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Holiday Cheer Delivered By The AT&T Digital You Program

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with AT&T and Latina Bloggers Connect.

This time of year is especially difficult for millions of older adults. In fact, the 3 biggest threats of aging are hunger, isolation and loss of independence. 

This month AT&T worked with local nonprofits to surprise seniors with smart devices they can use to stay connected ­ and spread a little holiday cheer.

Through its digital literacy initiative Digital You, AT&T is providing online tools, apps and resources for people of all ages to learn how to have a safe and secure online experience. 

This support is especially valuable to older adults. In 2014, 77% said they need help to walk through the process of using a new tech device such as a smartphone or tablet.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AT&T and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.

Now that we live in a digitally connected world and you have to have a smartphone or tablet, newbies to the digital frontier are often have more questions than answers.  

I love tech and have been an early adopter as long as I can remember. However, I do know some people are overwhelmed by new mobile technology that is constantly changing at a rapid rate. I love helping my parents figure out how to be social online. Getting them to use a tablet has been a game changer in staying connected, there are so many social apps! I am still working on getting them on smart phones (they currently use flip phones). 

If you're looking for information on how to use your mobile device and what it can do, this page is for you. What are apps and how do I get them? What is Wi-Fi and how do I connect to it? What is a data plan? How can I keep personal information private? How do I spot online scams? You can learn more about Digital You at http://bit.ly/digitalyouatt.