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Business helps seniors enjoy technology


WILMINGTON -- You're never too old to embrace the computer age. Some local senior citizens are going high-tech and becoming internet savvy.

Friendly Computers makes it easy for seniors and the disabled to keep up with technology.

They've teamed up with the North Carolina Assistive Technology Group. Together they provide keyboards with large letters and numbers, color coded and large roller-ball mouse devices as well as other accessories that make using a computer easier.

Local senior Patti Hartzell says the computer devices have helped her keep in touch with family.

Hartzell said, "I use the internet to shop to play games, e-mail. It's nice because I can send pictures right away and in just a few minutes my friends or family will have it."

Friendly Computers also makes house calls for those people who are having problems with their computer or just want to be more up to date on internet technology.

For more information on Friendly Computers visit them at 4525 Franklin Ave. (799-8585) or visit

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