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AARP Alaska, AARP Hawaii and Senior Planet Present Tech Series


AARP Alaska is partnering with Senior Planet to bring you a technology series with introductory classes ranging from social media to protecting yourself online.  Senior Planet from AARP delivers award-winning training programs that are designed to help older adults understand and effectively use technology to achieve targeted outcomes in their social connectedness, health, civic engagement, financial security and creative expression.

These webinars are for EVERYONE – from knowledgeable techies to those wanting to get started with online tools and platforms.

The webinars will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays starting October 13 and running through November 17.

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Friday, October 13, 2023 -- Protecting Your Personal Info Online
This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We’ll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like safe browsing, how to recognize online scams, and when it’s OK — or not — to share your personal information online.


Friday, October 20, 2023 -- Twitter
Twitter is seemingly unavoidable these days–and for good reason! It’s become one of the most popular sources for on-the-ground, breaking news coverage. Come learn about Twitter’s important features, as well as the service’s social importance and how you can access breaking news and important information even without signing up for a Twitter account.


Friday, October 27, 2023 -- YouTube
You may associate YouTube with silly videos of cats, but it’s much more than that. Every day, people around the world watch more than 1 billion hours of video, including classic movies, how-to videos, news clips, and more. This presentation will give an overview of the free content available on YouTube and show you how to navigate the site with ease. You’ll also get tips for viewing and sharing others’ videos and learn about uploading your own.

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Friday, November 3, 2023 -- Streaming and Smart TVs
Every day, more and more people are “cutting the cord” and canceling their cable subscriptions. Instead, they’re using free or low-cost streaming services like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu to watch their favorite shows and movies online. This presentation will introduce streaming: what it is, how to use it, and the variety of content available. You’ll also learn how to watch live TV without cable and how smart TVs and streaming devices can let you watch videos from the Internet on your television.

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Friday, November 10, 2023 -- Food Delivery Apps
Ordering food from home is now easier than ever thanks to the internet. This lecture provides an overview of the most popular food delivery apps, such as Seamless. You’ll learn about the pros and cons, how to search for new restaurants, and how to leave a tip and rating.

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Friday, November 17 -- Fitness App
Think that fitness apps are only for athletes? This lecture covers many different types of fitness apps, whatever your health and wellness goals. We’ll discuss apps that can help you track your nutrition and activity, plan your workouts, stay motivated and even get better sleep. You’ll learn about the benefits of fitness apps and popular apps in each category.

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