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People Inc. Hosting Technology Sessions for Older Adults

“Ready, Set, Click and Learn” connects smiles and miles through technology
March 2, 2020: People Inc. is hosting “Ready, Set, Click and Learn,” a free, interactive five-week program that teaches people age 50 and older, how to safely connect with loved ones and access information through video chat, Google search, electronic calendaring and social media outlets such as Facebook. Sessions will be taught by an instructor, with mentoring provided by volunteer students from the D’Youville College Occupational Therapy Program.

The program will take place at the Akron Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, NY, beginning on March 31, and running every Tuesday and Thursday through April 28, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. A limited number of tablets will be available and complimentary refreshments will be served. This class is open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the Center to participate. Transportation is available through Hearts and Hands for this program.

To enroll in all sessions, contact the Center at 716.542.6645 or add your name to the sign-up sheet located at the Center by Monday, March 23. Class size is limited to 15.

This program is provided by People Inc. through support by a grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. The Health Foundation is an independent private foundation that advocates for continuous improvement in health and health care by investing in the people and organizations that serve young children and older adults.

People Inc., a multispecialty non-profit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to more than 10,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, special needs, their families and older adults throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted people to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. With nearly 4,000 employees, People Inc. is one of the region’s largest employers. To learn more, visit people-inc.org, follow People Inc. on Facebook or Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

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