SeniorNet grants open doors – Leisure and Aging Society
What’s your e-mail address? Are you Mac or PC? How fast is your modem?
Standard questions for 12-year-olds, but potentially a foreign language for older citizens. How can you help seniors in your community get turned on to technology? Apply for a SeniorNet grant to develop computer classes and access to your seniors, the deadline is Nov. 30.
The two newest recipients for grants are the City of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Parks and Recreation and Springfield-Greene County (Mo.) Parks and Recreation. The Ann Arbor Senior Center supports more than 1,700 seniors a month with classes and programs to help seniors stay mentally and physically active and to support the families that support the seniors. In Springfield, an aging skating rink will be converted into a multipurpose center where, with the support of the SeniorNet grant, the center will develop 11 work stations for seniors to learn about the Internet and stay connected.
For more information about SeniorNet, contact Ron Tillman at email@example.com.
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