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The mercury is flirting with 100 degrees on a Thursday afternoon in New York. The humidity makes it feel even worse. But inside the air-conditioned Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center operated by Selfhelp Community Services, about a dozen seniors are queued up to go virtual bowling on a Microsoft Xbox Kinect system on a big screen television set amid card and Mahjong tables. This is one of several efforts by Selfhelp to partner with Microsoft to bring new technology to seniors, whether at a center like this one, or through efforts at a new “Virtual Senior Center” aimed at connecting seniors who are homebound. … Back to Article

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