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 week 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 photography, 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+ Mini-Lesson Schedule”

“Computers for 50+” Winter 2017 Mini-Lesson Schedule”
01/02 - CLOSED for New Years
01/09 - No lesson today
01/16 - CLOSED for MLK Day
01/23 - Email Attachments
01/30 - No lesson today
02/06 - Bookmarking Websites
02/13 - No lesson today
02/20 - CLOSED for President's Day
02/27 - Navigating Amazon
03/06 - CCTV's NeighborMedia with Frank Morris
03/13 - Google Calendar
03/20 - Search Engines 101
03/27 - Using Youtube to Learn

One-to-One Offerings

Bring Your Own Device (FREE)
Friday, January 20th, 1pm - 3pm

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 Allison Rodriguez at 617-401-4009 or allison@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.

Age Engage with Google (FREE)
Tuesday, March 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 Allison Rodriguez at 617-401-4009 or allison@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.

General Class Offerings

Editing Your Photos Using Google Photos, (FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members)
Thursday, March 30, 1pm - 3 pm

Learn how to edit your photos using Google Photos: crop your photos using different aspect ratios, correct for exposure, add some vibrance, add filters for fun effects, create collages, create simple animations, convert your photos to black and white, save your edited photos or revert back to their original image. After the class instruction, you’ll have time to practice editing your photos, and ask questions. You should create a gmail account and bring 1-3 images with you to the class. If you need help creating a gmail account, please attend a Monday lab drop-in session to get some help.

Using Google Searches to Solve Problems, (FREE)
Tuesday, April 4th, 1pm - 3 pm

Everyone has questions that they need help finding answers to. In this class, an employee from google will teach you how to use the google search engine as an information resource. Google permits you to have a multitude of educational resources at your fingertips - from where the closest dentist is to how to make vegetable soup - so learn how to make use of Google to make your life easier! Instructed and lead by an employee from Google, this class will provide you hands on training as well as provide time for individual questions and support.