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”

1/29 - All about Smart TVs
2/5 -Brain Games: Lumosity, Peak, Elevate
2/12 - Printing from the Internet
2/19 - CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY
2/26 -Where Do My Downloads Go for the Smartphone
3/5 -Where Do My Downloads Go for the Computer
3/12 -Freeing Up Space on Your Smartphone: iPhone
3/19 - Freeing Up Space on Your Smartphone: Android
3/26 -Overview of Voice-Controlled Internet Devices: Amazon's Echo

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)
Wednesday, March 7, 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

Making the Web Work for You (FREE)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1-3pm

The internet can seem like an awfully large place. How does anyone ever remember where to go or where they’ve been on the web? Well, now you can make your computer’s internet settings remember just where you have been so you don’t have to. In this class you will learn how to save websites to your bookmarks or favorites tab, configure your home screen to include the websites most visited, and use web applications like Google Alerts to notify you instantly of any current news, weather updates or any other events that might be of interest to you. Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.

Using Google Maps and Street view for Navigating Around Town (FREE)
TBA Late March/Early April 2018 - 1-3pm

Finding your way around town has never been easier than with Google Maps. Learn how to use this Google application with gusto as Google insiders take you through its variety of features including: getting directions, receiving real-time traffic updates, receiving the best public transportation options, travel duration estimates, as well as the ability to see photos of your destination prior to your arrival.Please contact Michael Rodriguez at 617-401-4058 or michael@cctvcambridge.org for more information - registration is required.