Al Kouba, who lives in Bend, Ore. That's when the retired systems engineer knew it was time to play catch up: "If you're going to communicate with your family, you have to be on Facebook," he says. So he turned to a technology expert: his year-old granddaughter, Marlee Norr.
It can feel intimidating, though, and it can be hard to know where to start. His goal: brighten the day of a group of people that have unfortunately, in large part, been forgotten, and make them feel like someone cares. In fact, many of them were just sitting in their rooms, isolated.
So when she got a hand-me-down smart phone from her 5-year-old grandson David, she needed to learn how to use it. Roberts Public Library in Temecula. The February session seemed like a party because about 30 people were there having a great time.
Through facilitating community collaborations, we seek to invite more positive discussion and action re: kids and technology. We want to bring more attention to what it means for kids to be deliberate digital citizens — to use digital skills to make a difference in their families, schools, and communities. Read more about the multiple community partners Bethany brought together to implement these pilots at the bottom of this post. Cyber Seniors is a program where youth teach senior citizens digital skills anywhere from basic computer skills to video chat, Facebook, email, and more.
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By Susannah Fox. I recently fielded a question about how to design a program pairing internet-savvy teens with non-internet-using seniors. After explaining that we do not conduct research on that topic per se, I did share some insights about each age group.
But after more than half a year taking free technology classes through nonprofit Teach Seniors Technology, Wang can not only open her iPad but text her children and FaceTime her grandchildren. Teach Seniors Technology was started in and now has more than 50 volunteers teaching approximately seniors how to work an iPhone, iPad and other technological devices. She said the organization addresses a demographic that can often get left behind in all the technological advances.
Throughout the project, they realize how much they have common, understand their roots and form ongoing supportive friendships. The segment ends with a large turnout for the garden's dedication at which the Mayor praises the value of the project. Family Services of Westchester's My Second Home An assisted senior day center has a variety of intergenerational programs in place to help its older adults maintain a fulfilling lifestyle.
As a striker for his football team, year-old Imran Naseer is used to outrunning defenders and getting his name on the score sheet. Yesterday, however, he had to endure moving around at a slower pace. He and some other teenagers from the Woodlands Youth League were tasked with going grocery shopping on wheelchairs or crutches.
He started writing letters to people at his local nursing home, then reached out to others. We spoke to Jacob about how young people—people of all ages, really—can start a movement as an army of one, help it grow, and conquer any obstacles or roadblocks they may encounter. What advice do you have for other young people who might want to do the same? Everyone has the resources they need to make a difference.