Tech Coaching is an opportunity for older adults to receive assistance from high school students for the technology-related challenges that they may face with various devices (computers, tablets, cell phones, cameras, etc.). These students were recruited from local high schools and have received training that will equip them to answer your questions. Individual students will be assigned to participants for one-to-one coaching.
See our events listings for dates and times of the next Tech Coaching session.
Here are some comments from previous Tech Coaching participants:
Very polite students and respectful. Means a lot to me as a senior citizen.
She understood my question (or point of confusion) and approached each with enthusiasm.
It gives me confidence to know that I can come to the Aging Center with my computer issues, it's very helpful.
I know there is somewhere I can go if I need more help with coaching on my curve to becoming tech savvy helps with grounding as I lose memory or brain balance with a busy world as stage.
Knowing there are resources gives me a lot of confidence, and that is enormously important as I age.
(Tech coaching) provided means of connection and friends, grandchildren, and other family members.
Definitely helped increase my communication with family and friends of all ages! Thank you so much!
Grounding my mental illness, daily, is lifetime, ongoing. As a senior I wanted to try a new thing and go more techy. Thank you for the students, awesome.
Super service. Thank you. As a neophyte in technology, I love that we can learn from our youth!
The high school student teaches by demonstration — then having me do it. Sometimes she doesn't know the answers and I learn by watching her figure it out. She is patient, smart, and flexible. I don't think any of this has to do with her being a high school student — it just has to do with her being an awesome teacher.
I think this is a great way of both providing a service to the aging population and giving high school students an opportunity to know they can make a real difference in the life of an adult.
I think it is a win-win proposition. The student gets training dealing with older people and older people are learning about questions that will help them out.
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