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Technology Resources

Tech Tools to Virtually Connect

Technology now makes it possible to host family dinners, gather with friends, read bedtime stories to children from a distance, visit museums, and so much more without leaving home. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to use these tools – there are many available that are easy to use. Still not confident? The resources in this section can help you figure out which tools might work best for you, help you learn how to use them, and provide suggestions how you can use technology to do the things you enjoy. 

How to get started

  • Create Connections With Technology
    engAGED National Resource Center from USAging. Ways older adults can use technology to create and maintain social connections. 
  • How to Become Tech Savvy Seniors in 10 Days
    Aging in Place. Article with tips on how to get started using digital tools.
  • Internet for Seniors on Low and Fixed Incomes Information on the benefits of having internet access as a senior, what type of things you can do online, and descriptions of free communication services and devices.
  • Senior Planet
    A national program that helps older adults use technology to improve their social engagement, financial security, civic participation, health, and creativity.
  • Tools for Reaching a Remote Audience
    National Council on Aging. Overview of options for video communication, including pros and cons for some of the most common video tools.

Learn tech skills

  • Cyber-Seniors
    Free tech support to seniors using an intergenerational, youth volunteer model. Help is available through one-on-one phone calls or daily webinars.
  • Internet Basics for Seniors
    Comprehensive guide for seniors on the skills and knowledge they need to use the internet, including definitions for common internet-related terms and how to read a web address or URL.
  • Senior Tech Corner: Tech Terms List of the latest tech terms you need to know.
  • Skillful Senior
    Interactive, basic tutorials created to teach seniors everything from the proper computer posture to key positions on your keyboard.

Accessible tech tools

Getting access to phone and internet services

For Families and Caregivers

Funding for this initiative was made possible by contract no. HHSP233201500088I from ACL.  The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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