In spite of how advanced personal technology is, access to it and proficiency is still a function of privilege - both economic and generational. Affordable technology tutoring makes information, online communication, and personal enrichment accessible.
At the CommUnity Zone
Consider Being a Tech Tutor The CommUnity Zone is doing its best to make our resources available to community members who may not be able to travel to the local library. We offer tech-tutoring sessions both individually and for groups. Our Tech Tutoring program is a project, which match students who can provide basic computer and technology training to older adults and seniors. The program gives students an opportunity to develop their leadership, communication, and teaching skills. Each student will easily be able to teach important aspects of computing to a segment of the population who is not as familiar with technology. The tutors assist seniors in learning how to use technology and to overcome apprehension about technology. Lessons might include how to e-mail, use an IPhone or IPad and Internet search engines, as well as help with photos. Sharing these learning skills that come easily to young adults with older folks help enable seniors to stay connected with family members and the world around them. This intergenerational program allows students to strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, improve communication abilities, and interact and share information with a population different from them. Through this basic instruction, seniors are able to communicate with family and friends, learn new skills, and gain a sense of accomplishment. Contact: Cynthia Peltier, CommUnity Zone at email@example.com
At the Library
The Union County Public Library System also offers free tech assistance at all three of their local libraries. To schedule an appointment, visit any of the three Union County libraries; Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; or West End Library, Laurelton or call 570-523-1172.. More information can be found here: http://unioncountylibraries.org/tech-assistance/