Senior citizens who use computers display fewer symptoms of depression, have higher annual household incomes and report greater ease with daily tasks than seniors who don't, a 2005 research study by the American Psychological Association found. Seeking to give its seniors just such an advantage, the city of Miami joined Microsoft in a public-private partnership that provides free computer training at senior centers throughout the city. As part of the eSeniors initiative, Microsoft has developed several technology packages tailored to seniors. To make them more affordable, seniors who participate in the program will receive a voucher to help offset the cost of purchasing a home computer. The program is an extension of the successful eParks program that offers technology training and computer access to Miami residents at 27 city parks, and is part of ELEVATE Miami, a city-wide anti-poverty initiative designed to enable all Miami residents to compete in the digital economy. To reach seniors more effectively, the city has initially set up similar learning hubs in two senior centers, and hopes to expand the program to 10 centers by 2008. To learn more, visit