“You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream!”
Technology for Seniors – New Horizon Grant
Partnership between Literacy for Life Foundation, High River Library, Bow Valley College and McBride Career Services.
As seniors begin to downsize their homes and have to move into care or a smaller home, there is often limited space for many of their memories and items that give quality of life, such as records, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, photographs, slides and negatives. A portion of the funds would be used to purchase equipment that would be housed at the library to transcribe these memories to a digital format. A core group of computer literate seniors and youth would be available to mentor and teach others how to work the equipment. The library in High River is a hub for seniors in our community, as well, staff of the library would be available to support the senior/youth mentors. Many older adults are not computer literate and would first need individualized basic training. The development of senior and youth mentors would compliment and enhance existing basic computer classes, in particular for the more isolated senior.
If anyone is interested in becoming a mentor for other seniors, needs help or would like training on the new technology contact the High River Library, 403.652.2917. Training is being offered so check in with the library. Literacy for Life Foundation also offers basic technology training through courses and Computer Cafe. Check out Literacy for Life Program Event Page and Registration for information on upcoming programs and support.
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