Get Tech-Savvy at Free Workshops

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Ipad IconFeeling left out when it comes to the latest technology?

AARP Texas is launching its Technology, Education and Knowledge (TEK) program in San Antonio this summer to help older people improve their digital literacy. The program will feature a series of free hands-on workshops using Dell Android tablets.

On July 23, TEK begins with a course that will cover touchscreen basics, applications and texting, as well as photo sharing and video chat.

Registration is required because seating is limited. For schedules and to RSVP, go to http://aarp.cvent.com/aarptektexas. The workshops will be held at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 South Brazos St. For questions, call 877-926-8300 toll-free.

AARP in San Antonio is committed to helping older people overcome technology barriers. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, people 55-plus have been the slowest to adapt to the Internet age. Yet digital technology can enable them to stay in touch with friends and family and receive news and health information.

AARP in San Antonio is also exploring the possibility of smartphone photo workshops. Future events will focus on different devices. To learn more about TEK, visit aarp.org/aarptek. —Tracy Sutton Schorn