New Technology Summer Courses Offered to Adult Seniors
BlueHair Technology Group recently announced their lineup of new summer technology courses for seniors 62 and older. The upcoming seminars will run from May 13-June 19, 2014. The workshops will be offered in various locations across North Atlanta and
May 12, 2014 (Newswire.com) -
The courses offered this summer include:
• Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
• Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
• Facebook Basics
• iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks
• iPad and iPhone Basics
Seniors are growing in their use of technology. According to an April 2014 study done by the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, sixty percent of seniors go online, seventy-seven percent have a cell phone, and forty-five percent own a tablet or smartphone. The Pew Study also revealed that there were unique barriers to technology adoption facing older adults including physical challenges, and in many cases, there was a heavy amount of skepticism expressed by adult seniors when asked about the benefits of technology.
BlueHair Technology Group's digital courses are specifically designed to address the unique challenges that adult seniors have with technology. The classes are constructed to be fun, comfortable, and convenient for seniors. Courses are taught by seasoned technology instructors who are assisted by volunteers from the local community. The program's goals are to empower older adults with the knowledge and skills they need to increase their independence, social interaction, confidence and connection to society.
For more information about BlueHair Technology Group's upcoming courses, visit www.bluehairtech.org.
About BlueHair Technology Group
BlueHair Technology Group is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate adult seniors about current technology and the tools available to them to improve the quality of their lives. BlueHair Technology brings complete workshops to senior communities across Atlanta, Georgia. The organization develops and presents the course material and provides additional technology for residents to use during the workshops.