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”

4/2- Overview of Voice-Controlled Internet Devices: Amazon's Echo
4/9- Coloring Book Apps
4/16 CLOSED FOR PATRIOT’S DAY
4/23-Reading Books On Your Smartphone: iPhone & Android
4/30-Google Alerts
5/7-Accessibility Options
5/14-Digital Magazine Subscriptions
5/21-Keyboard Shortcuts
5/28 CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
6/4- How to Add Contacts to Your Smartphone
6/11- How to Pay Your Parking Meter Using Your Smartphone
6/18- What is WIFI and Bluetooth Technology?
6/25- What is Cellular or Mobile Data?

One-to-One Offerings

Bring Your Own Device (FREE)
Saturday April 21, 2018 - 10am-12pm

CCTV is partnering with Boston University students 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.

Bring Your Own Device (FREE)
Saturday May 19, 2018 - 10am-12pm

CCTV is partnering with M.I.T. fraternity Sigma Nu 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)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 1-3pm

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

One-to-Many Offerings

All About Your Computer Files: Formats, Purposes and Convertibility (FREE)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1-3pm

Do you often get confused when dealing with computer file formats? Like how can you tell a PDF from a DOC and why would you ever have to a convert a file format to another? In this class, we will look at different computer file formats, what they are used for, their file extension names, and how to convert or compress them if possible. Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.