get more tips on social networking safety or download our social networking safety brochure.