A small number of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects focused on connecting seniors. Site locations are limited based on funding availability. Seniors can also engage in video games, talk to computer experts and play with new tech gadgets. Senior centers serving these language populations are among. Classes are offered in four languages in addition to English: Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese. For more information about the Senior Planet Exploration Center, please see the.
Participants will also find out how to structure a time-intensive campaign, decide on a theme for the six weeks, recruit and train volunteers to do the soliciting, and make sure they stay on top of all the details. This program initially will run from June 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. That is why we have launched our Senior Planet technology training program designed for older adults to strengthen their social and economic well-being. Due to the volume of applications for volunteer positions at Senior Planet we cannot guarantee a volunteer position at the time of submission. Beyond a physical connection, seniors are also much less likely to actually go online.
Clearly, these programs exemplify the importance of fostering community collaborations, positive aging, adaptability to specific senior populations, and sensitivity to older learners when promoting digital literacy. Senior Planet is not just an in-person experience, however. Beyond the Basics - Practical and enriching activities for life-management, socialization and entertainment. At age 67, she decided to jump back into the workforce. How can we ensure access to those with issues of disability, affordability, or mobility? Thank you for expressing interest to volunteer at the Senior Planet Exploration Center.
Take a look at the section of its web site. Nathan was unemployed for over a decade after leaving her job in 2000 to tend to health problems and an ailing mother. Description Senior Planet is a project of , a New York-based nonprofit that since 2004 has engaged, trained and supported older adults in using technology to improve their quality of life and enhance their social and civic engagement. With that assistance they were able to bring in widespread awareness, local influencer, community and lawmaker support. Classes cover topics such as basic computers, advanced computing, digital cameras and other devices along with workshops, programs, lectures, and special events. · Manage email solicitation tactics and help grow targeted email lists. By supporting dynamic and innovative opportunities for our older New Yorkers, we continue to make New York City the most age-friendly city in the country.
The Senior Planet Exploration Center is located in Manhattan at 127 West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, and can be reached by phone at 646 590-0615 or via email at info seniorplanet. This project engaged 54 San Francisco facilities that serve the target population. As the internet age plows forward, many seniors are seeking resources and training to get up to speed. Over 21,000 visitors are expected this year, some of whom can be seen sharing their experiences at Senior Planet in this. For more information, call 718-502-9203. So many, in fact, that reports that people over 60 are the fastest growing segment of computer and internet users.
However, this practice can lead to a very homogenous and in-bred membership. Participants will dig deeper into the meaning of diversity and inclusion with a discussion and activity-based approach to building a deeper understanding of what diversity and inclusion mean. This includes the ways that we are all affected by, and that we affect others, especially through subtle, nonconscious processes of stereotyping and cognitive biases. The p about which seniors are most likely to be online mirror the data we reported in , with two important additions. Since 2004 they have provided over 14,000 technology training classes.
The center abounds with technology: 23 high-speed workstations, dozens of iPads and other tablets connected to WiFi throughout the space, digital cameras, several gaming consoles, a 110-inch television and more. Kamber said that a quarter to a half of Senior Planet students are seeking workforce-related skills. Join Senior Planet for RaisingHell: 50 Years of Activism, an interactive panel discussion and reception celebrating activism then and now. Partnerships with local literacy organizations provided volunteers trained to work with project participants who needed such assistance. Over 80 percent of participants report feeling more connected to friends, family, and community. Five-and ten-week courses help seniors learn the basics, with additional courses that help seniors explore digital photography, connect to social networks, improve workforce and online job searching skills, and simply have fun. Scrolling through a screen bearing numerous five-star reviews, Barbara Nathan is all smiles.
Thompson received one 90-minute session weekly for five weeks and is now able to communicate with her great-grandchildren. Must have computer, internet and email experience. Mission Statement Senior Planet is a community of older adults who are using technology to learn and live a new, engaged aging--with attitude. Click on a category in the menu below to learn more about it. Twice, Thompson had attended classes to learn internet use.