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Who’s afraid of technology?

December 20, 2009
By BARBARA E. RILEY

The common stereotype is that older adults do not adopt, and are even afraid of, new technologies. Try telling that to Barbara St. Hilaire of Mantua. Better known by her nickname "Old Grandma Hardcore," St. Hilaire, 71, admits she plays video games about 10 hours a day. She has a frequently viewed blog in which she gives tips and hints about certain games, among other things. In December 2005, she was hired by MTV as their "senior" video game correspondent and in 2006 she won the Nintendo World Stores' "Coolest Grandparent of the Year" Brain Age contest.

 
 

 

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