Online gaming helps senior citizens get fit and have fun

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.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    Awesome news letter I will share the info with some of my friends who are Seniors like myself.

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