II. Why older adults resist technology. Why do older adults resist new technologies?
Older adults are using technologies. From 50-75% use the internet ,but many non-internet users "do not think that are missing out on much,"according to the Pew Research center survey, "Older Americans and Technology use". Some findings indicate that about 46% of this group use social networking sites, as Facebook, but only about 6% use Twitter. Smart Phones are used by 18% of the population and about 77% use cell phones. While the numbers are rising, many remain isolated from digital life. Some of the reasons given for non-use include:
1. Physical challenges
2. Skepticism about the benefits of technology, and
3. Difficulties with learning to use technologies.

It was surprising to learn that one of the reasons why more older adults are not online is because about 1/4 of them cannot afford computers and related services. This was indicated in "Retiring to Cyberspace: Factors Influencing Older Adults's ownership of Computer Technology and Internet Usage at the Time of Retirement."The paper was the thesis of a Georgia State student, Carol Strother. Additionally, she pointed out that older adults who resist the adoption off computers and the internet feel that it is too complicated for them to learn.

III. Accessing and learning new technologies is becoming easier, and more learning opportunities to learn are being made available. Indications are that group learning works well for many adults. Public libraries offer group learning opportunities, where students may be made to feel more comfortable being around others like themselves who are trying to learn new things. Then there are numerous online offers available that are free of charge. A personal favorite is Techboomers.com.
which offers free tutorials on learning new technologies . Information is available in text and audio/visual format. Courses include Social Networking sites, Entertainment, Online shopping, Educational websites and Tool Courses, Useful websites, and Apps (PayPal, Dropbox, Google Maps,etc., as well as Basic (101) Internet Courses . In other words, there is something here for all tastes and needs.