Sending Seniors Into Cyberspace

In the personal-computer lab at Manhattan's Hudson Guild-Fulton Senior Center, children's author Eva Deutsch-Costabel--who says she's "deep into middle age"--is at the keyboard pecking away on her latest story. A couple of chairs away, community activist Katharine Roberts, one of the youngest present, at 68, is writing a position paper on health care. Nearby another retiree is playing PC solitaire.

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