Technology is everywhere but older adults are often on the sidelines when it comes to using computers, tablets, smartphones and the internet. Arlington Independent Media’s Technology Classes for Older Adults hopes to change that.
In relaxed and fun workshops, AIM’s classes clearly explain today’s most common communication technologies. Computers, smartphones, social media, photography and the internet are among the areas covered in these informative and low cost workshops. All workshops are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Arlington Independent Media’s facility in Clarendon.
Basic Internet Literacy — Wednesday, September 26
Whether you are new to computers or have been using them for years, our Basic Internet Literacy class will help older adults surf the internet safely and with confidence. Participants will learn the basics of web browsers, how search works, and how to create safe user names and passwords.
Smartphone Basics — Wednesday, October 3
Designed specifically for older adults, this one-session workshop starts at the basics and teaches participants how to get the most from their smartphones.
Smartphone Photography — Wednesdays, October 10 & 17
This hands-on, two-week workshop will demystify smartphone cameras and teach participants how to create great pictures with them. Older adults will learn photo basics, picture composition, free photo apps, image editing and more.
Social Media — Wednesdays, October 24 & 31
This two-week class will provide an in-depth examination of the most popular social media platforms and help participants create a safe and secure on-line presence. Creating profiles, finding friends and family, privacy settings, on-line safety and how to avoid scams and fake news are among the topics covered in this fun workshop.
For more information or to enroll contact Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388 or visit www.ArlingtonMedia.org.