One-to-One Technology Coaching Program

My new employer, DOROT, is beginning a new program to match older persons seeking technology assistance at home one-on-one with volunteers. Below are a few specifics: Initial pilot will focus on basic smartphone functionality: voice calls, texting and email Volunteers must be able to visit two older persons for up to 4 one hour sessions […]

Aging Mastery Program – What It Offers to Seniors

For those of us who have a different vision of retirement than living with illness and waiting for the end of life, the National Council on Aging has created the Aging Mastery Program (AMP), a series of 10 core classes which “provide participants with an overview of the challenges encountered while navigating life in old […]

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 […]