Workshops Teach Seniors How To Use Tablets

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EATONTOWN – Do you own a tablet, but don’t know how to use it?

SCAN, which stands for Social Community Activities Network, is hosting two 11-week free programs designed to help people aged 60 and over learn how to use tablets to connect online and engage positively in their lives. Participants will also attend classes geared toward healthy behaviors, financial well-being and enrichment later in life.

Fall sessions will take place in the following locations:

  • Bradley Beach on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., September 13 through November 22, at the Bradley Beach Senior Center, 701 Main Street.
  • Freehold Borough on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 28 through December 14, at the YMCA Community Center, 41 Center Street.

Two types of participants are being sought after: low-income people with a maximum annual income of $15,075 if single, or a higher limit for families, who will be eligible to receive a free Android-based tablet. These participants should be interested in learning how to use tablet computers to get online and become engaged. Another group of participants with any income who already own a tablet but do not know how to use it are also needed.

Applications are now being accepted for both types of participants. To receive an application, call SCAN at 732-542-1326. Volunteers who have technology experience and can assist as coaches and trainers for the programs are also being considered. If you are interested in volunteering and know how to use tablets and the Internet, please call SCAN at 732-542-1326.

SCAN is New Jersey’s premier non-profit provider of social education for adults since 1988 and provides quality social resources to the active adults in our community.

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