HELP WITH TECHNOLOGY
Volunteers are matched with a senior member to help with a wide variety of computer and internet questions related to email, photo sharing, social media, and/or online services (such as banking). Matches meet on an ongoing basis, one-on-one, once a week for 1.5 to 2 hours. Volunteers are there to support and encourage seniors to: learn new skills or to further develop current skills; navigate new technology more confidently; and troubleshoot problems on their own.
Seniors who are members of the Generations Program can request the service even if they do not own a computer, tablet or smartphone, as meetings can take place at a public place with computer access, such as a library.
The goal of these visits is to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness, by helping seniors become more integrated into society as it looks today.