Making Electronic Media Accessible For Seniors
Most of us clearly recognize that internet accessibility has become a necessity of modern life. We pay our bills; we make purchases; we stay in touch with friends and family, as well as keep up with what is going on in the world. However, with the pace of change in electronic media, it can be challenging for many of us to stay up-to-date on new developments. Small wonder then, that many seniors can be left feeling out of the loop. The Lakewood Division of Aging and the Lakewood Public Library have agreed to combine forces to help seniors develop those essential computer literacy skills that we all need, in order to cope in 2018 and beyond.
A staff person from Lakewood Public Library will be available to meet with seniors at the Lawther Center in Lakewood on the Second Tuesday of every month. Individual assistance will be offered from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM by appointment. Make your reservation for this free service by calling the Lawther Center at 216-521-1515. Seniors will get the help they need, whether the issue is some basic trouble-shooting, getting their smart phone or tablet programmed, or just learning more about the features, and figuring out how to get onto Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. This would also be a great opportunity for those who might want to try paying bills or doing some shopping online. Give us a call, and schedule an appointment to get started.
I am the Volunteer Services Supervisor for the City of Lakewood, Department of Human Services, Division Of Aging. I am a Lakewood resident.