Technology has made the world increasingly connected, making it easier than ever to stay in touch with loved ones and find information on everything from health to consumer advice. While younger generations have grown up with technology at their fingertips, it can be challenging for seniors to stay up to date.
Tech Savvy Seniors, is a free program launched in 2021 to help seniors increase their digital literacy skills, by offering training and support to individuals 55+ that can help seniors master technology.
We are currently offering, in-person, on-to-one instruction, which can be arranged by making an appointment with our Digital Literacy Coach.
For tech support, you can book our Digital Literacy Coach for a quick call to set up an appointment by clicking, or tapping, on the little floating box on the bottom left of this page. Click or tap on, "Appointment" and you will be will taken to another page with a calendar. You can click on any active Wednesday. (other days of the week are inactive) Or, you can click, or tap, on "Text" and fill-in the pop up box to send a text. (you will need to be on a mobile phone to send a text)
Additionally, we have iPads and Samsung Galaxy tablets to lend out to give individuals the opportunity to explore these devices before purchasing one. Contact us for more information about borrowing a tablet. We provide set-up and instructions as well as a written manual.
The global pandemic has increased the need for basic tech skills and seniors may feel they have been left behind, but technology can make life easier for seniors. That’s why it’s a good idea for seniors to learn how to use computers or tablets. By learning to harness the power of technology and apps like Zoom, Facetime, and Skype, they’ll be able to stay connected with just the click of a few buttons. That means socializing is easier than ever, especially for seniors who have a medical condition that makes travel difficult. Plus, they can access games and puzzles that can provide entertainment. Computers help seniors stay active and can reduce feelings of isolation.
Computers also make daily tasks like grocery shopping and paying bills even easier. Instead of leaving the house or having to deal with mailing forms, they can simply take care of these tasks online using a home computer
In addition, computers can make it easier for seniors to attend to medical needs. Instead of arranging medical transportation to see a doctor, you can simply schedule a virtual visit with a healthcare provider so you don’t have to leave your home.