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Tech Savvy Seniors

Welcome to Tech Savvy Seniors, a site designed to support seniors in learning about technology to help enhance independence and promote social engagement. If you are interested in learning more about how to use technology safely and with more confidence, then these resource modules may be of interest to you!

Technology has changed the way we live our day-to-day lives. More people are taking advantage of the convenience that digital technology and online resources offer us. Technology has become an essential part of society, and is increasingly being used in healthcare, business, and social settings.

Being “Tech Savvy”, or digitally literate, means having the knowledge and skills to confidently use computers, mobile devices, and the internet while practicing digital independence and social connection, using the online resources more regularly, and recognizing and preventing digital threats.

In this resource, there are five topics that are covered:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Computers, Tablets, and Cell Phones;
  • Module 2: The Basics of Internet and Email;
  • Module 3: The Basics of Phishing and Cybersecurity;
  • Module 4: The Basics of Social Media;
  • Module 5: The Basics of Online Banking and Shopping.

These course modules are designed to help teach the skills needed for basic computer, tablet, and cell phone use so that even the most unexperienced computer-user can learn how they can start taking advantage of all the opportunities and resources that technology offers.

Benefits of Using Technology:

  • Technology can make it easier to perform tasks: like grocery shopping, paying bills, or seeking medical attention in your home.
  • Technology can provide access to information, applications, and entertainment: like watching the news, researching a product, downloading games, and watching entertaining videos online.
  • Technology can help us communicate with each other through virtual means: like email, social media, video-calling, and more!

Please select the module below that best serves your interests to start your technology training journey today!

Introduction to Computers, Tablets and Cellphones

Using the Internet and Email

Cybersecurity and Phishing Scams

Online Banking and Shopping

Technology Glossary