What It Takes to Help Seniors Learn Technology

When it comes to training people in how to use technology, working with older persons can be especially challenging. For several years, I’ve had the good fortune to volunteer for organizations such as Dorot and Older Adults Technology Services which have specifically focused on helping seniors to become technically proficient. As these programs grow, there […]

Org Profile – Selfhelp Community Services

(This is the second of a series of posts profiling senior services nonprofits which are helping older persons to live active, engaged lives.) Most of us who interact with seniors understand how challenging it can be as we have an increasingly smaller circle of family and friends as we grow older.   Fortunately, many resources are […]

How to Design Technology Training for Seniors

As a follow up to my post, Tips in Helping Seniors with Technology, here are some additional ideas on how to effectively train older persons, whether it’s one on one or within a class: The more you understand about the senior, the easier it will be to plan your training.  First consider their age; seniors […]

Get Free Tech Help This Summer

Think you’re ‘too old’ to jump on the Internet / online bandwagon?  Think again.  At Senior Planet, an initiative of Older Adults Technology Services, you can get computer training in Manhattan, upstate New York, Maryland or at multiple satellite locations around NYC. Membership in Senior Planet is free to anyone 60 or over and provides […]