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 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!

“Computers for 50+ MONDAY Mini-Lesson Schedule”

10/2 Using Google Calendar for Appointments and Reminders
10/9 CLOSED FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY
10/16 Web Browsers for Computers and Smartphones: Windows vs. Tabs
10/23 Intro to Twitter
10/30 Intro to Instagram
11/6 Websites to help you make and send electronic Holiday cards
11/13 Save money & time when shopping online: Using Honey Browser Extension
11/20 Backing up your Smartphone: iPhone
11/27 Backing up your Smartphone: Android
12/4 Free Streaming Music web sites
12/11 Alternative Phone Calling services
12/18 Bookmarking Websites
12/25 CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

One-to-One Offerings

Bring Your Own Device (FREE)
Next Session TBA

CCTV partners with different Cambridge organizations to offer seniors one-on-one assistance with a personal device. If you acquired a new device, or 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)
Next Session 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

Internet Safety 101 - Web Scam Awareness & Security Basics (FREE)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1-3pm

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.

All About Accessibility Features on Your Computer, Device and Web Browser (FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1-3pm

Trouble seeing the small text on the screen of your computer or electronic device? Wish you could access certain computer applications without all the frustration? In this class, we will delve into several of the available accessibility features on your computer, electronic device and internet browser to help you navigate your way around the computer and the web with ease. Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.