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 and Thursdays 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 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 we will have several lessons about the Cambridge Public Library and how to utilize their online services. So, on Monday afternoon be sure to stop by, catch a mini-lesson, and get assistance with basic computer skills from our staff and interns that are eager and ready to support you!

“Computers for 50+ MONDAY Mini-Lesson Schedule”

FALL 2018 Schedule

10/1- Navigating the Cambridge Library Online
10/8- CLOSED FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
10/15- Flipster —Read Magazines for Free through the Cambridge Library
10/22- FREE Books and Other Online Media through the Cambridge Library
10/29- Web Browser: Basics and Beyond
11/5- Podcast 101
11/12- How to Find Movie Discounts
11/19- Online Crafting Courses With Craftsy and Bluprint
11/26- Red Flags For Phishing Scams
12/3- Magnifying Apps
12/10- Getting the Most Out of Your Phone Battery
12/17- Uber and Lyft
12/24- CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
12/31- NO MINI-LESSON

One-to-One Offerings

Age Engage with Google (FREE)
Friday November 2nd - 1pm-3pm

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. People over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings teach participants internet literacy skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, navigate and organize their emails, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! Great for those who have a lot of internet questions and are looking for in person expertise on how to make their way around the net. Registration is required. Please email cheyenne@cctvcambridge.org or call 617-401-4058.

Bring Your Own Device (FREE)
Tuesday November 20th - 6pm-8pm
CCTV is partnering with Upgrade Cambridge to offer seniors one-to-one assistance with a personal device. If you have recently acquired a new device, or have a device you've owned for a while but need help understanding, bring it on by! In pairs the Upgrade Cambridge folks will help you to get the most out of your phone, tablet or laptop. Registration is required. Please email cheyenne@cctvcambridge.org or call 617-401-4058.

One-to-Many Offerings

Making Every Day Tasks Easier Using Google Apps
Wednesday November 14th - 10am-12pm
Ever had trouble keeping things straight on your phone? Want to share photos with a friend or family member, but don't know how? If you write notes on paper, have you ever had difficulty finding the note when you need it? Learn how to use Google apps to organize your schedule and set reminders. With apps such as Keep, Google photos, or Google assistant you can gain back your time. In this course you will learn from Google experts how to use these applications to simplify your life both online and offline. Please email cheyenne@cctvcambridge.org or call our front desk at 617-661-6900 to register.

Protecting Yourself Against Online Scams
Wednesday December 5th- 10am-12pm
From banking to email to shopping, so many of our daily tasks are done on the internet. Going online to access services like these can be speedy and convenient, but many are fearful to share personal information online. Officers Dan Burroso and Matt Mahoney from the Cambridge Police Department will teach us how we can protect ourselves and our information online. Come learn about traps internet scammers try to use to gather your personal information, and how to be steps ahead of online tricksters. Please email cheyenne@cctvcambridge.org or call our front desk at 617-661-6900 to register.