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About Digital Equipment Corporation

Remember when it resided in the MR02 Lobby?  Then a long spell on its own at 300 Congress St. in Boston.  Since its closure in 1999, several of the exhibits featured there have been adopted and enhanced by the Museum of Science in Boston.

The San Diego Computer Museum Online has nominated Ken Olsen to its Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

Other Neat Links

(the former DECbigband is) CompaqBigBand

 

Useful Information for Job-Seekers

 

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http://www.linkedin.com

 

 

LinkedIn and our DECconnection Group

http://www.job-hunt.org/

 

 

Forbes, PC Magazine, and US News & World Report employment portal/gateway site (DEC alum Susan Joyce is Editor/Webmaster)

 

Useful Info - Volunteer Opportunities

 

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www.score-manchester.org - NH

www.score.org - national site

 

SCORE is a national volunteer non-profit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and providing confidential business counseling absolutely free of charge.

Click here for info from SOAR 55 for DEC Connection

 

 www.ncscweb.org/programs/soar55

 

 

SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55) is a wonderful organization and great resource for folks looking to provide skills-based service. SOAR 55, an RSVP program, is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal program. Our work is specific in the geography it serves: Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Ashland, Framingham, Natick and Wayland. Neighboring residents also participate. I run a satellite office for the organization at the Framingham Public Library.  DECconnection member Lois Levick: LLevick@minlib.net

 

Useful Info - No-Charge Directory Assistance

  • Phone companies are charging us $1 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. When you need to use the 411 / information option, simply dial 1-800-FREE-411 or 1 800 373 3411 without incurring a charge.

Where to Buy or Service your Surviving DEC Gear

Thanks to Chloe Pearson chloe@consumerhealthlabs.com for sharing this list:

Link   Title
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html   Planning your Doctor Visit
http://www.zocdoc.com/locations   Search for Geriatric Care by Location
http://www.medicare.gov/forms-help-and-resources/   Medicare.gov: Forms, Help & Resources
http://www.ehealthinsurance.com/medicare/part-d   Medicare Part D Coverage
http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Regulations-and-Guidance.html   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: Regulations and Guidance
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.center.Senior-Care.94.html   Senior Care Resource Guide
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/   Senior Health
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/   Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors/Health/Staying-Healthy.shtml   Staying Healthy as a Senior
https://www.kanetix.ca/healthy-life   Resources for Ensuring a Long, Happy and Healthy Life
http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_aging_seniors_aging_well.htm   Staying Healthy over 50
http://www.backyardocean.com/Swimming-Benefits-Safety-Seniors-a/269.htm   Benefits of Swimming for Seniors
http://www.NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org   Nursing Home Abuse Guide - an infomercial for a legal group but educational nonetheless

 

Useful Information for Retirees

 

Thanks to Vince Tarbassian for updating this reprint from the December 2003 issue of DEC'ed Out.

NOTES: In the interest of conserving space the required prefix http:// has been left off all of the names.  Digital Retiree Association makes no endorsement of any of these sites.

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www.aarp.net

Association of Retired Persons

www.aarp.org/drive

- Information about Driver Safety Program

www.aarppharmacy.com

 

- Discount mail order

www.batterysupply.com

 

Thomas Distributing - Battery supply

www.benefitscheckup.org

 

Prescription drugs programs that you might qualify for

www.buycheapsoftware.com

 

Cheap but legal software

www.compaqbigband.com  

 

Information about the band

www.cyberguys.com

 

Computer parts new

www.dcu.org

 

Digital Credit Union

www.decalumni.com

 

DEC Alumni

www.destinationrx.com

 

Comparison of several discount mail order drug programs

www.donotcall.gov

 

National Do-Not-Call Registry

www.findanisp.com

 

Find the cheapest Internet provider with a local, for you, dialup number

www.ftc.gov

 

FTC site to report unethical businesses - go to the Consumer page and click on the "File a Complaint" button

www.google.com

 

When you dont know where to look give them a word or two for a list of lots of possibilities

www.hardtofind800numbers.com

 

800 Numbers from major corporations

www.healthylegs.com

 

Support stockings

www.helpingpatients.org

 

Drug company assistance programs

www.idt.net/products/unlimited

 

Unlimited telephone service

www.komando.com

 

Kim Komando - computer help (tip just one m in the name)

www.ld.net/?lakeside

 

Cheap long distance telephone

www.lhh.org

 

League for the hard of hearing

www.medicineassist.org

Two non profit organizations helping Americans use Canadian pharmacies

www.mnseniors.org 

 

www.rxassist.org

 

Details of drug company discount cards, careful there is also an rxassist.com

www.support.microsoft.com

 

Microsoft support

www.switchboard.com

 

Great for finding phone numbers and addresses solved many problems with DRA membership list maintenance

www.tricare.osd.mil   www.va.gov

For military retiree or dependent, including current, widowed or divorced spouse

www.truthorfiction.com  www.snopes.com                   

 

Good sites to check out email hoaxes (messages you get that have been sent to long lists of recipients and sound a little questionable)

www.mcafee.com       www.symantec.com

 

Good sites to check out computer virus scares

     

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