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Senior High Tech Comes To Thayne

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The Thayne Senior Center will host a Senior High Tech event on May 9 at 11:30. The public is encouraged to bring their cell phones and other mobile devices for free one-on-one tutoring through by the Star Valley High School Student Council (photo used with permission from the Thayne Senior Center).

Students from the Star Valley High School Student Council will take part in AARP Wyoming’s Senior High Tech project at the Thayne Senior Center from 11 a.m. -  1 p.m. on May 9. The Senior High Tech program pairs student service organizations with adults interested in learning more about their cellular phones and mobile devices through one-on-one tutoring with students.

The training is free and there is no requirement to be an AARP member in order to take part in the event. On May 9, members of the Star Valley Student Council will arrive at 11 a.m. to offer advice before lunch is served at noon. Star Valley students will also stick around through lunch for anyone interested in finding out more about their phones, tablets, or computers.

This event will be the fifth Senior High Tech project in Wyoming involving AARP Wyoming. At each event, a group of students from the local high school provides one-on-one tutoring sessions to those age 50 and over in the community. During past Senior High Tech events, high school students have helped citizens with questions such as finding old emails, sending photos to loved ones, or adding apps to a phone. These are typically easy answers to offer and the Senior Center does have WIFi, allowing for work online.

The first was a series of tech tutorials offered by a group of 10 student council and FBLA members from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School at senior centers in Goshen County. The second took place in Cheyenne in October and the third in Basin, Wyo. in December.

Senior centers, or service organizations, interested in holding a Senior High Tech in your community can contact Tanya Johnson at:   tajohnson@aarp.org .

For more information on the event, contact Tanya Johnson at:   tajohnson@aarp.org .

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