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Technology web site offers computer training programs for older adults

Don’t let those technology gifts you received from well-meaning younger relatives stay in boxes this year: pull them out, plug them in and tune in to a computer class or other technology training programs available for older adults. Once you become familiar with some of these products, you’ll see how they can make your life easier and more enjoyable.

The new Technology & Aging Coalition of San Diego County can help you learn where to go for classes. The web site provides a listing of many technology education options that are available. There is also a list of computer clubs for older adults. continue reading>>

Source: San Diego County News

Being There, Without Leaving Home

Deidre Weliky, center, leads a discussion at the Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center in Flushing. Some participants, visible on the computer screen, join in from their homes.

Deidre Weliky, center, leads a discussion at the Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center in Flushing. Some participants, visible on the computer screen, join in from their homes.

At the Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center in Queens, a social worker, Rachel Itzkowitz, is leading the weekly current events class, guiding participants through a series of discussions. What did they think about that shooting at the Mexican border? About higher compensation for first responders injured on Sept. 11? And what about the controversy over building a Muslim community center near the World Trade Center site?

Milton Greidinger has something to say. “A lot of baloney,” he huffs. “They don’t have to slap America in the face by putting a mosque where the damage was done. You can have religious freedom by building it on another street, that’s what I think.”

Mr. Greidinger, 86, a retired department store buyer, isn’t in the room with the half-dozen other class members. Largely homebound because of mobility problems, he’s logging in from his apartment on a computer he received and learned to use just a few months ago, in a demonstration project by Selfhelp Community Services, a New York senior services organization. continue reading>>

Source: Paula Span (New York Times, August 3, 2010)
Photo Source: Jason DeCrow

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