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 Technology Help

Drop by CCTV for Computer & Technology Assistance on Mondays from 1- 3 pm
The computer lab is open Mondays from 1 pm to 3 pm for people over 50 seeking help with computers, phones and tablets. This program is designed to meet the needs and interests of each participant. People with varying levels of experience with technology are welcome to attend.

Each Monday at 2pm, we offer a short (15 - 20 minute) mini-lesson. Lessons cover a variety of topics, from social media to internet search engines to external hard drives.

Mini-Lesson Schedule: Mondays at 2 pm
August 19: Finding & Listening to Podcasts
August 26: No Minilesson: One-to-One Bring Your Own Device Session Scheduled (Registration Required)
Sept 2: CLOSED
Sept 9: What is WIFI and Bluetooth Technology?
Sept.16: What is Cellular or Mobile Data?
Sept. 23: Taking Photos and Sharing Photos on Your Smartphone
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One-to-One Assistance

Bring Your Own Device
This August, the Boston University First Year Student Outreach Program & Tufts University Focus Project are partnering with CCTV to offer Bring Your Own Device workshops, which offer people over 50 years of age one-to-one assistance with technological devices. Community members over 50 years of age can register to receive one-to-one assistance with digital devices including phones, laptops or tablets. Contact 617 661 6900 to register.

Monday, August 26, 1 pm- 3 pm
Volunteers from the Tufts Focus Program will work one-to-one with participants to answer questions about their digital devices, helping them use phones, tablets, and laptops.

Thursday, August 29, 10 am- 12 pm
Volunteers from the BU FYSOP Program will work one-to-one with participants to answer questions about their digital devices, helping them use phones, tablets, and laptops.

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Classes

Google and CCTV present….
Internet Security 101: Web Scam Awareness and Internet Safety

September 30, 2019, 1 pm to 3pm
Free
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. Call 617 661 6900 to register.

Cambridge Police Department and CCTV present…
Scams Targeting Seniors
Free
September 19, 2019, 10- 12
Sadly, there are a variety of scams targeting senior citizens in Cambridge and beyond. Join us as the Cambridge Police Department shares information about scams targeting seniors, and learn how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim. Call 617 661 6900 to register.