Technology Resource Center for Older Adults

Technology Resource Center for Older Adults

CCTV offers a variety of technology education programs for people over the age of 50

Weekly at CCTV!

Computers for People Over 50
Those over 50 can come to Computers for People Over 50 on Mondays from 1 pm to 3 pm to receive computer training and support from patient and knowledgeable volunteers. This program is designed to meet the needs and interests of each participant. People with varying levels of computer experience are welcome to attend.

Each Monday at 2pm, the "Computers for 50+" lab interns usually offer a short (15 - 20 minute) mini-lesson. Lessons cover dozens of topics, from social media to internet search engines to external hard drives. This quarter they are also going to feature a series of mini-lessons entirely on phone usage, your computer and the internet. So, on Monday afternoon be sure to stop by, catch a mini-lesson, and get assistance with basic computer skills from two interns that are eager and ready to support you!

*NEW THURSDAY Drop-in Lab time for People 50+ at begin April 6!

“Computers for 50+ Mini-Lesson Schedule”

“Computers for 50+” Spring 2017 Mini-Lesson Schedule”

4/03 -How to text message on your phone
4/10 - Online Grocery Shopping
4/24 -Using Blue Apron and other Online Recipe Services
5/01 - Using Public Transportation Apps
5/08 - Locating your smartphone with the web
5/15 - All About E-Readers (tablets, kindles, smartphones)
5/22 - Audio Books on the Go or At home with
6/05 - Reading with Google Play Books
6/12 - Finding Online Coupons to Save Money on your Online Purchases
6/19 - Using What's App to make calls worldwide or for text messaging
6/26 - Using Language Learning Apps

One-to-One Offerings

Bring Your Own Device (FREE)
Tuesday, April 18th, 10am-12pm

CCTV is partnering with MIT for their “Day of Service” to offer seniors one-on-one assistance with a personal device. Did you receive a new device as a gift this holiday season, or do you have a device you’ve owned for awhile and just want to learn some new options? Get the most out of your phone, tablet or laptop - bring it on by and we’ll help you become more familiar with your new technology! Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or for more information - registration is required.

Age Engage with Google (FREE)
Wednesday, June 7th, 1pm - 3pm

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, send and receive email, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or for more information - registration is required.

One-to-Many Offerings

Online Communication and Social Network for People over 50 (FREE)
Tuesday, May 2nd, 1pm - 3pm

Come and learn about popular and useful web applications to communicate online with your family and friends and meet new friends. During this class, you will learn how to create an account and user profile, perform video chats, phone calls, share pictures and so on with your family and friends on popular web applications such as Skype, Facebook and Stitch. You will also learn how to build a network of new friends with similar interests and hobbies. No prior knowledge required! Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or for more information - registration is required.

Photo Storage Solutions for your SmartPhone, Tablets, and Point and Shoot Cameras (FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members)
Thursday, May 18th, 1pm - 3 pm

With so many online photo storage options today, how do you decide? How do you free up space on your devices for more photos while maintaining access to them at any time and from anywhere? This class will provide an overview of a few top photo storage solutions available today. See how these photo services let you edit, store, organize your photos, and make the images accessible from any where in the world. Many of these services are free while others have monthly charges. Find out which service is right for you. Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or for more information - registration is required.