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 CCTV, 1-3pm

“Computers for 50+ MONDAY Mini-Lesson Schedule”

8/07 -Find Things To Do Around Boston With Event Web Sites
8/14 -Explore Trip Destinations On A Budget
8/21 -Find Discounts To Boston Arts And Culture Events With BOSTIX
8/28 –Finding Tutoring Services Online
9/04 -CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
9/11 -Read Magazines For Free Online With Your Cambridge Library Card
9/18 -Using Task Rabbit to Complete Errands
9/25 - How to Hire Home Services Safely

One-to-One Offerings

Bring Your Own Device (FREE)
Tuesday, August 29, 10am-12pm

CCTV is partnering with the Tufts University FOCUS First-Year Orientation CommUnity Service program 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 michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.

Age Engage with Google (FREE)
October TBA

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 michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.

One-to-Many Offerings

Ordering Online from On-Demand Delivery Services (FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members)
Thursday, July 27th, 2pm - 4pm

Need to get groceries, but cannot leave the house for one reason or another? Maybe you just need one or two things from the local convenience store? In this class, you will learn about a variety of different online delivery services that either fetch your groceries, pick up a few items from the general store for you, or bring you your meal from a restaurant. All of which are delivered straight to your door. Some of the services we will be covering are Jet.com, Gopuff.com, DoorDash, GrubHub, Peabody and Amazon. Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.

Weathering the Summer Climate with the Most Accurate Weather Websites (FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members)
Wednesday, August 16th, 1pm - 3 pm

Looking to head out of doors for the day or planning a trip weeks in advance and want to keep an eye out for the rapidly changing weather conditions? In this class, you will be introduced to several weather sites, their similarities and differences, as well as their degrees of accuracy and rates of updated information. Come and decide which weather website is best for your travel needs. Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.

Internet Safety 101 - Web Scam Awareness & Security Basics (FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members)
October TBA

This class, taught by Google employees, will go over the basic concepts and procedures for successful Internet safety. Topics will include an overview of smart email habits to acquire, the use of virus scan, how to stay alert of internet fraud and email “phishing” scams, tips for creating a unique password, and an explanation of preventative processes like Google's two-step verification. Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.