If you are like me, we are the sandwich generation and have elderly parents to take care of now or in the near future. My mother, in her early 80's loves using the computer, but I needed to find something that was easier for her to use. Operating systems keep changing and it isn't as simple for someone aging to keep up with the new technology. I found Teliken and my mother loves it! I had to this with you! If you are looking for an easy solution for your parents or grandparents, I highly recommend Telikin. Their customer service is awesome too! Their website is: www.Telikin.com.Technology today has become so pervasive that most of us take it for granted. Not only do we take for granted that we can instantly connect and get information, but we also take for granted how this technology works...
And that's one of the driving reasons behind the idea for a senior computer.
Many seniors and computer novices have never had the opportunity to learn the computer skills which are second nature to tech-savvy users. The concepts of windows, desktops, drop down menus, right-click options, minimizing, maximizing, tasks bars, etc., are so familiar to us because we’ve been using computers with these features for so long. We never stop to think how confusing it may be for someone who’s never used a traditional computer before.
“Where am I?”
“Where did the screen go?”
“Where did I save it?”
“How did I get here and how do I go back?”
Some of the biggest interface design barriers that complicate navigation for senior computer users are:
1) Disappearing desktops
2) Drop down menus
3) Overlapping windows
4) Missing or disappearing buttons
To simply assume that everyone can, and should, just learn to deal with these navigational intricacies in order to use the computer is limiting and also self-centered. Just because I want to be able to have eight different programs running, twelve internet tabs opened, and music playing on my computer, doesn’t mean that everyone else wants or needs to do all these things at once.
Sabrina's Fun Blog
After looking at other real estate blogs and finding most of them very boring, I've decided to blog for fun, so people can get to know me and feel comfortable enough to introduce me to their family and friends to help with their real estate goals.
I'm a native Californian! Are there many of us still around? I grew up in the real estate industry, in La Mirada California. My mother, Vita (Garrett) Schneider was a Broker/Owner of Century 21 La Mirada Realty and had been a broker since 1962, now retired. She was an instructor for California Association of Realtors, a Commercial Broker (C.C.I.M.) and a D.T.M. in Toastmasters to name just a few of her accomplishments. I was lucky to have such a mentor when I decided to go into real estate! I love working in real estate & helping my clients with their one of their most important assets.
Where am I now? I'm a resident of Moorpark, California (reminds me a lot of La Mirada where I grew up). My husband, John is a licensed General Contractor and we own JCS Door & Window Inc. Our company supplies and installs doors, windows, hardware & crown molding on large multi-residential projects and custom homes. We are currently working on Marisol Malibu Estates.
We have raised our three children here in Moorpark. They've all attended Moorpark schools and now grown and doing their thing. Josh served in the U.S. Army and now pursing a career in law enforcement. Heather is finishing school to become a school counselor and Nathan with his Bachelor's in Criminal Justice is now going into the Marines.
My goal in writing this blog is to share websites that I've found helpful. Share ideas and thoughts that you will hopefully find interesting. Everyone is entitled to their own views, that is what makes our Great Country so wonderful!
The 2010 New Home Credit and First-Time Buyer Credit begins May 1, 2010
Applying for the 2010 New Home/First-Time Buyer tax credits: Applications must be faxed after escrow closes. Application if the 2009 form is used will be denied. If the 2010 application is received before May 1, 2010, or it is received before escrow closes it will be denied. Click on the links below for more information:
2010 Reservation Request for New Home Credit Form
First-Time Buyer Frequently Asked Questions
FTB Publication 3528 - New Home Credit
It has been a while since I've posted to our blog, however I came across an article I wanted to share that answers questions about the housing crisis. I found it to be very imformative.
Daily Real Estate News | June 26, 2007
5 Reasons Why Going Green is GrowingMore than that 41 percent of the 300 U.S. real estate investment trusts (REITs) are actively pursuing energy efficiency and green building upgrades. What's more, another 27 percent plan to do so, according to an analysis by Progressive Investor, a monthly newsletter that guides investors and advisers toward sustainable investments.Progressive Investor says the following is driving the trend:
— REALTOR® Magazine Online
The State of California is working hard to protect borrowers from illegal and improper lending practices while still making sure that people get the credit they need to live the American Dream. Prospective homebuyers and other borrowers need to do their part by being careful about the lenders they select. Educating yourself about the techniques that dishonest lenders use will help you avoid becoming a victim of predatory lending.
The term “predatory lending” is used to describe a variety of deceitful, fraudulent or unfair credit practices, including:
Unscrupulous lenders who use these tactics often target vulnerable populations such as low-income borrowers and seniors.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PREDATORY LENDING PRACTICES
Before You Sign on the Dotted Line